Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 17 September 2017: 14th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on September 17, 2017 at 4:55 AM

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

Condolences to all in the Stone/Smyth family on the recent passing of George Stone. May he rest in peace to rise in glory.


+Monday 18 September

‘Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.' Luke 7.7


Several times in the Gospels we read of Jesus' praise for the great faith displayed by some. In what manner do you think would he regard the faith that you have in him?


+Tuesday 19

Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!’ Luke 7.14


Each day our Lord commands us to rise up, to hear and obey his word, so that we may enter into eternal life. How do you respond to his command?


+Wednesday 20

'They are like children sitting in the market-place and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;we wailed, and you did not weep.”' Luke 7.32


There are some who will criticise you no matter what you do; truly it is a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't. Ignore them. There is only one whom you must hear and obey for he has the words of eternal life.


+Thursday 21 (St Matthew)

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax office; and he said to him, "Follow me." And he rose and followed him. Matthew 9.9


Our Lord called St Matthew to be an apostle and he followed. He calls each of us also, each to our own role within the Church. And we must respond as St Matthew did, by rising up and following Christ – whatever the cost.


+Friday 22 (day of discipline and self-denial)

Soon afterwards Jesus went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. Luke 8.1


Our Lord did not just proclaim the good news, he brought it with him wherever he went. We too must live our lives in such a way as to bring his good news into the lives of those we meet.


+Saturday 23 (Rector's Day Off)

'The ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root; they believe only for a while and in a time of testing fall away.' Luke 8.13


We face many things that test our faith. When trials occur do you stand fast? Do you fall away and think you will ask for forgiveness later? Or do you fall away without even realising that you have done so?


+Sun 24 September, 15h after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (4th Sunday of month, services according to usual pattern – see below) 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.


Notes & advance notices

+Bilboa 'Sale' money now due; Comer/Colliery grass money €40 due.

+Please give names for the coming cycle of confirmations to the rector

+Youth Club will begin again in October.

+21 Sep 7.30pm Ecumenical Prayer Service for World Peace, Carlow Cathedral, with refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre

+27 Sep (Wed) Select Vestry Meeting, Wandesforde Hall 8pm

+29 Sep Whist Drive Wandesforde Hall 8.30pm. Volunteers to help with the catering appreciated. Please let the Parrs know if you can assist. Raffle prizes also needed! There will be a beginners/refreshers class at 7.30pm on the night.

+13 Oct Bilboa Dinner Dance: Music by Michael Collins & his Band. Meal at 8pm sharp. Dancing from 9.30pm. Tickets €25 each, available from parishioners

+15 Oct, Harvest 'Songs of Praise' 7pm (please note time change) 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

+1 Dec: Christmas Whist Drive, Wandesforde Hall 8.30pm. There will be a beginners/refreshers class at 7.30pm on the night.

+April 16th - 25th 2018 'Tour To Israel' led by Rachel Treacy & Sophie Shirley. Anyone interested can contact Rachel at 087 9905059 for more details and brochure.


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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