Dear Friends in Christ
The month of June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a month also full of some of the most beautiful feasts in the Catholic calendar: Pentecost, The Blessed Trinity, Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Saint John the Baptist and Sts Peter & Paul. These feasts, and their yearly recurrence, keep our minds focused on the life of Heaven, which was reinforced by the celebration of the Ascension of Jesus last Thursday. These feasts encourage us to not flag, but to keep looking to Jesus, our Good Shepherd and Guide, and to those whom He has raised up to be with Him in Heaven. Thank God for the richness of these Mysteries in our Catholic Faith, which give us, even now on earth, a foretaste of things to come!
This Sunday is designated World Communications Day - a day to reflect on how we communicate the Gospel and Faith of Jesus Christ in our world today. This Saturday there will be the second of our three Workshops for Evangelisation: Those who attended the first one last Saturday were greatly helped in their desire to be good evangelisers. It would be good to see a few more attend this coming Saturday, even some younger members of the Parish. You will find these Workshops extremely formative, informative and encouraging as we continue together to spread the Word of God and bring souls into the Church, God’s divinely appointed instrument for the salvation of the world.
With every blessing for our continued work of evangelisation!
Msgr Kevin Hale