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Download this week’s Newsletter here: Newsletter XXXI SUNDAY in Ordinary Time 4th November 2018 B
Bamenda Sunday 2018
My sisters and brothers in Christ,
Today, it is common to speak of the love towards the brethren, Christian justice, etc. but the love towards God is seldom spoken. So we have to look at the answer Jesus gives to the lawyer, who, with the best intention asks: “Which commandment is the first of all?” (Mark 12:29). It was not surprising because among so many laws and regulations, the Jews sought to establish a principle that would unify all formulations of God’s will. Jesus responds with a simple sentence that, even today, Jews recite several times a day: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:29-30). Meaning, Jesus reminds us that, first, we must proclaim the primacy of God’s love as man’s fundamental task, and this is logical and fair, because God loved us first. However, for Jesus it is not enough to remind us about this fundamental and basic commandment but adds that one must love one’s neighbour as oneself. And, as Pope Benedict XVI says, “the love to God and the love to your neighbour are thus inseparable, they form a single commandment. But both live from the love that comes from God, who loved us first.”
But one aspect that is not discussed is that Jesus commands us to love our neighbour as ourselves, not more than oneself, not less either. We deduce that he commands us that we should love ourselves, since we’re also the handiwork of God and his creatures, loved by Him. If we have then, as a rule of life, the double commandment of love to God and neighbour, Jesus tells us: “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34). If we live this ideal, we will make of the earth a general rehearsal of Heaven.
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.
Our Next Meeting will be held on 8th November (THURSDAY) from 5pm to 6.30pm: “Communion of Saints; Prayer for the deceased and the Holy Souls (Purgatory)” 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: 4th November: Erwin Furtado, George O’Farrell, Annie Sims, Douglas Atkinson, Joshua Atkinson, Wanda Anderson, Vincent “Raymond” Fisher, Michael Richard Gaizly, Grace Evelyn Stagg (Peggy), Dorothy Alice Hutchinson, Michael Corr, Laura Thornilly, Michael Campbell, Louise Peyton, Peggy Dorothy Sexton, Eleonora Jones, Marjorie Payne, Ernest McCann, Louise Noakes, Rosa Tincombe, Edwin Leggatt, Kathleen Cheeseman, Monica Pinnington, Kathleen Greaves, Patricia Wallage, Mary “Monica” Glover, Albert Franz Sparkman, Walter Britten, Dennis Canavan, Lilian Lennon, Eileen Rojghan, Albert Morris, Florence May McErlane, Julia Simmonds, Alan Holt, Norman Day, Kate Ellen Nelthorpe, William “Bill” Halley.,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.
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