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Today, the Gospel speaks of the man who was dumb because he was possessed, and of how his healing provoked different reactions between the crowd and the Pharisees who, in the face of prodigious evidence, nobody could deny, they attributed it to devilish powers “He drives away demons with the help of the prince of demons” (Mt 9:34). Instead, the crowd marvels: “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel” (Mt 9:33). When referring to this passage St. John Chrysostom, says: “What the Pharisees truly resented was the crowds were considering Jesus superior, not only to those existing then, but to all that had ever existed”.
However, the Pharisees’ animadversion did not worry Jesus in the least; He faithfully went on with his mission. Not only, but before the evidence those Israel guides, instead of looking after their flock and shepherd it, what they did was to mislay it, Jesus felt sorry for those tired and depressed crowds without a true shepherd to look after them. That crowds are grateful for a good leadership and yearn for it, can be appreciated when we looked at the pastoral visits of St. John Paul II to the different places in the world. How he manages to gather immense crowds around him! How they listen to him, particularly our youth! And this, despite the Pope does not make discounts, for he preaches the Gospel with all its requirements.
St. Josemaria Escriva says: “If we should be consequent with our faith, when we look around us and contemplate the scenery of history and our world, we could not but feel that, the same feelings that animated Jesus’ heart, are also invading ours”, which would take us to a very generous apostolic task. But the disproportion amongst the crowds waiting for the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom of God and the scarcity of ready workers to preach it, is quite evident. At the end of the text of the Gospel, though, Jesus gives us the solution: to ask the master of the harvest to send workers to his fields (cf. Mt 9:38).
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 15th July 2018 till the 31st July 2018
PLEASE BE AWARE AS THE HOLIDAY SEASON BEGINS THERE WILL BE CHANGES TO OUR NORMAL DAILY SCHEDULES , SERVICES AND EVENTS
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Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see “The List (2015)“
By the age of 12, Jack Stone had experienced more life grit than most adults. In desperation, he decides to grab the controls, make a list as his road map and set out to accomplish life his way. After fifteen years of life on the street and clawing up from the bottom, we find Jack as a successful lawyer. He’s done well on his own, crossed a lot off his list and added more. But, he hasn’t factored God into the plan. God hasn’t seemed to be around in the past… Can Jack trust Him with the future? As life continues to take its toll and tragedies strike, will Jack relinquish the power of his list in order to gain all he’s ever wanted?
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. Amy Scarrett.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 15th July: Please pray for: Louise Grubb, Patrick Fowler, Lucy Jackman and all whose anniversaries occur at this time: Winifred Jones, Mary Griffith, Margaret Christina Geary, Olive Durrant, Kevin Arthur Taylor, Louie Kavanagh, Emmanuel Mifsud, Harriet Hyom, Bernard Palmer, Hamilton Currie, Jessie Tidy, Joseph Graffin, Mary Edith Jefferies, Barbara “Jean” Crompton, Julia Ann Wyndham, Juliette Martin, Isabella Waite, Elizabeth Coffey, Cecilia Fellows, Catherine (Kay) O’Sullivan, Mabel Sophia Foster, Betty Ellul, Josephine Moody, Charles Chantler, Louisa Bradwell, Catherine Somers, Elizabeth Minter, Atanazy Bobik, Margaret Perry, Frank Kennett, Sally O’Brien, John Edward Kennedy, Robert Charles Mason, Eva Mary Lintott, 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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