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My sisters and brothers in Christ,
Today, as we start a new liturgical year, we renew our zeal and our personal struggle with our sights set on sanctity, ours and that of everybody else. The Church itself calls on us to do so, reminding us in today’s Gospel, of the need to be always at the ready, always “in love with” our Lord: “Be on your guard; let not your hearts be weighed down with a life of pleasure, drunkenness and worldly cares lest that day catch you suddenly as a trap” (Luke 21:34).
We mustn’t overlook a very important detail for those who are in love: this attitude of being alert —of being ready— cannot be intermittent, but has to become a permanent way of life. This is why, our Lord says to us: “But watch at all times and pray” (Luke 21:36). At all times!: this is the right measure of love. Fidelity is not made on the basis of “sometimes yes, sometimes no”. It is, therefore, very important that the pace of our pious and spiritual formation be regular (day by day and week by week). If only we could live every day of our life with a new “first time” mentality; if only, every morning —when waking up— we would manage to say: —Today, I’m born again (thanks be to God!); today, I’m Christened again; today, I’m making my First Communion again; today, I’m getting married again… To persevere cheerfully, one has to “restart all over again”, to renew oneself.
In this life we’re not here forever. There will come a day when “the forces of the universe will be shaken” (Luke 25:26). Good reason to be alert! But, in Advent, the Church gives us a lovely basis for joyous preparation: unquestionably, one day, men “will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory” (Luke 25:27), but meanwhile, God arrives on Earth meekly and with discretion; as a new-born child, to the point that “Christ could be seen, wrapped in swaddling clothes, in a feeding trough” (Saint Cyril of Jerusalem). Only an alert spirit could discover in this Infant the magnitude of God’s love and salvation (cf. Ps 84:8).
with Blessings Father Marcin Drabik
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: (see the section below for the full programme)
Thank You so much for your Rosary prayers done last meeting, your roses (which represented the ‘Hail Mary…’ said by You dear child) placed into the vases were taken by people of good will, who do pray for you now.
Also Thank You so much for your last session based on “SACRAMENTS, SACRAMENTALIA & DEVOTIONS”. Our Next Meeting will be held on 7TH December (FRIDAY) from 7pm to 8.15pm. We start at 7.00pm with the Holy Mass during which the Children are going to receive , blessed this day,- The Miraculous Medals of Our Lady, followed by Exposition, Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. At 8.00pm – a short session. Please, have with You always your rosary beads – for the practice.
The Baptismal Preparation Sessions before Christmas:: (see the section below for the full programme)
Please, note that it is expected from the Parents & God -Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly.
Please pray for those who are ill especially: Colin Lennard, Piam Brown Ward, for all the children suffering and their poor families with them Aidan Molloy, Aileen Hopkins, David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Eileen Inkpen, Rory McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Peter Softely, Tony Denny, Betty Foster, Bobby, Eileen Stewart, Joan Smith, John Williams, Margaret Bager, Fred Vuksani, Tom & Lily, Greta Kemp, Magda K, Mary Wallis, Micheline Thompson, Pat Needham, Margaret Badger, Rosemary Ashton, Anne Sullivan, Catherine Morgan, Jo Wheeler and Josephine Butler.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 2nd December: Mary Claffey, Isabella Butler, James Harrison, Eileen McEntee, Michael McMahon, Elizabeth Lindsay, J Michael Kane, Florence Read, Muriel Ryan, Alfred Kenneth Elliot, Norman Cyril Pickard, Jack Barter, Tadeusz Mikulski, Janet Mary Loud, Margaret Malloy, Nicole Sharkey aka Nee Brett, Lucy Osmonde, Gerald James Murphy, Evelyn Blanche Bushnell, Sean Gerard Lynn, Andrew O’Brien, Florence Alice Brennan, Edith Horn, Reuben Atkins, Norah Bailey, Maria Mallia, Rosemary Orme, Violet Faith Wardlaw, Sarah Stanford, Kathleen Dorothy Thomas, Anna Walsh, Ellen (Nellie) Elizabeth Budd, James George Cornelius Coughlin, Peter Jeffery, Louise Margaret Baxter, Humphrey Bremsking, Pamela Grace Gorsuch, Maria Valcic, Walter David Henry Clabburn, Gerald Kearney, Betty Sarah Tongh, Doris Edna Maisie Pooley, Lizzie and Patrick McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield and Jozef Michalczuk
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace. Amen
“CAN-DO CHRISTIANS” A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MARCIN
Dearest Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Dear Friends: I would like to share with You some things which are about our Parish and for our Parish. I’m absolutely sure, that You have noticed how many things already happen in our Parish to help in our spiritual grow to love God more and more in His Word to us, in His Sacraments for us (which is His real presence among us). We also go out to meet those who still searching for God, or who were not so lucky to have personal contact with Jesus Christ.
NEW SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE IF YOU JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME SPECIAL TIME WITH GOD
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