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Today, we persevere in the interpretation of the Discourse of the Living Bread that we have been commenting on these last Sundays: “I am the living bread which has come from heaven” (John 6:51). It has a very well thought-out, and even literary, structure, full of valuable teachings. How wonderful it would be if we, Christians, could have a better knowledge of the Scriptures! We would discover the very Mystery of God that we receive as the true food of our souls, which more often than not are essential and a craving for eternal life. This Living Word is really marvellous, the only Scripture that can actually change our hearts.
Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life, speaks of himself by saying He is the Bread of Life. And, as we know quite well, the bread is to be eaten. But to eat —we should not forget— we must be hungry. How can we actually understand what being a Christian really means, if we have lost our hunger for God? Hunger to know Him, hunger to regard Him as a good Friend, hunger to make Him known to all, hunger to share Him, as we share our bread at the table. What a beautiful picture to see the head of the family slicing his daily bread earned by the sweat of his brow, while sharing it copiously with his sons! Now, however, it is the very Jesus who is offering himself as the Living Bread, and it is Himself who sets up the measure, and who gives Himself away to us, with an overflowing magnanimity that makes us shudder with emotion.
Bread of Life…, of what Life? It is quite clear that it will not allow us to live down here any longer than we should; though it may indeed change the quality and depth of every instant we live here. Let us honestly ask ourselves: — What life do I want for me? And let us compare it with what our present life really is. Is this what you expected? Don’t you think your horizon can widen much more? Then, look: much more than you and I together could ever imagine… much fuller… much more beautiful… much more… is the Life of Christ that throbs and pulsates in the Eucharist. And He is there, expecting us to partake of Him, waiting at the door to our heart, patient, passionate, for He knows how to love. And, after that, the eternal Life: “Whoever eats of this bread will live forever” (John 6:58). —What else do you need? Blessings from Father Marcin
Keep up with what’s Happening in our Parish over this coming Year
Scroll through to see all the events happening from the 19th August 2018 till the 30th September 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, Tully and David’s Mum.
And all whose anniversaries occur at this time: 19th August: Please pray for: Carmen Lopez, Imogen Mead and their families and friends, Erminia Baker, Gustave Waffelaert, Elizabeth Casey, Dominic Charles Boulton, Mary Atkin, Irene Castle, Mary Elleen Atkins, Robert William Baker, Catherine Bishop, Gerald Maynard, Arthur Walters, Lily Cook, Canon Isidore Kuner, Maurice Pentney, Percy John Reilly, George Campbell, Jessie Line, Raymond Bailey, Bernard Mawby, Arthur Sharman, John Bryant, Louise Whitehouse, Elizabeth Hudson, Kathleen Forward, Winifred Margaret Joyce Warren, Dennis Walter, Joan McKenna, Florence Mulholland, 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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