“Do not worry about tomorrow.”
In these weeks, as we follow the Sermon on the Mount in Saint Matthew’s Gospel, it can feel as though we are dealing with some very obvious and familiar teachings. Last week we had “Love your neighbour, and this week the extremely simple message that God loves and cares for us. This is because the Sermon on the Mount is a great summary of the most basic teachings of our faith, and we should take this opportunity to renew within ourselves our awareness of these teachings. After a simple, yet beautiful image in the first reading, Jesus elaborates on the idea of the constant care of God for us with some more beautiful images: he invites us to look at the birds and the flowers, which do not have money, mortgages, computers, cars or so many of the things we have and worry about, and yet manage to be beautiful and happy in what God provides. The message is simple, and is expressed right at the beginning of the Gospel: trust God; be the servant of God, relying on God for everything, not on money or the other things of this world.
Ash Wednesday this year falls on 1 March. This means the feast of St. David will be celebrated in the Diocese on Tuesday 28th February.
28th February: St David’s Day Mass Times
9.30am St David’s
11.00am Our Lady’s
1St March: Ash Wednesday Mass times
10am Our Lady’s
7.00pm St David’s
3rd March – 7th April: Lenten Talks and soup lunch every Friday at the Salvation Army. Soup served from 12noon -1.15pm
Friday 3rd March: Women’s World Day of Prayer at Holy Trinity Church, Pontnewydd at 7pm
Friday 10th March: CAFOD FAMILY FAST DAY