|Posted on June 3, 2017 at 1:35 PM|
Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord
+ Monday 5
Jesus said: 'Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.' John 12.25
The pleasures and comforts of this life come at infinite cost, for to set them above obeying Christ's commandments is to forfeit the hope we have of heaven.
'In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.' Matthew 5.16
Do not ever think that how you live affects no one but yourself. The example of your life is important – faithful living for good, unfaithful for ill. And woe unto you if you lead others astray.
'No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.' John 15.13
Christian love is no sentimental thing. It is about denying the pleasures of this world so that the example of your life may testify to your faith, and if need be facing death itself for the sake of Christ.
'For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.' Matthew 5. 20
Do not think of the worst person you have heard of and think as long as you are better than they you will see heaven. Instead, think of the holiest one and strive to be even holier than they. And pray always for God's grace to resist the temptations that surround you.
'But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.' Matthew 5 28
Christians are called to a high standard of holiness indeed. We must strive not only not commit the sin, but to avoid the thought of it also. You risk as much by your fantasies as by your deeds. Pray daily for purity of life and heart.
'But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool.' Matthew 5.34,35
Of what use to you is an oath? If a person does not trust your word, will they believe you more because of your swearing? And if you speak a lie, why compound your sin by dishonouring God by your oath?
+Sun 11 June: Trinity Sunday; Liturgical colour Green (United Service in Holy Trinity Bilboa, 11 am – this is the only service in the parish this day)
Coming up this week
+Tue Select Vestry meeting 8pm Wandesforde Hall (pls note change of date)
+Thur CANCELLED – the scheduled service of Vespers in St Laserian's. Cathedreal
+Sat Wandesforde NS Bicycle fundraiser. All welcome
+Sat 7pm Special Mass in 'Comer for 50th anniversary of Msgr Ryan's ordination.
+Sun 11 June 'Comer Credit Union 50th Anniversary dinner dance. See notice in porch of Colliery & St Mary's for details
Notices and Advance Notices
+'Comer & Colliery grass money now due. €40
+17 June Conahy Vintage Club BBQ at Leslie Byrne's 7.30pm with talk on Henry Ford at 8.30pm. Donations in aid of Carlow/Kilkenny Homecare
+18 June: the rector is away. The only services that Sunday are Morning Prayer at10.30am St Mary's and noon in Mothel Church.
+20 June Annual MU Outing. Morning Coffee at Cois na hAbhann, tour of Wells House & Gardens, retail therapy in Wexford Town, 4 course evening meal in Whites Hotel. Cost €45. All are welcome. To book contact: Jackie 0877790578, Iris 0868938963 or Emelda 0879227193.
+25 June Mayo parish BBQ 1-3pm, Hilda Willougby's. Entrance by ticket only (€20, children €5). Tickets available from all parishioners.
+1 July Offerlane Parish dance, Abbeyleix Manor Hotel €20 087 178 7245
Rector: Rev Patrick Burke: 056 4441677 [email protected]
The Colliery 9.15am / St Mary's 10.30 am;
Mothel noon 1st and 3rd Sun; 2nd Sun Evening Prayer 7pm;
Bilboa noon 2nd & 4th Sunday, & 10.30am on 3rd Sundays.;
5th Sundays 11am, in rotation
Please use recorded giving (envelope, etc)! The parish gets 45c extra for every euro you give, if you pay tax, from Revenue (if you give €250 pa or more) if it is recorded!