Requiem Mass for the late Duke of Edinburgh
Archbishop John will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the late Duke of Edinburgh on Saturday 17th April at 11 am from St George’s Cathedral. A limited number of seats will be available in the Cathedral, in accordance with COVID guidelines. The service will also be livestreamed, please click here – https://youtu.be/h-ltNt5TS0E
Covid Restrictions – The gradual relaxing of restrictions does not apply to places of worship. To remain open, we must comply with 2-metre distancing, masks, hand sanitising and ventilation. Thank you for your co-operation.
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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 (Luke 24: 35-48)
The two disciples had met Jesus on their way to Emmaus. There Jesus had used the Eucharistic meal to reveal himself to them, for the Eucharist is always an occasion for us to get to know the Risen Christ better. Now he meets the whole group of disciples in their refuge, the Upper Room. It is perhaps an account of the same incident that we heard last Sunday, but with different emphasis. Now the stress is on the meeting with a real person, and not with a ghost. That is why Jesus eats a piece of fish. The important lesson of this is that, in our resurrection to true life, it is the whole person that is raised, not just the soul. Christian teaching is that a person is an animated body. We work out our salvation with fingers and toes and other bodily members, and all will be raised to life. It is not just a matter of thoughts and intentions! The whole body is baptised into Christ and is the instrument of our salvation. The body will be changed, and St Paul reminds us that we should not get bogged down with worrying about what sort of body we will have at the resurrection, but rejoice that each of us will be raised as a whole person.
What do you imagine the risen life to be like? Is love, friendship and companionship part of this?
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