THIS WEEK (14th October 2018):
THOUGHTS FOR THE WEEK:
1. ‘How hard it is to enter the kingdom of God’ Jesus says (Gospel). Entry is dependent on God!! God’s invitation, God’s grace, God’s gift. All we have to do is say ‘yes’ (come, follow me…..). How do you say ‘yes’? When do you say ‘yes’?
2. ‘I prayed…….I entreated………I esteemed her…….’ (1st reading). When have you prayed, entreated or ‘esteemed’ God? Why? How did you feel?
3. ‘The word of God is alive and active’ (2nd reading). How alive is ‘the Word’ in your life? How active in your day to day existence? How can you make/allow it to become more alive and active? Vincent Harvey
Parish Theme: ‘Peace’. November 2018 will see the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. As the year progresses, without doubt society, civic and religious, will be focusing on world peace, maybe more needed now than ever in our world history! PARISH THEME— OCTOBER: Peace through Racial and Cultural Unity Martin Luther King lived, fought and died for his ideal of the equality of mankind. He said he looked to a day “when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” He also said that God was only interested in the freedom of the whole human race that “We may all have come on different ships but we’re in the same boat now….. We must learn to live together as brothers (and, by implication, sisters!) or perish together as fools.” Let us pray that this brave man’s battle is remembered as we work for the same ideals.
Pope Francis’ Intention for October: Evangelisation: The Mission of Religious. That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves and be present among the poor, the marginalised, and those who have no voice.
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