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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 23 July 2017: 6th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on July 21, 2017 at 3:50 AM

Please remember to maintain Holy Silence both before and after the service to allow others to pray quietly before the Lord

Next Sunday – United Service 11am The Colliery Church

 

+ Monday 24 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed …. the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it ... becomes a tree.' Matthew 13.31,32

Reflection

God's kingdom is an unstoppable force. Allow it to touch your heart and it will transform your life.

 

+Tuesday 25

'Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age.' Matthew 13. 40

Reflection

Judgement is not something that anyone likes to think about; but Christ warns us of it. If we take seriously his promises of eternal life we must also accept his warnings.

 

+Wednesday 26

‘On finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.' Matthew 13.46

Reflection:

All else is as nothing compared to what God offers us. Therefore no sacrifice we may make for the sake of entering into his kingdom can be too great.

 

+Thursday 27

'So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the furnace of fire.' Matthew 13.49,50

Reflection

Again our Lord warns of the judgement to come and how terrible it will be on that day for those who reject God. His warning is one we must take seriously and share with others.

 

+Friday 28 August (day of discipline and self-denial)

Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour except in their own country and in their own house.' Matthew 13.57

Reflection

Sharing Christ's word can be hard indeed when it comes to those closest to us. But because we love them, all the more reason not to shirk from the task. It is a poor kind of love that does not include caring also for the fate of their immortal soul.

 

+Saturday 29

For Herod had arrested John, bound him, and put him in prison on account of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because John had been telling him, ‘It is not lawful for you to have her.’ Matthew 14.3,4

Reflection:

John the Baptist was fearless in preaching the truth, even in the face of death. We face far less, yet often we fear to speak out.

 

+Sun 30 July 7th after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (5th Sunday of Month –United Service 11 am The Colliery Church)

 

Notices and Advance Notices

+ Thanks: to all who helped with the fund-raising Raffle outside Eurospar in 'Comer last weekend. A total of €1645 was raised.

+The Union BBQ takes place Sunday 20 Aug. Tickets available from Churchwardens (or contact the rector). €15 per adult, €5 per child. Catering by Dick Dooley! There will be a united service of Holy Communion at 11 am in St May's that Sunday, with the barbecue beginning at around noon. Please bring a dessert to share on the day. While this is primarily a social event, last year it made over €1000 profit which was shared with all the parishes in the Union.

+'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.

+19 Aug The Deenside Wheelers are having a fund-raising cycle in aid of the Castlecomer Daycare Centre. Please see notice in porch for details.

+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]

Sunday Services:

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!

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