Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 24 September 2017: 15th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 1:10 AM

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


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 is greatly appreciated.


+Monday 25 September

'No one after lighting a lamp hides it under a jar or puts it under a bed.' Luke 8.16


Your faith is not a private thing to be hidden away only to be taken out on special occasions. It is something you must openly live every moment so that by your life you share it with others and help bring the light of Christ to the world.


+Tuesday 26

He said to them, ‘My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.’ Luke 8. 21


An intimate relationship with God is possible for all. But it requires that first we hear the word of God and then live that Holy Law with humble obedience.


+Wednesday 27

Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. Luke 9.1,2


What great and wondrous authority Jesus gave to his Apostles. And that authority now resides in the Church our Lord and Saviour established, his One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.


+Thursday 28

Herod said, ‘John I beheaded; but who is this about whom I hear such things?’ And he tried to see him. Luke 9.9


Hardened in his wickedness as he was, even Herod felt the draw of Jesus' power. Never abandon your brother or sister, no matter how far gone they may seem to be in their life of sin. Their hardness of heart may yet be broken by Christ.


+Friday 29 (St Michael and All Angels) (day of discipline and self-denial)

Nathanael replied, ‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!' John 1.49

Reflection Before the miracles, before the signs, before the Resurrection, Nathanael believed. Such are the gifts of God to those who have faith in him and love him.

+Saturday 30 (Rector's Day Off)

‘Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.' Luke 9.22


Christ spoke these words in prophesy of his passion. But the cause of his his suffering and death was human sin. Therefore each sin we commit betrays him still. Strive with all your might to be less and less a betrayer of the one who came to save you.


+Sun 24 September, 15h after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (1st Sunday of month, services according to usual pattern – see below)


Coming up this week

+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.


Notes & advance notices

+The annual collection for the Carlow Protestant Orphans Society is now taking place. This charity has provided great support to families in this Union both in the past and currently. Please get donations to Mrs Marion Minion as soon as you can.

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

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

+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 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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