Biggleswade Chronicle Church Notices
Sun, Jul 15 2012 01:44
Last Sunday’s gospel was from Mark. There are four gospels in the New Testament that narrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. This chapter ascribes the time that Jesus returned to his native town after a long absence. Sadly, he was rejected by his old neighbours and townspeople, they could not accept his wisdom nor the rumours about the miraculous healings that he had performed. To do so they would have had to accept that they had somehow been blind to the prophet in their midst and they would have to admit this to one another. Maybe they were afraid of doing that. Who was this man to challenge the status quo? This shows how apt people are to undervalue what is familiar to them, and brings into play the proverb ‘familiarity breeds contempt’ written by prose writer Apuleius who lived c125-180 AD.
St Peters is very glad to welcome Fr. Tad (a visiting priest from Poland) who will be here for the next 3 weeks to take Mass at weekends and during the week whilst Fr. Eamon is taking his summer holiday.
Volunteers are required to organise refreshments after 10am Sunday Mass.