Newsletter for Sunday 3rd November 2013

1 Nov

A MASS OF REMEMBRANCE

On Saturday evening 2nd November, many of those who have been bereaved during the past twelve months will be gathering in prayer for a very special Mass of Remembrance. It is in the act of remembering our loved-ones that they become present to us in a special way.  As we celebrate this Mass, let us pray for our deceased brothers and sisters that they may live with God eternally.  As we do so, we take comfort in the words of a Preface which says:

In Jesus, who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned. 
The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality. 
Lord, for your faithful people life is changed, not ended. 
When the body of our earthly dwelling lies in death,
we gain an everlasting place in heaven.

For this we thank you, Lord.

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SUNDAY THIRTY-FIRST IN ORDINARY TIME (C)

We often hear people say, ‘God accepts us as the people we are’ …. But could there be more to it than just that?  As we meditate on today’s Gospel reading, the example of (sinful) Zacchaeus might spur us on to some life-changing decisions!

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