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November 13, 2021

Countryside in Autumn

Countryside in Autumn              Word on the Week          13th November 2021. There is a saying that all news is local.   Results of competitions that happen countrywide find their matching result nearer home.   Thus it was with the 2021 Tidy Towns Competition when our local Village of Kill carried off the Co Kildare Gold prize for Category […]

November 6, 2021

Modern People

Modern People                Word on the Week                     6th November 2021. It was back in 1983 that Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said, “Men have forgotten God”.   Some of the out-working of this prophetic statement were evident at COP 26 Conference in Glasgow this week.   They were seen in how the many ways of currently doing things, which harmed others, […]

October 30, 2021

Frontline Choir

Frontline Choir                 Word on the Week                     30th October 2021. The Frontline Choir under the baton of Conductor David Brophy have delighted audiences with their singing over the last few weeks.   From a mixed bag of singers, they were wielded into a very presentable group of around 40 strong who put their heart into the […]

October 23, 2021

COP 26

COP 26 Primer                Word on the Week                     21st October 2021. Why do we need a primer and what is COP26 anyway?   It’s all about Global Warming.   COP stands for Conference of the Parties and is the 26th annual event (excluding last year when Covid prevented it meeting).   Glasgow is the location for the UK’s turn […]

October 16, 2021

Once a Male…

Once a Male…                 Word on the Week              16th October 2021. Once a male (or female) always a male!   God has not granted us the ability of choice in the matter.    This was a shortened version of the message spelled out by Lord Robert Winston on the Thursday night’s BBC Question Time. It’s not as […]

October 2, 2021

Clash of the Ash

Clash of the Ash        Word on the Week                 2nd October 2021. The familiar sound of the clash of the Ash as the hurley’s come into contact with each other may be under threat.    The preferred timber from which they are made is our native species of European Ash.   It is under attack from a […]

September 25, 2021

The Sermon

The Sermon                     Word on the Week                     25th September 2021. Most, if not all, religious groups which take the Bible as one of their guides produce a homily, sermon or prophetic word which becomes the main vehicle through which the people are spiritually fed.   You might say it is a true “Word for the Week” as […]

September 18, 2021

Women Today

Women Today                       Word on the Week                   18th September 2021. When the Lord God created male and female he made them equal in his sight.   They differed by design and in the role designed for them (Genesis Chapter 1 verses 27 and 28).    They were made to complement each other in a monogamous marital relationship […]

September 11, 2021

Anniversary of 9/11

Anniversary of 9/11                    Word on the Week          11th September 2021. Church bells are sounding in various parts of the world but nowhere more poignantly than New York.   On this the 20th anniversary of the most dreadful attack on America many accounts are being shared not only of the loss of life but the terrible mental […]

September 4, 2021

Swallows and Martins

Swallows and Martins         Word on the Week       4th September 2021. The annual gathering of these birds is in full swing.   They start the day with a magnificent display of flying as they catch insects on the wing.  This food frenzy continues with the birds flying very low in damp rainy weather or […]

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