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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

The world in which we live is a product of man’s thought process. The cultures of which we are part also form our way of thinking, our manners, our way of life. We can see clearly that we do not live in harmony with one another.

Jesus challenges us to a new way of thinking if we would wish our world to be otherwise. We must go beyond a world of “I’ll scratch your back, if you scratch mine”, to a world where we take instruction from the Master, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our starting point must always be one of willingness to serve, a willingness to put on the mind of Christ, a willingness to look out for one another.

SERVICE is a good translation of LITURGY. It always means putting others before ourselves.

Have a good week

Fr. Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

One of the wonderful aspects of friendship with Jesus is that even if the rest of the world doesn’t, He takes us seriously. He is never the one to dismiss our joys and our offerings, He is never the one to pour cold water on our ambitions. He constantly invites us to better ourselves.

Each one of us has different talents and circumstances in life, and He is the one who invites us to sharpen up, to shape up, to enter eternal life by the narrow door; the narrow door of real virtue…. practising the corporal and spiritual work of mercy….

Fr. Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

One of the wonderful aspects of friendship with Jesus is that even if the rest of the world doesn’t, He takes us seriously. He is never the one to dismiss our joys and our offerings, He is never the one to pour cold water on our ambitions. He constantly invites us to better ourselves.

Each one of us has different talents and circumstances in life, and He is the one who invites us to sharpen up, to shape up, to enter eternal life by the narrow door; the narrow door of real virtue…. practising the corporal and spiritual work of mercy….

Fr. Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

The Assumption of Our Lady into heaven is a feast that has been celebrated from very early in the Church’s history. Mary died in the care of the Apostle John, at Ephesus, in Asia Minor.

Asia Minor is now called Turkey. It is believed that because there is no obvious grave at Ephesus that Mary was assumed into heaven. Mary, because she committed no sin, was spared the effects of sin: the corruption of the body. Along with Enoch and Elijah she is the only other person who seems to have been afforded this great honour.

It is a lovely thought that when any of us is blessed by God, we are all blessed, because we are part of one another in the body of Christ.

Fr. Richard
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Letter from Father Richard

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Dear Brothers and Sisters

The Assumption of Our Lady into heaven is a feast that has been celebrated from very early in the Church’s history. Mary died in the care of the Apostle John, at Ephesus, in Asia Minor.

Asia Minor is now called Turkey. It is believed that because there is no obvious grave at Ephesus that Mary was assumed into heaven. Mary, because she committed no sin, was spared the effects of sin: the corruption of the body. Along with Enoch and Elijah she is the only other person who seems to have been afforded this great honour.

It is a lovely thought that when any of us is blessed by God, we are all blessed, because we are part of one another in the body of Christ.

Fr. Richard
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