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Today, we can appreciate different mental attitudes in the people looking for Jesus: some have eaten of the material bread while others are requesting a miraculous sign when the Lord has just made a huge one; still, others, have eagerly run to meet him to make in good faith —we could say— a spiritual communion: “Give us this bread always” (John 6:34).
Jesus must have been very pleased with their efforts to seek and follow him. He was indoctrinating them all while speaking to them in different ways. He would tell some of them: “Work then, not for perishable food, but for the lasting food which gives eternal life” (John 6:27). And those who ask: “What shall we do? What are the works that God wants us to do?” (John 6:28) will receive in that Capernaum synagogue, a concrete counsel where the Lord promises them the Holy Communion: “Believe”.
You and I, who are trying to immerse ourselves in the pages of this Gospel, do we see our attitude reflected therein? Which are the most piercing expressions for us, who are trying to revive this scene? Are we persistent enough in our efforts to find Jesus after the many gifts, doctrine, examples and lessons we have received from Him? Do we know how to make a good spiritual communion? ‘Lord, gives us always this bread, that satiates our hunger’?
The best shortcut to find Jesus is through Mary. She is the Mother of the Family that dispenses the white bread for the children in the warmth of the paternal home. The Mother of the Church that wants to feed her children so that they may grow strong, be happy, may carry out a blessed task and be communicative. St. Ambrose, in his work “On the mysteries”, writes: “And the Sacrament we carry out is the body born of the Virgin Mary. Can you perhaps request here the nature’s order in the body of Christ, when Jesus was conceived by Mary over and above every natural law?”. The Church, mother and teacher, teaches us that the Holy Eucharist is a “sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a paschal banquet in which Christ is eaten, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us” (II Vatican Council).
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 5th August 2018 till the 31st August 2018
PLEASE BE AWARE AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON BEGINS THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO OUR NORMAL DAILY SCHEDULES , SERVICES AND EVENTS
Hear God’s Voice and Our Parish Cinema will start again in September
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Please pray for those who are ill, especially: Piam Brown Ward, for all the children suffering and their poor families with them Aidan Molloy, David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Patricia Ward, 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, Monica Madigan, 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 Tully Sheardown
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 5TH August: Patricia Mary Ward, Louise Grubb, Patrick Fowler, Lucy Jackman and all whose anniversaries occur at this time: Renee Cairnie Frederick Hocking, Dorothy Earle, Richard Poffley, Angus Blenkinsop, Frank Linington, Daniel Hayden, Pope Paul VI, Dirk Van Staveren, Norah Elizabeth Robertson, Peter Hoyland, Hilda Violet Barnes, oannes Henney, Nellie Ivy Violet Boatman, Alison Stookes, Maureen Sarah Angela MacDonagh, Eileen Mary Seymour, Eileen Margaret Robinson (“Peggy”), Winifred Rees, Mary Burgess, Esther Barrett, Madeleine Elizabeth Small, Doris Thomas, Sidney Salt, Marjorie Josephine Borran, Annie de la Mere, Emily Hymes, Margaret Baker, Ernest Bryant, Frances Booker, Douglas Bell, George Lake, Margaret Peroti, Hannah Wilson, Lydia Valentine, Eunice Montague, Michael Cronin, John Frederick Parrott, Maureen Heath, Elizabeth Carrew, John O’Brien, Robert ‘Peter’ Hornby Severs, Dennis Norman Holling ,Lizzie McSharry ,Gemma Litchfield and Jozef Michalczuk.
May they 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. Our Bishop Philip in the last Pastoral Letter to us, last weekend asked us to be ‘CAN-DO’ Christians. 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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