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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 from our latest Newsletter.
Please continue to be safe during this time. Thank you for your co-operation with social distancing, use of hand gel and temperature check and registration.
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) ~ Words from Canon Niall :
Children were insiders left on the outside. And they are the ones Jesus commands us to welcome. On the one hand, this is just another instance of Jesus turning the expectations of the world upside down. It is a great reversal in the name of justice, the kind of which St. Luke’s Gospel is famous for-read the Magnificat there. But on the other hand, here in St. Mark’s Gospel we also experience something else. With children, at least, the power dynamics are not so black and white - it is not so much a question of who is great and who is not, but instead it is a question of welcome.
Put another way, Jesus isn’t interested in who we say is the greatest or even in who acts like the greatest or looks to be great. Jesus is interested in who acts with the greatest Grace, Compassion, and Love. How do we welcome the child? How do we welcome our Lord?
Have a blessed week!
Do read the Statement of Bishop Alan for Education Sunday 2021 .
We continue our prayers for Fr Michael Barwick who took up his appointment as curate at Our Lady and St George and for Fr John Victor who has moved to his new parish in Manor Park.
We also pray for Canon Maurice Gordon who was inducted into the Cathedral Chapter of Canons on Monday 13th of September at a Mass in Brentwood Cathedral.
Cafod Family Fast Day is Friday first of October.
Thresholds of Hope : the Vicariate for Adult Formation - another wonderful tool when proclaiming the good news of God's grace to all. St John Henry Newman believed that the lay faithful were to take a full part in the life of the Church, to be confident in expressing their Catholic Faith and willing to share its beauty with others. Hope you find this resource useful; more here https://thresholdsofhope.co.uk/
Please 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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