As per usual we will be discontinuing the printing of our parish bulletin for the months of July and August. This is a common practice in most parishes, given the slower pace of events during the summer months. If there are any important events or updates during the summer months, we may produce a handout to be given out from time to time. The work will continue during July and August, especially in relation to the Building Project which has been under way for some time no
“Do you think that I have come to destroy the law and the prophets? I have come not to destroy but to fulfill” (Mt5:17). These words of Jesus have been very important in the early Church’s understanding of who Christ called us to be. Very early on in the history of the Church it became clear that Jesus came not to found a new religion, but rather, to bring to fulfilment the faith of the Old Testament. This is why the New Testament writers spend so much time showing how the
The season of holiday-ing is upon us, finally. Fr. Emmanuel has already left for his vacation back home in Nigeria and he won’t be back until the middle of July. Then it will be Fr. James’ turn as he leaves for holidays at the beginning of August, and continue his stay in Ireland on a 4 month sabbatical until Christmas. Brother Paul will be taking his vacation in August before returning to the seminary. I hope to take a few days here and there for some motorcycle trips.
I have a t-shirt that boldly states: Running, cheaper than therapy – and it’s true. But one could also say the same about one’s faith. I read somewhere that people who have religion in their lives are happier people. The reasons, I believe, are two-fold: 1.) with faith in God, there’s no reason to despair; one always has hope, and 2.) we’re not in charge, and that takes the pressure off. Now, I know, having said these things, this is not always the case – we do despair…and we