|Posted on June 9, 2017 at 1:15 PM|
Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord
Please keep in your prayers those who are taking state exams.
+ Monday 12
‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.”But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also.' Matthew 5. 38,39
The Christian does not seek vengeance for real or imagined wrongs. We must forgive – seven times seventy if needs be.
'But I say to you, 'Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.'' Matthew 5.44
Christ commands us to love our neighbour as ourselves. And as all are our neighbours, those who hate us as much as those who love us, so we must love and pray for all.
‘whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others..' Matthew 6.2
We all must do all we can to help others. But consider carefully your reasons for doing so. Is it to gain glory in the eyes of the world? Or because they are your brother and sisters deserving your love and care?
'And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.'
The Christian way is hard. It is not easy to let go of the slights and wrongs we suffer. And yet, even as we hope that God will forgive us, so too must we forgive others.
+Friday 16 (day of discipline and self-denial)
'But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven … for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.' Matthew 6.20,21
Honestly ask yourself if it is the things of this world that matter most to you. Then consider the fact that there is not a single one of them that you can take with you to the next life. Why love that which you can not keep and may even serve to deny you the one thing that truly matters?
‘No one can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and Mammon.' Matthew 6.24
The things of this world exist to serve our bodily needs while we live. If we instead become slaves to them we lose our path in this life and risk our life in the next.
+Sun 18 June: 1st after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (the rector is away. The only services this Sunday are Morning Prayer at10.30am St Mary's and noon in Mothel Church. Canon Tarleton on call for pastoral emergencies)
Note: Canon Tareleton walked from O'Connell Bridge to Graiguecullen yesterday to raise funds for St Clare's Kitchen, Carlow. There is a Sponsorship sheet in the porch if you would like to support his efforts.
Coming up this week
+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
Notices and Advance Notices
+'Comer & Colliery grass money now due. €40
+20 June Annual MU Outing. Cost €45. All are welcome. To book contact: Jackie 0877790578, Iris 0868938963 or Emelda 0879227193.
+22 June 11am WNS end of year Service, St Mary's, all welcome
+24 June 'Walk with Willibrorod' – see poster in porch
+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
+14/15 July Raffle outside Eurospar for St Mary's
+20 Aug Parish BBQ (United Service that Sunday)
+29 Sep Whist Drive Wandesforde Hall
+13 Oct Bilboa Dinner Dance
+20 Nov 'Comer Autumn Fayre
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!
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