Father Marcin is on a 2 week break after his busy Easter schedule and will be back on the 21st April . We all wish him a peaceful and restful holiday in Poland.
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Today, 3rd Sunday of Easter, the Gospel still refers us to the Resurrection of the Lord, when the two disciples of Emmaus are going to Jerusalem and, once there, while explaining how the Lord made himself known to them, the Resurrected appears in their midst. But his presence is disconcerting. On the one hand, it provokes a great fright on them, to the point “they thought they were seeing a ghost” (Luke 24:37) but, on the other, his body pierced by the nails and the spear, is an eloquent testimony that he was the very Jesus, the Crucified one: “Look at my hands and feet and see that it is I myself. Touch me and see for yourselves that a ghost has no flesh and bones as I have” (Luke 24:39).
“Lord, show us the light of your face!”, sings the psalm of today’s liturgy. Yes, for Jesus “then opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45). It is quite urgent. It is absolutely necessary the disciples have a clear and profound understanding of the Scriptures, for as St. Jerome tells us, “Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ”. But understanding the word of God is not something we can manage privately, or within a gathering of friends or acquaintances. The Lord revealed the meaning of the Scriptures to the Church gathered in that Paschal community presided over by Peter and the other Apostles, who had been appointed by the Master so that “repentance and forgiveness in his name would be proclaimed to all the nations” (Luke 24:47).
Therefore, to be witnesses to the real Christ it is urgent that —in the first place— the disciples learn how to recognize his Passion scarred Body. An ancient author makes the following recommendation to us: “He, who understands that our Pasch has been sacrificed for him, has also to understand that his life starts when Christ died to redeem us”. Furthermore, the apostle has to intelligently understand the Scriptures, read under the light of the Spirit of truth spilled over into the Church.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 15th April 2018 till the 31st May 2018
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: 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: 15th April: Please pray for: Dolores Sanderson, Simon Urwin, Edward Thompson, Marie Moakes, Benedict McCreesh, Albert Langford, Mary Herra, Walter Harry Ferbrache, William Walsh, Robert Forrester, Mary Margaret Cecilia Grant, Frank Short, Michael Power, Edward Marks, Ernest Japler, John O’Driscoll, Gladys Minnie O’Hara, Thomas Pearson, Ethel Pharo, William Parsons, Mary Comber, Sydney Tynan, Violet Querstret, Adeodata Andrews, Lilian da Silva, Patricia Rose Andow, John Molloy, Johanna O’Callaghan, Sheila McCaughey, Mary Simpson, Catherine Capon, Bro. David Poulten FSC, John Cogher, Bernard Duffy, George Crook, Phyllis Foster and Isabel Clabburn ,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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