You are invited at the beginning of the Lenten Season to join us for the Family Mass at the Shrine on Sunday 14th February at 3.30pm. Our theme for this Mass is two of the Corporal works of Mercy: Clothe the Naked & Shelter the Homeless. We will start at 3.30pm with holy Mass and afterward share supper with one another. Please also remember to bring donations for our foodbank. Look forward to seeing you. On the one hand it is Valentine’s Day and we hope that you have the chance to share signs of love for one and other in your family. It is the First Sunday in Lent and each of us is invited to join in the Lenten Pilgrimage to Easter. “God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ.” (Eph 2:4f)
Our Covenant Mass in Lent will be on Ash Wednesday 18th February at 7.30pm at the Shrine. You are invited to begin our Lenten Retreat . Our Lenten Resolution is to strive to make our homes schools of faith and love. We join in the preparation for the Synod on the Family later this year. Please come along and join us for Holy Mass with the Blessing and Distribution of Ashes, prepared by the Anam Cara group. The main celebrant will be Fr Bryan. We look forward to welcoming you
Following Tuesday’s vote in the House of Commons to allow 3 person embryos, Bishop John Keenan, the Bishop of Paisley said: “The proposed techniques fail on a number of ethical grounds which should concern us all: They destroy human life, since in order to construct a disease free embryo, two healthy ones will have to be destroyed. The technique is not a treatment, it does not cure anyone or anything, rather it seeks to remove anyone affected by certain conditions from the human gene pool. Destroying those who have a particular disease and presenting it as a cure or as progress is utterly disingenuous and completely unethical. No other country in the world has licensed these procedures. A majority of responses to the Department of Health consultation opposed the proposal. Experts are divided on the advisability of the techniques and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) have suggested only that the procedures are “not unsafe”. Mitochondrial Donation completely destroys and distorts the natural process of fertility. It is surprising that a society which increasingly favours and supports natural and “environmentally friendly” products and services should countenance the genetic modification of human beings. How can we object when scientists genetically modify plants but not when they do the same with people?”
You are invited to Taste and See Family Mass on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 3.30pm at the Shrine, St John Fisher’s Kearsley. The theme for this year is: “Love is our Mission. Family Fully Alive!” Last October there was an extraordinary Synod which introduced the topic of Family as the model and resource of evangelisation. In Autumn of 2015 there is to be a full Synod of the Bishops to take this topic further. How can we live our Faith in our family and what can we do to pass on the Faith through family life. When we live our mission as family, which is plain and simply the task of creating a culture of love in Christ we create new space for many to find God in their homes. We would like to welcome you to our Family Mass at 3.30pm and afterwards we will share a meal with one another.
Welcome to our Covenant Mass this evening on Tuesday 18th March at 7.30pm. Holy Mass is prepared by our Cenacle Group and the main celebrant will be Father Duncan The St Edmund’s Music Group will accompany out celebration of Holy Mass. The Theme for tonight’s Mass is “Your are Salt, Light and Leaven”.
Please be aware that there are changes you need to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in this life.
1. STOP WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you?
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to me.
3. TRUST ME
Once you’ve given your burdens to me, stop trying to take them back. Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the children? Put them on my list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here.” Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave me your burdens and I’m taking care of them.
5. TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please don’t forget to talk to me. I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with me.
6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing. How hard can trust be?
You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies. Share with those who are less fortunate than you. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your laughter with those who haven’t heard any in such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.
8. BE PATIENT
I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs many times, learn many trades, travel to so many places, meet thousands of people, and experience so much. How can you be so impatient then when it takes me a little longer than you expect to handle something on my to-do-list? Trust in my timing, for my timing is perfect.
9. BE KIND
Be kind to others, for I love them just as much as I love you. They may not dress like you, or talk like you, or live the same way you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for my sake.
10. LOVE YOURSELF
As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by me for one reason only – to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love me. Love your neighbours. But also love yourself. It makes my heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget that!
With all my heart, I love you, Your Eternal Father, GOD