Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends in christ

We continue reading a fourth extract of the Bread of Life discourse in St John’s Gospel this weekend. It brings me to the next portion of my catechesis on the Mass: The Eucharistic Prayer. In this central action of the Mass, Our Lord becomes really and substantially present among us, as the food for eternal life. I hope you have been able to follow these Homilies either at Mass or as a podcast on the website or at iTunes (Lourdesleigh).

Very soon we hope to begin the live-streaming of Masses and liturgies in the church. This will enable parishioners or those further afield who cannot be present in the church, to join with us in our worship of God at Mass and the Sacraments. It will also make it possible to pay a virtual visit to the church 24/7. You will be able to do this through a link on the website when it is installed.

Next weekend the World Meeting of Families takes place in Dublin. The Pope will visit and celebrate Mass there next Sunday at the conclusion of the five day event.  We pray for all the families who will participate in this Meeting that, through the power of the Holy Spirit and the intercession of Jesus, Mary & Joseph, Marriage and family life within the Church may be renewed, revered and raised-up as a sign of hope for our world.

God bless you all!

Msgr Kevin Hale ✚ 01702 478078
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