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TAKEHOME NEWS 2ND JUNE 2024

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

(CORPUS CHRISTI)


This Sunday is the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. This mystery is a challenge, a remedy, a promise and a test of true Christian discipleship. Before this mystery, the human senses fail but are beckoned to rise on the wings of faith. The consecrated bread and wine may taste and appear ordinary but have become the bread of eternal life. “The bread I shall give is my flesh for the life of the world,” says Jesus, the True Lamb whose blood cleanses us from our sins as prefigured in the ancient Passover (Exodus 24).

This Mystery is a test of true discipleship. It invites us to believe Jesus’ words, “This is my Body, and this is the Cup of Blood”, and to trust like St Peter did in John 6:68 and said, “To whom shall we go, you have the message of eternal life.

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,” says Jesus. Jesus gives himself as food, that we may eat and draw life from him. “As I draw life from my Father, says Jesus, whoever eats me draws life from me.” As we partake in this sacrament, God’s life becomes ours and we are nourished and healed. Let’s pray for a renewal of our faith in the Sacrament of the Body and blood of Jesus Christ.

You can also listen to Fr Chinedu's full audio reflection on the Purifying Word or Spotify.


Happy Sunday

Fr Chinedu


MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

The Marriage Encounter team will speak at all the masses next weekend to invite couples to our parish non-residential Marriage Encounter weekend programme here in September. “Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a Movement which aims to give couples who are married, or in long-standing relationships and commitment the opportunity to enrich and refresh their relationships.

It also seeks to give priests and religious the chance to reflect on their vocation and enhance their relationship with their parish and community.” I know you will make them welcome next weekend when they are here.      

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Our parish's first Holy Communion children will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 8th June at 2 pm and 3:30 pm. Please, keep them and their families in your prayers.

GIFT AID/ STANDING ORDER

Please, pick up a Parish Gift Aid /Standing Order Form from the back of the church if you would like to start using envelopes, please indicate in section 4 on the Gift Aid / Standing Order Form.  If you would like to start paying by standing order, please complete sections 5 & 6 and if you are able to Gift Aid your donations, please complete section 2. Thank you for your continuing support.

DONA MACHINE

The Dona machine is now working and can now be used for offertory, payment and other donations. Please, feel free to use it.  Thank you.

 

MISSIO BOX COUNTING

Please, collect your red box from the back of the church.


CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to the newly confirmed members of our parish! Please, keep them in your prayers.

JOB VACANCIES

For  current  vacancies  in the Diocese, please  visit https://jobs.rcdow.org.uk/


THE BIBLE SUMMIT

The Bible Summit will take place at St Patrick's Soho on the 22nd June 2024. Find out more and get a ticket  at The Bible Summit - Dive into the inspired Word of God this summer (stpatricksoho.org)

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 SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL (SVP)

  We plan to start a Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) here in our parish. So, if you have been a member of SVP in the past, and would like to be part of its formation in our parish; or if you would like to join the society for the first time and are happy to be part of it, please, speak with and give your names and contact number to the priests or stewards after the masses. Thank you.

 

DIOCESAN PILGIMAGE TO LOURDES

 

  The Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place from 19th to 26th July. Join the pilgrimage as a pilgrim. Serve the pilgrimage by coming as a praying assisted pilgrim. Support assisted pilgrims by sponsoring the sick to join the pilgrimage and praying for them. For more information please go to https://rcdow.org.uk/pilgrimages/Lourdes/ or contact the Pilgrimage Office on 020 7798 9173

 

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL - OCT 2024

 

 7 Nights Apartment B&B from €273 per person sharing. Airport transfer available on request. Contact us for details and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 020 3239 8662 or website www.med-irishcentre.com

 

 

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