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TAKEHOMENEWS 7TH JULY 2024

14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME YEAR B

 

Our Weakness is an Invitation

 

God’s strength makes up for our weaknesses. Rather than become reasons for despair, our weaknesses beckon for and propel us to reach out to God. Therefore, an awareness of one’s weaknesses is an invitation to be open to God’s grace to experience his power over us as today’s second reading tells us. No matter what our weaknesses or stories are, they are transformed when touched by God’s grace.

In today’s Gospel Jesus is despised by his people because of his humble beginning and family background. To them, he was simply the son of Joseph, the Carpenter.

Familiarity could easily blur our vision of the transcendent in others, often making us despise the prophets among us. Sometimes we consider others no channel of grace because of their weaknesses and stories. But St. Paul counters all that and tells us that our weaknesses are not disqualifications as people might think but an opportunity to be open to the supernatural so that Christ's power may stay over us. 

Jesus did not allow his humble beginning and background to stop him, nor did St. Paul allow his past to weaken his Hope in God. Rather these became opportunities to be open to God’s grace. Jesus was despised, but through him, the saving Grace is revealed. Let us therefore be open to the power of grace even in our weaknesses.

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.”   Click here to book.

 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.

INFANT LEAVERS MASS

Our Infant school children will join us at 9am Mass on Wednesday 10th for their leavers mass.  Please, make them and their teachers welcome.

 

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.

 

FUNERAL SERVICE

Robert Gerrard’s funeral service will take place on Thursday 18th July at 2 pm in Hendon Crematorium. May I ask you to keep Emilia and her family in your prayers, especially at this difficult time.

 

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PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA


Places are available to join Golders Green parish on a pilgrimage to Fatima. 7-11 October 2024. Full board. Flights from Heathrow. Cost is £670 per person sharing a room. Single rooms are very limited. Travel insurance is extra. If you would like to join Fr Paul McDermott and his parishioners, please contact Golders Green parish for booking details asap. 0208 455 1300 or email goldersgreen@rcdow.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/

 

 

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