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Today, the Gospel invites us to ponder on two irreconcilable enemies: Jesus and the evil spirit. The Gospel affirms: “The teachers of the Law who had come from Jerusalem said, ‘He is possessed by Beelzebub…’” (Mark 3:22). This verse helps us to understand the concerns of the family members of Jesus who came to take him back home. In fact, as we can notice it, Jesus is not accused because he broke the Law, or the Jewish customs, or the Sabbath. It is not a blasphemy either. He is accused of being possessed by the chief of demons. And we may realize that this is one of the first accusations directed to Jesus about something different from breaking a Jewish Law.
But the interesting fact is the answer Jesus gave them: “How can Satan drive out Satan? If a nation is divided by civil war, that nation cannot stand (…). No one can break into the house of the Strong one in order to plunder his goods, unless he first ties up the Strong one…” (Mark 3:23-24.27). This shows that Jesus completely repudiates the idea that he is working for Satan. For this reason, he begins to speak in parable about the house of the strong man. In a way or another, this parable seems to relate directly to the mission of Jesus. And this mission reveals the Kingdom of God by binding the strong man, Satan, through the work done by Jesus.
In fact, the casting out of evil spirits by Jesus tells us that He is stronger than Satan. Pope Francis in a general audience affirmed: “It is enough to open newspaper and we see that around us there is the presence of evil, the Devil is at work. But I would like to say in a loud voice ‘God is stronger’. Do you believe this, that God is stronger?”.
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Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see “ Saint Paul Apostle of Christ (2010)” June 15th 8:10pm
Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see “Saint Paul Apostle of Christ (2010))”
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.
Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
Please pray for those who are ill especially: David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, Patricia Ward, Pat Groom, Stan Whitnell, Mary Mckenna, Eileen Inkpen, Rory McCreesh, Eddie Coppani, Peter Softly, 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: 10th June: Please pray for: Patrica Hopkins RIP, John David Simms, Alice Mullins, Kenneth Mack, Joseph Nolan, William Cunningham, Margaret Peggy Waterman, Nora Margerie Vivien, Amy Gilligan, Wladyslaw Bijos, Edgar Green, Elizabeth Beach, Evelyn Mary O’Brien, Joseph Henry Grover, Elizabeth Molloy,Frances Mary Dehe, Veronica Mary Norris, Canon Brian Scantlebury, John Magrane, John Boden, Susan Caulfield, Peter Hostler, Patrick Vincent Vallely, Norman Jackson, Alice Hickey, Emiliy Main, Alice Coote, Margaret Ward, Richard Googan, Elizabeth James, Theresa Blockley, Kathleen Ursula Simpson, Margaret Christine Geary, Olwynne Cora Clarke, Philomena Weeks, Eugeniusz Tluszcz, Philippus Balzan, Joseph Hacker, Frances Howard, Thomas Sinnott, George Cole, Stanislaw Prus, George Duncan & Eva O’Connor,,Patrick and 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. 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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