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Today, we can contemplate how both human and supernatural love can be forged in us, given that we use the same heart to love both man and God. Generally speaking love starts to grow in the human heart with the progressive discovery of that which is attractive in the other person: their friendliness, their goodness. This is the case with the “boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish” (John 6:9). He gives Jesus all that he has got with him, the bread and the fish, because he has let himself be won over by the attractiveness of Jesus. —Have I discovered the attractiveness of the Lord?
The next step is falling in love, the consequence of feeling a response. “Large crowds followed him because of the miraculous signs they saw when He healed the sick” (John 6:2). Jesus listened to them; He paid attention to them because He knew what they needed. Jesus Christ finds an attraction in me and desires that I fulfil myself both humanly and supernaturally. He loves me as I am, in all my smallness, because I ask for forgiveness and, with his help, I continue trying. “Jesus realized that they would come and take him by force to make him king; so He fled to the hills by himself” (John 6:26). He will say to them the next day: “In truth I say to you: you seek me not because you have seen signs, rather because you have eaten of the bread and you have been satiated” (John 6:26). Saint Augustine writes: “Many are those who look for Jesus are guided solely by worldly interests! (…) Rarely do they seek Jesus for Jesus”.
The fullness of love is love that gives of itself; when you look for the good of a loved one without expecting anything in return, even when it entails personal sacrifice. Today, I can say: “Lord, You who lets us participate in the miracle of the Eucharist: I ask you not to hide, that you live with us, that we may see you, that we may touch you, that we may feel you, that we may be always at your side, that you be the King of our lives and of our work” (Saint Josemaría).
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 29th July 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 ,Josephine Butler and Amy Scarrett.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 29th July: Please pray for: Patricia Mary Ward, Louise Grubb, Patrick Fowler, Lucy Jackman and all whose anniversaries occur at this time: Renee Cairnie, Alfred Ham, Michael Hampson, Marjorie Palmer, Pauline (Polly) Darling, John Sanders, John Stewart, Bruce Arthur Blackman, Margaret Spinks, Reginald Penfold, Marcello James, Arthur Crick, Tadeusz Pospieszynski, Kathleen Mary Mona Valley, Sheila Wood, Eliza Miller, Lilian Glenister, Archibald Whittle, Lilian Bedford, Ivy Louisa Oine, Auguste Virginia Lynne Wild, Margaret Blakehouse, Patrick Coman, John Barry, Cecil Smeed, John Henney, Bronislavia Wardega, Margaret Cynthia Plater, Richard Trimble, Raymond Tudor, Eileen Gilbert, Leslie Ernest Wyles, Bernard Paulden, Martin Walter Harvey Williams, Thomas Joseph Harper, Van Duy Do, Margaret Redman, John McGraw, Gladys Hampton, Frank Charles Snell, Josephine Wyatt, Stanley Cyril Allen,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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