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Amazing God

Posted on July 8, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

It is never pleasant when you give someone important information and they refuse to believe you. I remember one such occasion when I was working as a broadcaster in the Azores. It was a joint-services unit, made up of people from the Army, Navy, and Air Force. I was in the Navy; and my immediate supervisor was in the Air Force. One day...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 8 July 2018: 6th after Trinity (liturgical colour ??? Green)

Posted on July 7, 2018 at 1:00 AM

We are a Community of Prayer. Even if we do not meet, we can pray together each day through our Parish Prayer Diary

 

+ Monday 9

‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.' Matthew 11. 34

Reflection

The Prince of Peace sends his followers forth to challenge the consensus of the worl...

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healed forever

Posted on July 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

I recently fell into conversation with a man when I was out and about – I won't say what part of the country I was for the sake of preserving his anonymity. As is common with such chats – which is one of the reasons why I think they do not happen by accident – it wasn't long before he was telling me his tale of woe. And by any standard...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 1 July 2018: 5th after Trinity (liturgical colour ??? Green)

Posted on June 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are a Community of Prayer. Even if we do not meet, we can pray together each day through our Parish Prayer Diary

 

+ Monday 2

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5. 6

Reflection And what is righteousness other than to hear and obey completely and willingly all that God wants of us?

 

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why fear death?

Posted on June 24, 2018 at 5:30 AM

 

(today's readings)

 

 

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

When I was being interviewed for the Theological College, as part of the process to discern whether I would go forward for training for ordained ministry, one of the...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 24 June 2018: 4th after Trinity (liturgical colour ??? Green)

Posted on June 23, 2018 at 10:10 AM

We are a Community of Prayer. Even if we do not meet, we can pray together each day through our Parish Prayer Diary

 

+ Monday 25

'Judge not, that you be not judged.' Matthew 7.1

Reflection: Judging the eternal destiny of any soul lies in the hands of God alone. That does not mean, however, that we should not warn people of the danger they face when they break God's law. Indee...

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A sermon for Father's Day

Posted on June 17, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today, as I am sure you all know, is Father's Day. It is a kind of an 'invented celebration' … thought up to be a sort of male equivalent of Mother's Day … no doubt in the interest of some notion of equality … and, perhaps, more importantly very likely in the interest of selling more greeting cards and all kinds of consumer goods as pr...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 17 June 2018: 3rd after Trinity (liturgical colour ??? Green)

Posted on June 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We are a Community of Prayer. Even if we do not meet, we can pray together each day through our Parish Prayer Diary

 

+Monday 18

'Foxes have holes, the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.' Matthew 8. 20

Reflection The material things of this world matter little. All that matters is following Christ.

 

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all the cool kids are doing it, why can't we?

Posted on June 10, 2018 at 5:30 AM

May my words be in the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.

As a child I often used to spend holidays and weekends with my grandparents or aunt and uncle on their farms in Newmarket in North Cork. One summer, when I was about eight or nine, I was staying with my aunt and uncle; it was glorious sunny weather, much like that we have had so much of recently. As I was walking past the door of the farmhouse I heard a...

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Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 10 June 2018: 2nd after Trinity (liturgical colour ??? Green)

Posted on June 9, 2018 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We are a Community of Prayer. Even if we do not meet, we can pray together each day through our Parish Prayer Diary

 

+Monday 11 (St Barnabas)

'This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.' John 15. 12,13

Reflection

Christ died fo...

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