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We are pleased to announce that the church is open for Mass. Please see the guidelines below.

Please see Parish Guidelines for the re-opening of the Church here.

Please see message from the Metropolitan Archbishop’s of the Catholic Church in England here.

 

 

Please find Southwark Parishes Mass Live Streaming here.

Please find Walsingham Sanctity of Life Pilgrimage Programme – 27 September here.

Please find Bromley Foodbank Letter – September 2020 here.

 

The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers

Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid19 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 (Matthew 20:1-16)

It is hard not to sympathize with the workers who have sweated it out right through the day in the hot sun. The idlers who have hardly got earth on their spades or grease on their hands get a great bonus and I get no bonus at all! Is this fair? No. God is not fair. You can’t apply the concept of “fairness” to God at all. We can’t enter into a reckoning with God. God does not calculate as we do. In the terms of this world, this is obvious enough. The wicked do prosper, while honesty and high moral standards, instead of being rewarded are often simply mocked. Can we go deeper and say that the reward is in heaven? This hardly fits with the way Jesus worked here on earth. He did not reward the virtuous. He said he was the doctor who had come to the sick. His favourites were the worst of society, tax-collectors and prostitutes, not even amiable rascals. Heaven was open to anyone who accepted him. It is no good looking for fairness in God, for this implies that we deserve something. We cannot claim to ‘deserve’ anything; we are simply called into a loving relationship and to put our trust in Jesus.
What does this Sunday’s Gospel say about the generosity of God? When have you experienced God’s generosity, his kindness and forgiveness in your own life?

 

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