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Download this week’s Newsletter here: Newsletter XIX SUNDAY in Ordinary Time 12th August 2018 B
Today, the Gospel shows how puzzled Jesus’ compatriots were when in his presence: “This man is the son of Joseph, isn’t he? We know his father and mother. How can he say that he has come from heaven?” (John 6:42). The life of Jesus amongst his own people had been so normal that, when He began with the proclamation of the Kingdom, those who knew him were shocked at what He was saying.
What Father was Jesus referring to, whom nobody had ever seen before? Which could be that living bread coming from heaven that those who eat of it would live forever? He denied it was the manna in the desert because those who ate it also died. “The bread I shall give is my flesh and I will give it for the life of the world” (John 6:51). Could his flesh be an aliment for us? The baffling doubts Jesus was spreading amongst the Jews could also embarrass us should we not be able to answer a question basic for our Christian life: Who is Jesus?
Many men and women before us have asked themselves the same question, have personally answered it, have gone to Jesus, have followed him and now they enjoy an endless life full of love. And those who now may come to Jesus, He will raise them up on the last day. (cf. John 6:44). John Cassian exhorted his monks by telling them: “‘Come close to God, and He will come close to you’, because ‘nobody can come to Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father who sent Him’ (…). In the Gospel we listen to the Lord inviting us to join Him: ‘You who are burdened and overwhelmed, come to me and I will make you rest’”.
Let us welcome the Word of the Gospel that every day brings us nearer to Jesus; let us welcome the invitation of the very Gospel to enter into communion with Him by eating his flesh, because “This is the true food, Christ’s flesh, which being Word has become flesh, as it is said ‘And the Word became flesh’” (Origen).
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 12th 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
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 Amy Scarrett.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 12th August: Please pray for: Carmen Lopez, Imogen Mead and their families and friends and all whose anniversaries occur at this time: Thomas Francis, Thomas Keegan, Joseph Whent, Mary McGuinn, Kevin Thomas MacDonald, Celia Ann Goodwin, Elizabeth Connor, Alan Hudson, Lilian Stubbs, James Murphy, Eileen Coles, Elizabeth Mary Stringer, Noreen Howell, Francis Keane, Bill Hamilton, Edith Maud Luddy, Hanna Thorpe, Alice Marsh, Kathleen Gordon Smith, William Harvey, Bernard Connelly, Florence Brewer, Marianne Trevithick, Anne Delamere, Shelagh McNicol, Margaret Dobbie, Elsie Spratt, Nicholas Cole, Joannes Dooley, Catherine Glendon, Veronica Green, Daniel O’Leary, Leo Molloy, Mary Wheat, Joseph Iliw, James Murtagh, Bro. Charles Gatt fsc, Doris Limb, and Sydney Edward Thomas Swanton,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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