In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist shows us how what we do and say reveals to others what we really believe. He has a clear sense of who he is and who he is not, and by his life’s work he gives testimony to God’s active presence in people’s lives. He challenges us to examine how our actions reveal our attitudes, testify to our beliefs and show how those beliefs reveal our true selves to others. Good stewards of their faith are aware of the sort of God they reveal to the world by their words and actions. Do our acts witness to a God who takes away that which alienates people from God and each other? Do our actions truly reveal God’s presence in the world today?
If you are sick at home and would like Holy Communion:
brought to you, please give your name, address and telephone number to Fr. Antony or Lesley Allen and a Eucharistic Minister will get in touch with you. Also, if you are aware of a parishioner who is housebound or ill please let us know. If you are in hospital and wish to speak to a priest, please ask the staff to contact the Catholic Chaplain.
Pray for the sick:
Let us pray for the sick including Pat Doyle, Gloria Israel, Mariam Philomin, Rose Calver, Charlie Hyam, Joan Loughnane, Agatha Lewis, Myra Hannon, Elizabeth Goba, Florence Nosgobie, Gala Lobo and Ann Whitington.
Please pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of Alan Clark, whose funeral will be on Thursday 30th January at 12.45pm, Barbara Cottle, whose funeral will be on Friday 7th February at 12 noon and John Taylor, whose funeral will be on Monday 17th February at 12.30pm. We also pray for their families, some are coming from abroad. We pray they have a safe trip and all are blessed with much strength at this difficult time.
Catholic Mothers Apostolate New Study group starting next week
Join us every Thursday morning 10.30-12 as we explore what Aquinas has to teach us about the virtues and theory and the essential purpose of living the moral life as Catholic women.
Catholic Mothers Iconography Classes
Mary-Maye Lorriman, Catholic Mother, Artist and Iconographer will be joining Catholic Mothers to lead a prayerful journey and discovery into the discipline of Iconography. We will work on an Icon of Jesus's holy face, whilst pondering the Gospel of Mark chapter 5: Verses 25-34. The course is a practical course and will involve preparation of the Icon table (board). You will learn how to work in egg tempora and will experience Guilding your Icon. It is our hope that you will all come away with a finished Icon and have the confidence to take further courses.
WHEN? 8 Thursday sessions, 10am to 2pm : 30th Jan, 13th Feb, 12th Mar, 26th Mar, 23rd April, 21st May, 11th June, 25th June Email CatholicMothersUK@gmail.com for more info.