(Home Mission Day)
20th September 2020

Dear Parishioner,

On this Twenty-Fifth Sunday we reflect on the workers in the Vineyard, you and me. Often we are small and petty in the way we think and act. Fortunately for us there is nothing small or petty about God. His ways are as high above our ways as the heavens are above the earth. Let us ask God for forgiveness for our smallness of heart, while at the same time opening ourselves to the goodness of God.

'My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways above your ways, my thoughts above your thoughts,' says the Lord. How small our thoughts can be, and how poor our ways of seeing and judging. We think miserly thoughts and act in miserly ways. Why? Because we have small minds and small hearts. Lord, open our minds and enlarge our hearts, so that we think more like you, and act more like you. Let us not begrudge your goodness to others, knowing that we too are undeserving of your favours, and stand more in need of your mercy than of your justice. Amen.

May we continue to help one another to grow in the love of Christ.

With God's blessings,

Deacon Kevin.


Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died

Years Mind:
Monday: Fr John Ryan
Wednesday: Gigi Saad
Sunday: Fr Gordon Godfrey

NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS - 26th Sunday Year A 27 September

First Reading: Ezekiel 18:25-28
When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certainly live.

Second Reading: Philippians 2:1-11
In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus.

Gospel: Matthew 21:28-32
He thought better of it and went. Tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.