Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 10 September 2017: 13th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 4:20 PM

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

+Monday 11 September

The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they might find an accusation against him. Luke 6.7

Reflection The wicked seek for reasons even in the good deeds of the most holy to accuse them of evil. But the evil is in their own hearts and will one day be their undoing. Pray they will repent before that day comes.


+Tuesday 12

He spent the night in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles. Luke 6. 12, 13

Reflection Our Lord did nothing without first engaging in prayer. We must also seek God's guidance and strength before we act.


+Wednesday 13

Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. Luke 6. 22

Reflection Great are the rewards in heaven for those who risk the hatred of the world for the sake of the Lord. Can you say that you have earned the Lord's blessing in this way?


+Thursday 14

'But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.'

Luke 6.27

Reflection In the context of this passage, our Lord spoke of those who hate you because of your faith in Him. And what greater love could you show to such as those than to do all that you can to bring them also to the path that leads to Salvation?


+Friday 15 (day of discipline and self-denial)

He also told them a parable: ‘Can a blind person guide a blind person? Will not both fall into a pit?' Luke 6. 39

Reflection Who is it from that you seek to learn how to live – those blind guides who speak with the approval of the world? Seek the counsel rather of He who speaks with the authority of the Divine, God's Son, who speaks to us through Sacred Scripture and through the Church which he founded.


+Saturday 16 (Rector's Day Off)

'Why do you call me “Lord, Lord”, and do not do what I tell you?' Luke 6.46

Reflection There is no salvation without sacrifice. Christ died that we might be saved; and we must forego all that does not conform to his teaching if we hope to partake of the salvation that he offers.

+Sun 10 September, 14th after Trinity; Liturgical colour Green (3rd Sunday of month, 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)


This Week

+Tue 8pm MU Opening Service, Bilboa. The service will be led by Canon Mark Haydon, MU Chaplain. All welcome!

+Wed: 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 Sept 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!


Notes & advance notices

+Bilboa 'Sale' money now due.

+Please note that there has been a fault on the phone line at the Rectory. The phone company are dealing with it, but it might be a few days before all is normal again!

+'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.

+Union BBQ: amount raised approx €1400

+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. Volunteers to help with the catering appreciated. Please let the Parrs know if you can assist.

+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

+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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