Sat July 9 – 5.45pm Jimmy Duncan RIP
Sun July 10 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30 Peter Verdin
Mon July 11 – No Mass
Tues July 12 – 7.00pm Exposition | 7.30pm John Burley RIP
Wed July 13 – 9.15am SI (Beck)
Thu July 14 – 9.15am Ints Rose Livesey
Fri July 15 – 9.15am Thanksgiving (JK)
Sat July 16 – 10-10.30am Exposition and Confessions | 5.45pm Sally & Ken Scott RIP
Sun July 17 – 9.00am Parishioners | 10.30am Ints Kate Coogan
Times of mass are published above. There are no more outstanding Mass intentions.
St Paul quotes one of his hymns in tribute of Christ, the Head of the Body which is the Church. He is the beginning…and so many other things. See how many titles of Jesus you can count in these few lines. The gospel answers a lawyer’s questions: ‘What must I do to inherit eternal life?’ and then the supplementary question, ‘Who is my neighbour?’ The Law was revealed through Moses and developed throughout Jewish history. Here it is summarised succinctly.
One thing Covid did spoil was the Religious Education lessons held here each Thursday afternoon. Our catechists were mostly shielding and it was not safe for children to gather without masks and social distancing. We can do something about this now – we can plan to re-introduce the lessons for September. During the next three Sundays of July, we ask parents of children up to year 6 who are not at Catholic schools to let us know that you want RE lessons, by enrolling your child(ren) on the Forms that are available at church, and handing them in.
We can then enrol teachers and plan ahead before the summer holidays. Instructing your children to know, love, and serve God is one of God’s own laws, and not many parents are up to providing ‘RE Lessons’ themselves. ‘Them up at Church’ can only do our best to help you, but yours is the responsibility. I suspect the children have missed their Thursday sessions. Pray about this, and please spread this news among those you know who have been away from church.
We are just about half way between Lent and Christmas. Perhaps this would be a decisive time for a third check on our spiritual life, seeing how we have kept our Easter resolutions, and thinking about how we could live our lives for God during the rest of the year. Time passes so quickly. Am I wasting it? Have I put off Confession a bit too long?
Today is when we are asked to support the work caring for seafarers when they are in port and far from their homes and loved ones.