Today Father Martin presided at the Parish Mass and led our Intercessions; Father Mervyn concelebrated, read the Gospel and preached on the text from today’s Gospel “Behold, the Lamb of God”. He reminded us that the words spoken by St. John the Baptist are the words spoken at every Mass and we would be hearing them later in today’s service. He posed the question: did we take them seriously, did we really appreciate that in the wafer placed into our hands we would receive the same Jesus that John the Baptist he been speaking about. Were the words we spoke in response just something perfunctory,or did we really mean them: “Lord I am not worthy……………..only say the word and I shall be healed” Do we realise or understand, as was said previously, that when the wafer was placed in our hands we received the real Jesus, just as real as when John the Baptist uttered those profound words Behold the Lamb of God.
Yesterday’s Saturday shop took £206
Monday 20th January Deanery Synod: Bishop David’s farewell address.
Wednesday 22nd January & 17th February 7.30 p.m. The Rosary