Biggleswade Chronicle Village News
St Peter’s Catholic Church Biggleswade. In one week we experienced a huge contrast, we joyfully watched firework displays then within 7 days solemnly remembered those who fought in all wars from the First World War to those in Afghanistantoday. Another contrast was seen in the gospel last Sunday Mark 12:41-44, where rich people donated large amounts of excess money they had to the Country’s Treasury and the widow women who gave only two small coins; all the money she had. In biblical times, sadly Widows were usually very poor. This was because it was the Husband’s position to work and provide money for his wife and family, so if he died there was no benefit system to help for rent or food. Jesus knew that the Widow had given all the money that she needed to live on and told His disciples that she had contributed more than all the other people put together, because she had given everything she had. The Widow had put her trust in that God would provide what she needed to live on. So, in the Lord’s eyes she was much more generous than the rich people because she had nothing left over. She gave all she had. God wants us to be able to give a lot too. He wants us to allow sharing to be more important than keeping.
November 17th Saturday 10.30-11.30 Coffee Morning to meet new Parish priest Fr. Richard Moroney and chat with friends.
November 22nd Thursday 7.30 pm Parish council meeting, All parishioners welcome.
Altar Servers – required for Saturday Evening 6.30pm CONTACT Andrew & Caroline Kluth.
Christmas Bazaar 1st December, donations required for Grand Draw, box in church porch. Please contact Parish Office for further details 01767-312023. http://www.st-peters.eu/.