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My sisters and brothers in Christ,
This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe! The Gospel reading shines light on Pilate’s inability to understand the Kingship of Jesus Christ. As a Political leader, Pilate’s worldly idea of Kingship was one of wealth, power and control rather than Our Lord’s true kingship of poverty, love and service.
Today’s Jesus Christ is presented to us as the King of the Universe. My attention has always been drawn by the emphasis the Bible grants to the word “King” when applied to our Lord. “The Lord is king, robed with majesty”, we sing in Psalm 92. “I am a king” (John 18:37), we have heard from Jesus’ very lips. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord” (Luke 19:38), people shouted when He was entering Jerusalem.
The word “King”, applied to God and to Jesus Christ, does not certainly have the inferred meaning we give to it when speaking of the conventional monarchy, as we know it. Yet, in the popular language the word “king” does have a certain affinity with the Biblical language. For instance, when a mother is taking care of his baby and tells him: —You are the king of our home. What is she implying? Just a very simple thing: that her little baby is her number one priority and means everything to her. And when teenagers claim that so and so is the king of the Rock, they actually mean there is no other one like him; as much as when they refer to the basketball king. Enter a teenager room and you will probably see in his walls who are really his “kings”. I believe these popular expressions very much resemble what we mean when we acclaim God as our King and help us to understand Jesus’ assertion about his kingdom: “My kingship does not come from this world” (John 18:36).
For us Christians our King is our Lord, that is, the centre where the deepest feelings of our lives are going to. When in the Lord’s Prayer we say Your kingdom come, we mean we would like to see that more and more people could find the source of their happiness in God, while following the path He shows to us, which is the path of the beatitudes. Let us therefore ask it with all our heart, for “wherever Jesus Christ is, there are our life and our kingdom” (St. Ambrose).
with Blessings Father Marcin Drabik
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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019: (see the section below for the full programme)
Thank You so much for your Rosary prayers done last meeting, your roses (which represented the ‘Hail Mary…’ said by You dear child) placed into the vases were taken by people of good will, who do pray for you now.
Also Thank You so much for your last session based on “SACRAMENTS, SACRAMENTALIA & DEVOTIONS”. Our Next Meeting will be held on 7TH December (FRIDAY) from 7pm to 8.15pm. We start at 7.00pm with the Holy Mass during which the Children are going to receive , blessed this day,- The Miraculous Medals of Our Lady, followed by Exposition, Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. At 8.00pm – a short session. Please, have with You always your rosary beads – for the practice.
The Baptismal Preparation Sessions before Christmas:: (see the section below for the full programme)
Please, note that it is expected from the Parents & God -Parents to practice their faith, which also means to attend Sunday Mass regularly.
Please pray for those who are ill especially: Colin Lennard, Piam Brown Ward, for all the children suffering and their poor families with them Aidan Molloy, Aileen Hopkins, David Shields, Bob Guy, Ms Sini Chacko, Shirley Parker, Kathleen Jones, Heidi Badnell, Rosemary Devonald, Dominic, Carol Langsford, 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, 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: 25th November: Winifred Alice Evans, Antonio de Carlo, Cormac O’Connell, Elizabeth (Bet) Jane Hilda Wood, Paul Ray, Maria Mifsud, Evelyn Paulyn Tearle, Mary Bridget Moth, Mary Edwards, Ellen Challacombe, Mr Gracias, Theresa Dorothy Anwin, Mabel Alice Fairall, James Michael William Moriarty, William Daniel Scott, Ian Curtis, Florence Zait, Eva Mabel Feeney, Maureen Margaret Kennedy, Marie Connie Evans, James Bailey, John Kelly, James Albert Elwood, Tom McAniney, Harry William Glover, Patricia Eileen Holmes, Margaret ‘Peggy’ Pearce, Mary Gertrude Chapman, Caroline Marcks, Thomas Joseph McAniney, Catherine Jones, Lucy Campbell, Amy Johnson, Leonard Albermarle Betsworth, Carole Ann Howlett, Violet Annie Mabel Moss, Annie Eleanor Cox, Anthony Toni-Flanagan, Elizabeth McAuliffe, Patrick James O’Doherty, Sally Ranger, Kevin Joseph Cotter, Marie Jeanne Sheppard, Lizzie and Patrick 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. 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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