If you have a box, could you please empty it into an envelope or bag with your name? Monies can be left at the parish office. Thank you.
There are still some places in our Nursery for this September 2019. Places are for children who will be 3 years old by the 31st August 2019. If you are interested, email Mrs. Lorraine Isaac or visit the school office on Wednesday mornings. See the poster in the porch.
As we start our journey into Pentecost Sunday let us ask the Holy Spirit to lead us all to where we find Jesus in every part of our lives.
Three Essential Elements – Pope Francis described “three essential elements for the Church ‘on its way’: the humility of listening, the charism of togetherness, the courage of renunciation.”
He began with the “courage renunciation,” letting go of our own “human convictions and
traditions” in order to find the best way of proclaiming the Gospel. He emphasized the importance of reforming ourselves, first of all – and not a cosmetic reform, but a “conversion of the heart which happens through renunciation.”
We can do this, he said, beginning with the “humility of listening”, allowing the voices of all, and especially the least among us, to be heard. The Pope said that in order to really hear others, we must be disinterested in ourselves, willing to listen to and accept other people’s ideas. Further, we must also” listen to life,” that is, look at reality as it is, rather than focusing solely on ideas.
“From the humility of listening to the courage of renunciation, it all passes through the charism of togetherness,” Pope Francis said. At the meeting in Jerusalem, the Church was gathered around St Peter, through charity “which does not create uniformity, but communion.” Although there were strong personalities present, each with their own ideas, they worked together on account of “the strength of loving each other in the Lord.”
There will be a one-hour Adoration in the parish this Sunday 2nd June from 5pm – 6pm led by the African Community. Everyone is welcome. Please come along.