As Father Martin was away today, Father Mervyn presided at the Parish Mass and preached. Our Intercessions were led by Pamela. In his sermon Father Mervyn quoted two texts from the Gospel: “You are the salt of the earth” and “You are the light of the world.” He remarked that salt was an essential part of life in the ancient world and described how battles had been fought over it and how it had been used to raise taxes. He wouldn’t fancy fish and chips without salt; just a small amount could make a significant difference to the taste of a meal. He then posed the question on how we could be the “light of the world” when this was a title used to describe Jesus in St. John’s Gospel. In fact Christians get their light from Jesus. We are described by S. Paul as the Body of Christ – we are his representatives on earth. Last week, at the Candlemass celebrations we had heard how Simeon had described Jesus “as the light to lighten the Gentiles” Now, we as Christians were called to be “lights” in the world reflecting the light of Jesus in our lives.
LAST WEEKS SATURDAY SHOP TOOK £243 AND YESTERDAY’S £193.
The Charity Stand at the Saturday Shop had taken over £150 yesterday.
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Saturday 22nd February
Teams of up to 8 are invited to test their wits against our Quiz. Entry is £3 per person. Names to Father Martin