Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 18 June 2017: 1st after Trinity liturgical colour: Green

Posted on June 17, 2017 at 1:00 AM

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

Please keep in your prayers those who are taking state exams.


+ Monday 19

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



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


+Tuesday 20

And Jesus said to them 'why are you afraid, you of little faith?' Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.' Matthew 8. 26



Death comes to us all. But for those who put their faith in Christ, there is nothing to fear in this world.

+Wednesday 21

Thomas answered him 'My Lord and my God.' John 20.28



the phrase 'doubting Thomas' has entered indelibly into common parlance. Yet this is the same man who was the first to clearly and unambiguously recognise and declare the divinity of Christ. We who walk the path he first trod should daily give thanks for his inspired witness to the truth of whom Christ is.


+Thursday 22

When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic 'take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.' Matthew 9. 2



We all remember that Jesus told the man to take up his mat and walk; how many remember that he did so that he might display to the world he had the authority to forgive sins? For that was why he came, to save us from our sins. Do not deceive yourself, and thereby reject Christ, by believing you have no sins to be forgiven of.


+Friday 23 (day of discipline and self-denial)

'For I have come to call not the righteous, but sinners.' Matthew 9. 13



And we know, of course, that Christ came to call all people to himself; for all indeed are sinners. But woe onto those who think they are without sin; for in that way they reject Christ's mercy and his promise of eternal life.


+Saturday 24

The day will come when the bridegroom is taken from them, and then they will fast.' Matthew 9.15



Fasting, along with many traditional penitential practices, are ignored by many. Yet we know from Sacred Scripture that they were commended to us by Christ himself. Should not then we, who call ourselves his followers, follow his teaching as much concerning this as we do with all other matters?


+Sun 25 June: 2nd after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (4th of Month – services accorcding to usual pattern – see below)


Coming up this week

+20 June Annual MU Outing. Cost €45.  All are welcome.  To book contact: Jackie 0877790578, Iris 0868938963 or Emelda 0879227193.

+22 June 11am WNS end of year Service, St Mary's, all welcome

+24 June 'Walk with Willibrorod' – see poster in porch

+25 June Mayo parish BBQ 1-3pm, Hilda Willougby's. Entrance by ticket only (€20, children €5). Tickets available from all parishioners.


Notices and Advance Notices

+'Comer & Colliery grass money now due. €40

+1 July Offerlane Parish dance, Abbeyleix Manor Hotel €20 087 178 7245

+14/15 July Raffle outside Eurospar for St Mary's

+20 Aug Parish BBQ (United Service that Sunday)

+29 Sep Whist Drive Wandesforde Hall

+13 Oct Bilboa Dinner Dance

+20 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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