11th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 

PARISH LITURGY AND DEVOTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(18th June 2018)

Morning Prayer: Mon, Tues & Fri  9-10am    Thurs and Saturday, 9.40am
Divine Mercy Devotions: Fri 3pm (OLA)
Evening Prayer: Fri 4.40pm

 

Saturday5.00pmSt David'sThe People of the Parish 11th Sunday of OT Year B
Sunday9.30amOur Lady'sJames O'Brien (CO'B)
11.15amSt David'sGia Luigi Bertarelli
Monday9.30amOur Lady'sSpecial Intention (MCC)
Tuesday9.30amSt David'sHoward Goode (L)
Wednesday11.00amOur Lady'sDoreen Bertarelli (R&BG) St Alban. St Julius and St Aaron
Thursday*10.0am*St David'sRosanne Desmond (VW) St Aloysius Gonzaga
Friday9.30amOur Lady'sMary Reilly (SS): Bill Gale (CM) Sts John Fisher & Thomas More,
Saturday10.00amOur Lady'sThe People of the Parish
5.00pmSt David'sBetty Brennan (B&I) The Nativity of St John the Baptist Year B
Sunday9.30amOur Lady'sMyra Meredith : Ron Fisher (SF)
11.15amSt David'sBill Gale (S&RM)
6pmOur Lady'sUnited Service - Cwmbran Churches Together. All welcome


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

St David’s: Tuesday – 10am – 11.30am
Our Lady’s: Friday – 8am – 5pm


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
(Saturday)

Our Lady’s: 11am – 11.30am 
St David’s: 4.15pm – 4.45pm

 

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10th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

 

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The Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Corpus Christi 2018 Newsletter

 

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The Most Holy Trinity

 

HOLY TRINITY 2018 Newsletter

 

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PENTECOST

 

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7th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

World Communications Day 13thMay 2018

In his message for World Communication Day 2018, Pope Francis speaks of journalists as “the protectors of news.”

That their task is “not just a job; it is a mission.”  He reminds us persons are at the heart of information, that informing others means forming others; “That is why ensuring the accuracy of sources and protecting communication are real means of promoting goodness, generating trust, and opening the way to communion and peace.”

 

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6th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

“A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends.”

There are two obvious themes to today’s readings: Saint Peter summarises many of the ideas of Easter – baptism, the name of Jesus, the pouring out of the Holy Spirit; the other readings talk simply of love, both God’s love for us and our love for each other. Our Gospel is taken from the great discourse at the Last Supper, and has at its centre the New Commandment that Jesus gives his disciples – the commandment of love. This love has its origins in the love of the Father, manifested in the love shown by the Son (willing to die for his friends); we, like the disciples, are called to imitate the love we see in Jesus’s life and death – not because we are servants, but because we are friends

 

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5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

Last week it was sheep: this week, the vine. Jesus offers us another (agricultural) image to explain the mystery of his offering of himself, and our belonging to him, our being part of him, which comes about through the sacrament of Baptism. This is, as was stated earlier, the period of Mystagogy, when the newly baptised are helped to see what life in Jesus Christ really means. Today this comes out strongly for all of us, with two of the three readings emphasising the moralaspects of life in Christ: it is not simply enough to “belong” to him: our belonging must be shown by the works we do, by the fruits we bear – while remembering of course that we cannot bear fruit except in him.

 

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4th SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

This is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the Gospel narratives (from John 10) read each year, in which Jesus talks of himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his flock. A general “theme” to the Scriptures is the person of Jesus and what he has achieved by the Paschal Mystery (his dying and rising): the first reading talks of his name, and the power of the name of Jesus to save: one of the results of the “power of this name” is that in him we are all God’s children, and are promised an eternal reward. All this is summed up in the Gospel, in which Jesus talks of himself as the real shepherd, who is prepared to do anything for his flock, even to the point of giving his life. This he said before his passion, but in Eastertide we read it with the benefit of hindsight. His words are true, and by his dying and rising he has truly saved his flock.

 

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3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

 

We continue to think about the Resurrection this week, from three different perspectives: the Gospel gives us another story of Jesus appearing to his disciples – this time the beautiful story of the meeting in Jerusalem, when Jesus proves he is alive and no ghost by eating some grilled fish: he reminds the disciples that all he suffered and rise so the repentance for the forgiveness of sinscould be preached to the whole world. The first reading shows us Saint Peter’s doing just that, as he addresses the crowd in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost: he takes them through recent events (fifty days earlier), highlighting the important point, that he and the disciples can witness to the raising of Jesus from the dead, and calling them to “repent and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.”The second reading brings this into our lives: the resurrection is not just a historical event, which we remember. By baptism (which we renewed at Easter) we become part of Jesus in his dying and his rising, as he ‘becomes the sacrifice that takes our sins away. So all that Saint John tells us about the commandments and avoiding sin is our way of living the Resurrection.

 

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