Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 2 July 2017: 3rd after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green
|Posted on July 1, 2017 at 11:40 AM|
Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord
+ Monday 3
He said, ‘Go away; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.’ And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl got up. Matthew 9. 24, 25
Those who put their faith in Christ have nothing to fear – in this life, or the next.
Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.’ Matthew 9. 37,38
How many times have you heard these verses or even prayed them yourself? Have you ever stopped to wonder if you are called to labour for the Lord's harvest? You should – because it is something that all Christians are called to do.
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: As you go, proclaim the good news, “The kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 10. 5-7
As Christians we are all sent into the world by Christ. And like those first disciples we must proclaim his good news in word and deed.
Jesus said 'You received without payment; give without payment.' Matthew 10. 8
All God gives us, the bounty of this world and the gift of Christ's good news, is freely given to us. And so we must freely share them with others.
+Friday 7 (day of discipline and self-denial)
Jesus said ‘See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves.' Matthew 10.16
Jesus knew his disciples would face dangers, yet he sent them anyway. But then, he was not afraid to face danger himself. And therefore neither must we fear what it may cost us to share the Gospel message.
Jesus said 'Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.' Matthew 10.28
The cost of following Christ's teaching in this life may sometimes seem difficult, But how much greater the cost in the next life of not doing so.
+Sun 9 July 4th after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (2nd of Month – services accorcding to usual pattern – see below)
Changes to service times in July
Sunday 16 July: 9.15 am The Colliery; 10.30am Bilboa
Sunday 23 July: 10.30am St Mary's; noon Mothel
Sunday 30 July: (Fifth Sunday) 11am The Colliery Church
Coming up this week
+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.
Notices and Advance Notices
+'Comer & Colliery grass money now due. €40
+Those hoping to be confirmed in the coming cycle of confirmations should let the rector know so he can organise a date with the Bishop.
+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.
+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 Wandesforde Hall (United Service at 11 am in St May's)
+29 Sep Whist Drive Wandesforde Hall
+13 Oct Bilboa Dinner Dance
+24 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 (30 July – The Colliery)
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!