SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF YEAR B
18th July 2021


Dear Parishioner,

Every page of the Gospel shows that Jesus cares about people. He cares about us too. He makes us into one people, the people of God, the community of his disciples. Therefore, let us approach in a spirit of trust and love.

Jeremiah indicts the official leaders for neglecting their duties toward the people. (Jeremiah 23: 1 - 6). They must shoulder the blame for the misfortune that has befallen the people. But God will not let his people languish. He himself will assume the mantle of leadership, and entrust the flock to good and faithful shepherds.

In the Gospel from Mark (6: 30 - 34) Christ takes pity on the great crowd and begins to teach them at length. The motivating factor here is one of mercy. The lesson he teaches his disciples in all of this, is one of tenderness and love for his people. He is the model pastor the good shepherd who never leaves his flock unattended. He is moved by love and fatherly concern. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

God bless you all,

Deacon Kevin.


Notices:

Please remember to pray for:

Daily for the sick clergy of our Diocese

The sick and housebound

Those who have recently died: Robert Coulter RIP

Years Mind:
Monday: Fr Edmund Dobson
Wednesday: Fr Patrick Taylor
Thursday: Deacon David Balmer
Sunday: Fr John Boardman Jones, Fr Michael Hannan, Fr Dermot Moore, Fr James Cooney


NEXT SUNDAY'S READINGS - SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY YEAR B

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44
They will eat and have some left over.

Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6
One Body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Gospel: John 6:1-15
Jesus gave out as much as was wanted to all who were sitting ready.