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Welcome! To all our dear Parishioners and friends, please do keep up to date with Mass times, reflections and events in our Parish at this time from our latest Newsletter.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to co-operate with the requirements at this time - Track and Trace, face masks, social distancing and using the hand gel as well as those who faithfully sanitize the pews after all Masses both weekdays and Sundays. Continue to be safe and well.
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) - Words from Canon Niall :
‘Using many parables, Jesus spoke to them.’ We have two parables in today’s Gospel. Parables were a teaching technique used by Jesus as a way to lead people into a new way of listening. They were not instructions to provide information and they were not fables with fixed conclusions. Parables were and are invitations to pray and to listen in a radical way! The point of the parables was to subvert and invert our assumptions about people, the world God and yes, the Church!
God’s parable-word to is like a seed that drifts onto soil. God’s mustard seed of love is like a life that blossoms in surprising ways- beyond our imagining.
Seeds. Sower. Soil. Add another ‘S’ word-Spirit. A harvest of 30, 60, 100 fold is promised by an extravagant Jesus-which startles us out of our rigid narrow miserliness! Let us ponder, trust, and explore the impossible possibilities of abundant life that flourish whenever we pause, pray, listen and love. Have a Blessed week.
This Sunday, June 13th 2021, is the 45th anniversary of Canon Niall's Priestly Ordination. Thanks be to God for His many Graces and Blessings upon Canon Niall as we continue with prayers for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
Please also continue with your prayers for all who are part of the NHS, that the Lord gives them protection and continued safety with the demands on their dedication and healing. See Pope Francis’ Rosary Prayers for Protection from Coronavirus
To our Catholic Universe and Catholic Times readers in the parish:- At the moment, if you are unable to collect your paper at Mass, you can get it delivered direct to your home every week. Please go to www.thecatholicuniverse.com or call 0161 820 5722 for information.
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