This week we remember: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h3CHpzhNLdFROFT2IjEIJXAQVr4VyB7C/view?usp=sharing
St Joseph’s Thanksgiving: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1faWaRSmb_RKFMBbI9sfdoXMlzmw5UmkM/view?usp=sharing
St Mark’s Thanksgiving: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PB3oefpvJTzNIeivrqzBsFM4Kr2emKkQ/view?usp=sharing
Please find this week Newsletter for 16th August, 2020, plus ‘We Remember’ attachment, as well as information for Thanksgiving for our Parish for each of our Churches.
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7. O God, let all the nations praise you! – Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. Romans 11:13-15, 29-32. Matthew 15:21-28.
Even the dogs eat the crumbs…
Jess: Well, well! What was all that about, Jesus? Ignoring the poor woman, telling the disciples you didn’t cure foreigners, and calling her a dog! Not the Jesus way you taught us on the mount!
Jesus: Not one of my better days, Jess. We went there for a break to get away from the crowds. And my mission was to Jews.
Jess: So, what made you change your mission, then?
Jesus: When she saw me on my rude remark and raised me, I saw her as a real person and not as a foreigner, and as a mother with a sick child. How could I not have cured her daughter, Jess? What would you have done?
Jess: I wouldn’t have been as polite to you as she was, and that’s for sure! But I’m not very good at curing.
We call this time of Church Year Ordinary Time, of course there is nothing ordinary about our times.
The Church liturgical calendar works on the seasons of the year and for each season a colour, for Ordinary Time the Liturgical colour is green
The scriptural quality of hope is symbolized by the colour green.
Green is the colour of growing things, hope and of new life, always new and always fresh. Where do You find hope? Especially during times of illness and hardship.
What is that You need to be healed, physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally…is hope and prayer your living green?
Let us pray: Thank you Living God for new life and hope, even when I struggle to see it, may your presence in my life give me strength each day. Amen
As things continue to change and evolved during this pandemic we hope you and your families are keeping safe.
God Bless your and your families this week and all you do.
Lorraine and Mariangela
Stay home – Stay Safe – Save lives – Stay connected – Wear a mask