Pastor's Desk: Sixth Sunday of Easter
“Reverence the Lord Christ in your hearts, and always have your answer ready for people who ask you the reason for the hope that you all have. But give it with courtesy and respect and with a clear conscience, so that those who slander you when you are living a good life in Christ may be proved wrong in the accusations that they bring. And if it is the will of God that you should suffer, it is better to suffer for doing right than for doing wrong.”
The above text is taking from the second reading of our Mass today and St. Peter puts it across so well, the challenge of being a person of faith in today’s society. In these weeks of the Easter season we hear all about the early church and the many difficulties they faced. They were targeted for persecution by former friends in the Jewish faith and by the ruling authorities of the Roman Empire. And yet, with all that was thrown at them, including imprisonment and death, they remained steadfast in their faith and indeed, passed it on to the next generation.
This month of May, we have been celebrating the passing on of the faith to the next generation with our parish celebrations of First Eucharist and Confirmation which was celebrated on two days this year due to the increase in numbers requesting the Sacraments. Let us pray for the girls and boys who have received either Sacrament that they will live out the words of St. Peter above in their adult lives of faith.
Have a great week!
Church Notices: 29th May 2011
- We are grateful to all those who have already returned their Easter Dues. As the Easter Season draws to a close, those who have not already done so may like to make a Dues offering. If you have mislaid your Dues envelope, there are spare ones at the doors of the church. All Dues offerings will be personally acknowledged in the coming weeks.
- WORLD YOUTH DAY will take place in Madrid during the month of August this year. If you are between the ages of 18 and 35 and interested in participating, please give your contact details to the Parish Office.
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will take place on Monday from 10.30am till 7.30pm. This will be the last day of adoration until we resume in September.
- Articles & photographs for the June edition of Trinity News should be sent to the Parish Office by Friday of the coming week.
- The girls and boys who received the Sacrament of Confirmation will celebrate a Service of Thanksgiving on Tuesday here in the church beginning at 1.45pm.