Castlecomer Union Pew News & Prayer Diary 15 October 2017: 18th after Trinity liturgical colour ??? Green

Posted on October 15, 2017 at 5:40 AM

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


Monday 16

‘This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.' Luke 11.30


The death and resurrection of Christ stands at the heart of our faith. This alone should be enough to bring you to repent and seek God's mercy.


+Tuesday 17

‘Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. Luke 11. 39


It is quite possible to seem good to the world, while sinning greatly in your heart. Turn your heart from sin; and if your heart is pure, so also will be your deeds.


+Wednesday 18 St Luke's

He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Luke 10.2


St Luke laboured well in the service of the Lord. A physician by profession, he turned his learning instead in the writing the Gospel that bears his name and the Acts of the Apostles. We also must seek always to see how our gifts may be turned to the harvest of the Lord.


+Thursday 19

'Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering.’ Luke 11. 52


Beware those who seem to have great knowledge, yet use it to make Scripture say whatever they like. Trust rather those who may seem simpler, but whose teaching accords with what the Church has always taught.


+Friday 20 (day of discipline and self-denial)

‘I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that can do nothing more. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell.  Luke 12.4,5


To fear for your life is natural. But take courage from your faith and consider rather what is more important and fear instead for your immortal soul.

+Saturday 18(Rector's Day Off)

‘But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God; it is these you ought to have practised, without neglecting the others.' Luke 11. 42


It avails nothing to follow all the rules and regulations of Church teaching without love of God and neighbour in your heart. The Christian must obey God's holy laws joyfully and with love.


+Sun 15 Oct, 5th before Advent; Liturgical colour Green (4th Sunday of month; services according to usual pattern)


Coming up this week

+18 Oct Diocesan Synod, Woodford Dolman, Carlow. Begins with HC at 2.45pm


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.

+Parish Confirmation date: 15 April 2018. Please give names to the rector

+Sandra Parr has kindly offered to organise a 'cuppa' after the service in the Colliery on the first Sunday of each month, starting in November.

+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.

+17 Dec Carol Service, The Colliery, w/the Castlecomer MVC

+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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