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The Holy Spirit is the intimate and personal Master who guides the disciple towards the truth, who motivates him to do good, who consoles him in the pain, who transforms him intimately, while giving him a new strength and capacity. The first day of the Pentecost of the Christian era, the Apostles were gathered around the Virgin Mary, while praying. The recollection, and the praying attitude, are necessary to receive the Spirit. “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them” (Acts 2:2-3). They remained full of the Holy Spirit and, bravely, they started to preach. Those fearful men had been transformed into courageous preachers unafraid of gail, torture or martyrdom. Which should not surprise us, for the Holy Spirit’s strength dwelt within them.
The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, is my soul’s soul, the life of my life, the entity of my entity; it is my sanctifier, the guest in my deepest interior. To reach maturity in a life of faith our relation with Him must be, time and again, more conscientious, more personal. In this celebration of the Pentecost we must have the doors, deep down us, wide open.
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
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Our Parish Cinema invites you all to see “LIFE for LIFE – Maximilian Kolbe” May 25th 8:10pm
Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Fr. Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates.
Now Jan is not just fleeing the Nazis, but also from his guilt for his involvement in Kolbe’s death. He goes to visit Niepokalanów, a very large Franciscan monastery where Fr. Kolbe had been the founder and superior. There Jan wants to learn what were the motives behind his decision to die for another prisoner, a complete stranger. Though free from Auschwitz, Jan will continue to be confronted by the life and death of Maximillian Kolbe wherever he goes.
In addition to Jan – torn between wanting to forget and a fascination with Kolbe – another key character emerges, Brother Anselm. He is a devout young Franciscan priest who quietly but strongly witnesses to Kolbe’s heroic faith and love, and then rejoices at the Beatification of Kolbe by Pope Paul VI. Later Kolbe will be canonized by his fellow countryman, Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed Kolbe as the “patron saint of the difficult 20th century”.
“Life for Life reflects thoughtfully on what the cult of the saints means for us, on the nature of hagiography itself. Perhaps more than any film I can think of, it explores how the how the saints can and should inspire us, if we are open to them, or how we may stumble at them if we are not. For this reason alone, it’s among the most essential saint films I’ve seen.”
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: 20th May: Please pray for: Christopher Smith, William Foulkes, George Hurley, George Wood, Cecilia Raven, Marshall Callender, Mary (May) Nelson, Mary Bryant, John O’Reilly, Herbert Arthur, William Holt, Ronald Cecil Read, Jennie Coombes, Norah Blake, Violet Demmen, Samuel Orme, Frank Wills, Edward (Ted) Docker, Mary Newell, Eleanor Mary Edwards, May Lilian Eileen Mary Ann Myall, Dorothy Cull, Margaret Perrin, Susan Aston, James Holland, David Link, Margaret Evelyn Weldon, Yvonne Theodora Questel, Dora Moss, Teresa Hughes, Dorothy Lewis, Angela Morgan, Stanley Arthur Groom, Anne Summerfield, Anne Bamberger, Margarita Alt, ‘Ron’ MacDonald, Emily May Whittaker, Kathleen Donnelly, Thomas Maher, Richard Stanick, Winnifred Bartlett, George Green, Patrick “Mick” O’Leary, Violet Caudrey, Theresa Mundy, Marianne Busuttil, Leslie Herbert Wheeler,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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