ANNOUNCEMENT – 19TH JANUARY 2021
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THE CHURCH IS CLOSED. ALL CURRENT MASS INTENTIONS WILL BE SAID IN PRIVATE.
THE CHURCH WILL RE-OPEN FOR MASS AT 9.30AM ON FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2021.
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The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers
Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid-19 and the eradication of the virus, saying the following prayers – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father, Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Patrick, pray for us.
Gospel Reflections (John 1:35-42)
This year the ordinary Sunday gospel readings are taken from Mark, and this provides us with a full picture of that gospel. But Mark is thefshortest of the gospels, and is not quite long enough, so just occasionally a reading from John slips in to enrich our understanding of thefmeaning of Jesus’ words and actions. Today’s story is about the call of the first disciples and takes place in the Jordan valley, where John was baptising. The first two to be called are disciples of John, so they had already joined his group who were waiting for the Messiah. They were ready when John pointed him out. It is striking that Jesus first calls them to be with him, and that they remain with him for a time. In our call to follow Christ, first comes prayer and getting to know him, before we can actively work for Christ and bring others to share his joy. Only after this repose with the Lord do the disciples sprint off in their enthusiasm and bring others to join in the benefits they have received from that tranquility and refreshment which comes from keeping company with Jesus.
What is God calling you to do?
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