At St Michael's you will have seen that the builders have arrived to restore the Lady chapel into the main body of the church. Click below to see the architect's plan.
Above is a reconstruction of how Caesaria Philippi would have looked when Jesus visited it in today's Gospel. It was the source of the river Jordan and the temple complex was dedicated to the pagan god Pan. It is here that Jesus asks the disciples "who do you say I am?"
Just a quick reminder that you now find the bulletin on the home page of the website.
LifeFest 21 took place today from 10:00 until 13:00 inside the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster. The event included testimonies, live Q&As, and workshops from leading pro-life speakers as well as short films, music, and much more.
The march itself began from behind The Emmanuel Centre at 13:30 and finished in Parliament Square, where there was a stage set up for public speeches and testimonies. Please keep the pro-life movement, which is across faiths and none, in your prayers.
This week's Bulletin is now ready on the home page.
A quick reminder that the bulletin is now found on the Home page of the Website. Please read about the preparations we are making for the first Celebration of our Parish Feast Day in October. The Feast Day is October 12th but we will be making our main celebrations on Sunday October 10th when the Archbishop will be joining us.
For simplicity of access, from now on, you will find the latest bulletin on a button on the "Home" page. On a desk top, it is next to the parish diary and on a mobile it is immediately below the parish diary. Please continue to check the "Online Activities" page for news of any parish activities that are online. Follow this link to go back to the home page
The 5 week section of the lectionary in year B on the Eucharist is interrupted this year with the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady falling on a Sunday. In Lumen Gentium, the Dogmatic Constitution on the church from Vatican II we read in paragraph 68: "Mary as the Mother of Jesus, glorified in body and soul in heaven, is the image and beginning of the Church as it is to be perfected is the world to come, so too does she shine forth on earth, until the day of the Lord shall come, as a sign of sure hope and solace to the people of God during its sojourn on earth." This is the cause of our celebrations on this great summer feast day! In this beautiful image from Santa Maria in Trastevere in Rome we see Mary welcomed by Jesus as the first to follow him into the glory of heaven.
The bulletin is ready on the Online Activities and Bulletin page.
At Mass this weekend, we are now in 3rd of 5 Sundays where the readings focus on different aspects of the Eucharist. Above we see the scene from the first reading where Elijah is starving and has fallen asleep and is woken by an angel who has provided him with food for the journey.
The Eucharist is the food that sustains us in our spiritual life. What is it we need sustaining for though? The second reading from St Paul to the Ephesians describes the way of life we are called to by God: a life of kindness and forgiveness. It is a lovely image, but one which, we all know, can be very hard work at times! This is why we need the spiritual nourishment of the Holy Eucharist.
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Beginning last Sunday and then for the next 4 weeks, the gospel each Sunday is taken from St John, chapter 6. Each week we will be reflecting on different aspects of this great sacrament. Paragraph 1324 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist “the source and summit of the Christian Life.” In today's gospel Jesus explains that working for God means believing in the one he has sent, that is Jesus himself. Let us pray that our belief and faith in the Real Presence of the Eucharist may grow ever deeper.
The Bulletin is now ready to download from the Online Activities and bulletin page. Do not forget to check the guidelines in the previous post and remember, it is no longer necessary to book to attend Mass.
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