Dear Friends in christ
The liturgy of this Sunday is a call to absolute hope and confidence in God. Isaiah in the first reading lifts up his voice to comfort the Chosen People who are exiled. In the Gospel, Jesus brings hope to the man deaf and dumb by opening his ears and loosing his tongue. This openness is also necessary for us, so that we may hear God’s Word and proclaim it. Our ears have to be continually tuned-in to what God is saying, and our mouths ready to give an account of the Truth that we carry.
This weekend in Liverpool a National Eucharist Congress - Adoremus - is taking place, the first in our country for over a hunted years. It is being attended by all our Bishops and a small group from our own Parish will be participating. Over the weekend there will be workshops, seminars and lectures all around the mystery of the Blessed Eucharist. There will be extended periods of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Pontifical Masses and the conclusion on Sunday will be a Eucharistic Procession through the streets of Liverpool with an estimated 5,000 participants. Please join with us there spiritually at Mass, and in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament, so that with Jesus in the Eucharist at the heart of the Church and of our Parishes, we may be renewed in mind and heart.
God bless you all and with an assurance of my prayers at the Eucharistic Congress!
Msgr Kevin Hale