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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 3 September 2017: 12th after Trinity liturgical colour: Green

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 9:15 AM

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

 

+Monday 4 September

They said, ‘Is not this Joseph’s son?’ Luke 4.22

Reflection

We all face those who say things like 'who do you think you are to teach me anything?' Take courage from the fact that Christ himself faced the same problem; and that the teaching you share comes not from you but from the Father of us all.

 

+Tuesday 5

They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority. Luke 4.32

Reflection

Mere mortals that we are, we can not claim to have authority like Christ's. And yet if we pass on his teaching faithfully, the authority that is his teaching shines through.

 

+Wednesday 6

Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them. Luke 4.39

Reflection

The example of St Peter's mother-in-law speaks to us all. God provides us with everything. Our first response should be that of grateful service.

 

+Thursday 7

But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, ‘Go away from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man!’ Luke 5.8

Reflection

The honest and humble response to the greatness of God is to recognise how unworthy we are. And yet, God loves us and calls us to serve him.

 

+Friday 8 (day of discipline and self-denial) (Birth of the BVM)

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour.' Luke 1. 46,47

Reflection Mary, utterly pure, rejoiced at the privilege of being the Mother of our Lord. Should not we also rejoice, we for whom he took flesh, died for our sins, and nourishes with his own body and blood in the Blessed Sacrament?

 

+Saturday 9 (Rector's Day Off)

Then he said to them, ‘The Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.’ Luke 6.6

Reflection

Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath. Why then do so many who call themselves his followers neglect him or pay him little heed on the day that is his?

+Sun 10 September, 13th after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (2nd Sunday of month, services according to regular pattern – please see below)

 

This Week

+Thur 11am St Mary's WNS Opening Service to mark the start of the new school year. All are welcome to attend and encourage the children in their journey of faith by their presence. The collection will be in aid of the bishop's Rapid Road Tour.

+Friday The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holy Communion St Mary's 10.30am

 

Notes & advance notices

+Bilboa 'Sale' money now due.

+'Comer/Colliery grass money €40 due.

+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.

+Youth Club will begin again in October.

 

+13 Sep: Castlecomer is to have the privilege of being the starting point for our bishop's Rapid Road Tour and Sermon Marathon, stopping at 66 places in the Diocese, and preaching a short reflection based on each of the 66 books of the Bible. His first stop is on Wed 13 September at 9.15am in St Mary's. All are welcome – and a good turn out in St Mary's to get things off to a flying start would be appreciated!

 

+17 Sept; Harvest Thanksgiving Bilboa 4 pm. Guest preacher: Fr Sergiy Mironenko, a local priest of the Orthodox tradition. The only other service that day is Holy Communion in St Mary's at 10.30am

+24 Sept: Castlecomer Male Voice Choir Collection: after the 9.15am in the Colliery and before the 10.30am in St Mary's. Your generous support of the choir, who regularly edify our Carol Services, is greatly appreciated.

+29 Sep Whist Drive Wandesforde Hall 8.30pm.

+13 Oct Bilboa Dinner Dance

+15 Oct, Harvest 'Songs of Praise' 6pm St Mary's. Please let the rector know your favourite harvest hymns! The only other service that day is Holy Communion in Mothel at noon.

+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 (29 Oct - Bilboa)

 

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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