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Download this week’s Newsletter here: Newsletter XXIII SUNDAY in Ordinary Time Year B 9th September 2018
My sisters and brothers in Christ,
Today, the liturgy takes us to contemplate the healing of a “deaf man who also had difficulty in speaking” (Mark 7:32). As in other cases (the Bethesda and Jerusalem blind men, etc.), the Lord surrounds the miracle with a series of outward motions. In such miracles, the Fathers of the Church see the overemphasised harmonic involvement of the Humanity of Christ. An involvement developed in a double way: one, the “approach” and the closeness to us of the Verb incarnated (the touch of his fingers, the depth of his gaze, his sweet and intimate voice); on the other hand, the attempt to awaken in the man the confidence, the faith and the conversion of his heart.
The curing of the sick that Jesus carried out means indeed much more than merely relieving the pain or recovering the health. They are meant to achieve that those He loves overcome their blindness, their deafness or their stagnant immobility of the spirit. And ultimately, a true communion of faith and love. At the same time, we can see how the grateful reaction of the recipients of this divine gift is to proclaim God’s mercy: “The more He insisted on this, the more they proclaimed it” (Mark 7:36). They bear witness of the divine gift, they deeply experience his mercy and are full of a deep and genuine gratitude.
For all of us it is also of crucial importance to know and feel that we are loved by God, the certitude we are the object of his infinite mercy. This is the driving force of generosity and love God is requesting from us. Many are the ways that will carry us to make this discovery. Sometimes, it will be the intense and sudden experience of the miracle and quite often too, the gradual discovery that all our life is nothing but a miracle of love. In any case, it is necessary we first realise our own indigence, with a true humility and the capacity to listen reflexively to God’s voice. with Blessings Father Marcin Drabik
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 9th September 2018 till the 30th September 2018
AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON ENDS WE WILL BE CHANGING BACK TO OUR NORMAL DAILY SCHEDULES , SERVICES AND EVENTS
Hear God’s Voice starts again on 11th September and Our Parish Cinema will start again soon this month.
Or Go to our Parish Events Diary and search a specific date or event here http://stswithuns.org.uk/events/
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 all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 9th September: Carmen Lopez (teacher at St George Catholic College) and 11-year-old Imogen Mead (pupil of St John’s Cathedral Primary) and their families and friends. Edward Doherty, Luigi Leoni, Rose Chittick, Gladys Collins, Robert Charman, Cecilia Ryan, Andrew Cumming, Kitty Abrams, Mary Hogan, Lydia Triccass, William Questret, Ludmilla Squibb, Rosina Nye, Anne La Santa, Mary Hoare, Thomas Dolan, Ramiro Lopez-Viano, Joseph Collins, Mick Fenton, Frederick Groom, Francis Tovey, Minnie Donnelly, Germaine Barnard, Reginald Allen, Richard Maloney, Josephine Ellingham, Jennifer Ann Zammit, Elizabeth Mary White, Donato Mazzolini, Bernard Cashin, Kathleen ‘Driscoll, Aston Bolt, Jeanne ‘Jan’ Harwood, Frances Strong, Albert Edward Mason & Alice Casey,Lizzie 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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