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TAKEHOMENEWS 30TH JUNE 2024

13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

 

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles

 

This Sunday is the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. We reflect on how God uses the weak to confound the strong to show that transcendent power is of the Lord (2 Corinthians 4:6-7). As a Church, we stand on an apostolic foundation wounded by human frailty but strengthened only by the power of grace. We are reminded that our weaknesses and imperfections can be transformed by grace.

St. Peter was full of zeal but denied Jesus three times. Ignorantly, he obstructed God’s plan. Hence, Jesus rebuked him and said, Satan get behind me. After Jesus' death, he abandoned Christ’s mission and went back to fishing. St. Paul on the other hand violently persecuted the Church. Therefore, he considered himself the least of the apostles (1 Corinthians 15:9-11). 

God’s grace, however, triumphed in their lives. In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus says to Peter, “You are Peter, and, on this Rock, I will build my Church. The gates of hell will not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Despite their flaws, Saints Peter and Paul became pillars of our faith. Thus, St Paul acknowledges the power of grace upon his life and says, “His grace toward me was not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:10). As we celebrate these two pillars of the Church, we depend on the transforming power of God’s Grace.

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.


A DAY WITH MARY


Further information on A Day With Mary at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 13 July (9.45am to 5.00pm) is available at www.adaywithmary.org or http://www.eventcatholic.com/


DIOCESEAN RETREAT FOR CATHECHIST


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 this 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. Thanks for your generosity.

 

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 PREPARATION

The next preparation session for parents who wish to have their baby baptised  will be on Sunday 7th July 2024 at 4pm in the church.

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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 or info@thegoodneighbourschememhbo.org.uk


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/


TEACHER POSITION

St Michaels catholic Grammar School is seeking to appoint a Temporary Part-time Teacher of  English. Application form and job description are available on the school website.  Please send completed applications to applications@st-michaels.barnet.sch.uk by Monday 8th July.

 

 

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