Pastor's Desk: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Posted 24th May 2014 in Pastor's Desk

hope“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 the challenge of being a person of faith in today’s society across so well. 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.

On this last Sunday of May we congratulate all the boys & girls who have received Jesus, the Bread of Life, for the first time over these weeks. The pupils of St. Francis of Assisi PS Belmayne will receive First Communion at the 12.30pm Family Mass this Sunday.

Fr. Eoin

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