Reflection for the fifth Sunday before Advent

Matthew 22: 34-46 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ He said to him, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is … Continue reading Reflection for the fifth Sunday before Advent

Lectionary for the fifth Sunday before Advent

25 October 2020 Collect Blessed Lord,who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:Help us to hear them,to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest themthat, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,we may embrace and for ever hold fastthe blessed hope of everlasting life,which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. The First Reading: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12 Then … Continue reading Lectionary for the fifth Sunday before Advent

Lectionary for the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

18 October 2020 Collect O God, without you we are not able to please you; mercifully grant that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Exodus 33: 12-23 Moses said to the Lord, ‘See, you have said to me, “Bring up this people”; but you have not let me know whom … Continue reading Lectionary for the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Reflection for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

A Harvest Reflection This Sunday, 11 October, and the following one were to be our celebrations of Harvest Thanksgiving in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Trim and St James’ Church, Athboy. They would have been different from previous celebrations due to the COVID-19 restrictions. We could not have filled the churches, because social distancing means a reduced capacity, so we could not have involved the school children … Continue reading Reflection for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

Lectionary for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

11 October 2020 Collect Almighty and everlasting God:Increase in us your gift of faiththat, forsaking what lies behind,we may run the way of your commandmentsand win the crown of everlasting joy;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Exodus 32: 1-14 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron and said to him, ‘Come, … Continue reading Lectionary for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity

St Patrick's Cathedral, Trim

COVID-19 UPDATE: Church services cancelled for three weeks

Dean Paul Bogle has shared an update following the Government’s decision to move the country to level three on the ‘Living With COVID’ framework. Now that the country has been placed on level three of the COVID-19 framework, I regret to say that our churches will be closed for the coming three weeks. This means that our Harvest Thanksgiving services will be cancelled. There will … Continue reading COVID-19 UPDATE: Church services cancelled for three weeks