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TAKEHOMENEWS 23RD JUNE 2024

12th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B


We Await the Lord who Calms the Storms of life.

 

This Sunday’s psalm says, “O give thanks to the Lord for he is good for his love endures forever…they cried to the Lord……he stilled the storms to a whisper and all the waves were hushed”. In gratitude, the psalmist recognises signs of God’s goodness and gives thanks.

Recognising God’s blessings in one’s life leads to an appreciation of God’s generosity towards us which is a sign of his faithful love which never abandons us, especially in difficult times. This is one of the things that Job will appreciate more through his sufferings. Job had been through incredible suffering and had lost everything but God. Overwhelmed by the weight of his sufferings, Job questioned unceasingly.

His friends blamed him for his misfortune, and his wife advised him to curse God and die.

Job did not submit to guilt. Neither did he curse God as advised. Consequently, the Lord came through and calmed the storms of his sufferings. Like in today’s Gospel, when the time was right, Jesus calmed the storms and brought his disciples to a place of safety.

May the Lord hear our cries for help and bring us calmness. While we await God’s timing, may we recognise his great generosity towards us, and continue to give thanks like the psalmist did.

You can access Fr Chinedu's full audio reflection on Purifying Word or Spotify

Happy Sunday

Fr Chinedu

 

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (Book Now!)  

The link is now up on our website for booking a space for yourself in our parish non-residential weekend Marriage Encounter. There are also some leaflets in the Church. Please take some and give to couples you think may benefit from the programme. “Love must be nourished and renewed… and communication is a decisive key at the heart of this nourishment.”   


SUMMER FAYRE

This year’s Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 13th July from

12-3pm at the Canon Smyth Parish Centre. Please pop by and bring friends and family! Donations including cakes, unused gifts, garden plants and Bric-a-Brac would be much appreciated. Can non-food items be brought to the Centre by Monday 8th July. Thank you.


ABSENCES

Frs Ufayissa, Paul and I will be away from Monday 24th to 28th June. We will be attending the Provincial Assembly in Dublin. However, Fr Malaku will cover most of the masses while we are away.   

DIOCESEAN RETREAT FOR CATECHIST

There will be a retreat for catechists on Saturday 19th October, 10 am to 3:30 pm in Welwyn Garden City. Location TBC. Tea and coffee are provided. Please, bring with you a packed lunch. Suggested donation: £10. To register email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk . Include the name of your parish.

PETER'S PENCE

There will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence next Weekend. Peter’s Pence is a symbolic offering that does not just express our belonging to the Church by principally helping the Holy Father, the Pope to support and care for the needs of the most disadvantaged.


DONA MACHINE

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

MISSIO BOX

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


PLANNED ENVELOPE

The owners/holders of planned envelope boxes 25 and 34, please reach out to us to confirm your identity.

BAPTISM

The next Baptism Preparation Session is Sunday July 7th in the Church 4pm .


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Mill Hill & Burnt Oak Good Neighbours Scheme is seeking volunteers willing to offer a few hours a month as Befrienders, Lunch Club Assistants and Minibus Assistants; training and support will be provided . Contact 0208-906-3340


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.

 

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

 

JOB VACANCIES

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

 

 

 

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