Newsletter for Sundays, 9th and 16th June 2013

7 Jun

Imitating the example of Mary

 To be intensely Eucharistic is to be like Mary at the time of the Visitation: magnifying God, she bore Christ in her womb.  Ours too is to bear Christ in our own lives and thereby facilitating tangible and real spiritual changes in the lives of other people. (cf Lk 1:39–56)

St Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) clearly understood this!  She was born in Spain, and entered a Carmelite convent when she was eighteen.  She had a reputation for being a mystic and of experiencing divine visions and it was her who wrote these now memorable and beautiful words:

Christ has no body but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world,

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Christ has no body now but yours,

No hands, no feet on earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world.

   Christ has no body now on earth but yours!

Let’s be “intensely Eucharistic”:  Let’s bear Christ into our world!

THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION for our children and their families, in preparation for the children’s  First Holy Communion, will take place in the Church at 3.00pm on Sunday, 9th June.  All FHC candidates should attend..  First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, 16th June.  May we remind parents that having once received Holy Communion, our children are to continue their faith journey which will lead to Confirmation. That faith journey involves the continuing experience of coming to Mass to share regularly in that most wonderful of all God’s gifts.

To read more, please click the link…Newsletter for 9th and 16th June 2013