Father Philip Writes...
June is often dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus – a feast that draws us to think about God’s great love for us as shown in the life of Christ.
They could only see litter.
We must never let our sins paralyse us. Fr John Powell tells the story of a woman who decided to swim out into the ocean beyond the point of return. Before doing so, she walked along the deserted beach to say her tearful farewells to the world.
Jonah tried to run away from that kind of God, but God wouldn’t let him get away with it. Jonah was delivered to the very people he sought to avoid – the hated Ninevites in Assyria.
St Augustine wrote:
“To him who is everywhere men come not by travelling but by loving.”
In this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we can ask ourselves:
At St Mary’s there is a warm, non-judgmental attitude to all who are searching for a deeper faith in Jesus Christ.
You are welcome to experience it for yourself.
A Thought for Corpus Christi (6th June)
from a very early Christian Saint, St Justin Martyr (AD 100 – 165)
St Justin describes how the early Church celebrated Mass …..
see how closely our worship today follows this format!
“On Sundays there is an assembly of all who live in towns or in the country and the memoirs of the Apostles or the writings of the prophets are read as long as time allows. Then the reading is brought to an end and the president delivers an address in which he admonishes and encourages us to imitate in our own lives the beautiful lesson we have heard read.