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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 27 August 2017: 11th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on August 26, 2017 at 2:00 AM

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

 

+Monday 28

‘But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them.' Matthew 23.13

 

Reflection

Who locks people out of heaven by harsh teaching today? Perhaps there is a new danger now - those who try to make the faith so easy that it asks nothing of us at all.

 

+Tuesday 29

'You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!' Matthew 23.24

 

Reflection

Is that not true of many of us, that we take great care over the smaller matters of our faith while ignoring the major ways in which we breach God's holy laws? What Jesus condemned in his own day is made no less sinful by the passage of time.

 

+Wednesday 30

‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth.' Matthew 23.27

 

Reflection

There is more to your life of faith than convincing the neighbours you lead a God-fearing life. What goes on behind closed doors where they cannot see matters also, as does your own interior life which is known only to you and your Creator.

 

+Thursday 31

'Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.' Matthew 24.42

 

Reflection

We know neither the moment of our own death nor the day when our Lord will come again. Therefore it is plain common sense to live as if either might come any moment.

 

 

 

+Friday 1 September (day of discipline and self-denial)

Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, “Lord, lord, open to us.” But he replied, “Truly I tell you, I do not know you.” Matthew 25.11,12

 

Reflection

This life is but a preparation for the next. And there will come a moment when all the time for preparation is gone and you will be judged on what has gone before. Pray that your life will be such that Jesus knows you and opens the door.

 

+Saturday 2

But the one who had received the one talent went off and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. Matthew 25.18

 

Reflection

We all know the fate of the servant who did nothing with the talent entrusted to him – his master called him wicked and lazy and cast him out. The gifts God gives us are to be used for his glory in the world. There is much to lose if you do not and everything to be gained if you do.

 

+Sun 3rd September, 12th after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (1st Sunday of month, services according to regular pattern – please see below)

 

Notes & advance notices

+There has been changes to the scheduling of buses going through 'Comer. Please be sure and check the new timetable before making plans to travel

+'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.

+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

 

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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