Newsletter for Sunday 22 March 2015

20 Mar

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT (B)

As we move towards our celebration of Holy Week and in particular of the Paschal Mysteries, we pause to celebrate our Parish Feast Day which is the Solemnity of THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD. 

On the floor of the holy House in Nazareth, an inscription read ‘Verbum caro hic factum est’; ‘the Word was made flesh here’.  When the Blessed Virgin said ‘yes’ to the Angel Gabriel, the Word became flesh and dwelt in her womb for nine months.  The Annunciation is the prologue to the mysteries of Holy Week:  the Incarnation happened so that we could be redeemed;  the child conceived on this day was born to die for our sins and conquer death.

Let us ask God to abide in us – in our hearts – just as he did in Mary’s!

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