This weekend, all candidates making their confirmation will be presented at all masses. Please keep them in your prayers.
CHRISTIAN UNITY WEEK 18TH - 25TH JANUARY. May the divisions among Christians be overcome so that we may hasten to your eternal Kingdom in the perfect communion of the Church.
RITE OF WELCOME
We welcome the Catechumens from our RCIA group who at the 10am Mass complete the first stage of their journey in the Rite of Welcome. Please keep them, their sponsors and catechists in your prayers as they journey towards Easter and joining the Catholic Church. Listen to the words and watch out for the signing of the catechumen by their sponsors.
HOME VISIT BY FR ANTONY
Kindly complete a form kept in the yellow folder in the Grotto Corner to invite Fr Antony to visit your home to bless your family and family home. Please note that the preferred date and time may not be available sometimes because of the number of requests he has been receiving.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR 2019 There are brown envelopes available in the church to request for Masses for the coming year for your loved ones anniversaries, birthdays, get well wishes, exam success and thanksgiving. Please write clearly on the envelope and ensure they go through the parish office EITHER via Fr Antony or Mary.
In today’s second reading, Saint Paul makes a list of gifts dispensed to members of the Christian community by the Holy Spirit. Each gift bestowed has a specific purpose for the person for whom it is intended: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation. Good stewards know these gifts are not meant to be kept hidden by the recipient but to be shared with the community and beyond. As we begin a new year, let us reflect on the gift the Holy Spirit has given to each of us. Do we recognize this gift? How was it intended that we use this gift? Are we being good stewards of this gift.