Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 25 June 2017: 2nd after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green
|Posted on June 23, 2017 at 4:20 PM|
Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord
He saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him 'follow me.' And he got up and followed him.'Matthew 9.9
To the Jews of Jesus time tax-collectors were the worst of all sinners. And yet, being called, Matthew responded at once. Sometimes even those we think of as being the worst of all people only need the slightest nudge to jump at the chance of redemption. Who have you called lately?
+Tuesday 1 July
The harvest is plentiful but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers into his harvest.'Matthew 9. 37-38
How often do you pray that people will answer the call to the ministries of the Church, especially the ordained ministries? How often and in what ways to your encourage or help others to answer that call? And how often do you listen to know as to what ways God may be calling you?
(Jesus, sending out the twelve, said) 'As you go, proclaim the good news 'The kingdom of heaven has come near.' Matthew 10. 7
As Christians we are all called by Christ and sent forth into the world. In what ways do you proclaim to others that the kingdom of heaven has come near?
Jesus, sending out the twelve to proclaim the good news, said: 'You received without payment; give without payment.'Matthew 10. 8
The gift of the good news of Jesus Christ was something freely given to us by God. It is our work to freely pass that good news on to others.
+Friday 4 (day of discipline and self-denial)
See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves.' Matthew 10. 16
The work of being a Christian and spreading the good news is not without its dangers. We should welcome them with joy, knowing that in facing these dangers we are doing God's work.
'Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.' Matthew 10. 28
Ironically, we live in a world where many won't defend their Christian faith against the values of secular society out of fear of a harsh word, or that they won't be popular. Christ warned us to fear nothing of this world – because if we do, the price we pay may indeed be that of our soul.
+Sun 25 June: 3rd after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (1st of Month – services accorcding to usual pattern – see below)
Notices and Advance Notices
+'Comer & Colliery grass money now due. €40
+Special note of thanks: The organising Committee wishes to thank all those who contributed financially and in any other way to the celebration of Monsignor Ryan's Golden Jubilee.
+1 July Offerlane Parish dance, Abbeyleix Manor Hotel €20 087 178 7245
+Holiday Camp: this year Holiday Camp will take place on one day, Saturday 8 July from 10am – 3pm in the Wandesforde Hall. It'll be a fun day, packed with games, stories, action songs, and more! Contact Hannah at 087 654 3299 to book.
+14/15 July fund-raising Raffle outside Eurospar in 'Comer – volunteers needed to sell lines – please see sign up sheet at rear of 'Comer/Colliery Church
+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!