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Living Eucharist

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The Lord says this:

‘From the top of the cedar,
from the highest branch I will take a shoot
and plant it myself on a very high mountain.
I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.
It will sprout branches and bear fruit,
and become a noble cedar.
Every kind of bird will live beneath it,
every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches.
And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one
who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,
who withers green trees and makes the withered green.
I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.’

1st Reading for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 17:22-24

The Lord prepares a place of honour, a place of rest and respite, a home for all the humble, the merciful, the  of the world to gather and…

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Speak Lord: from your Glory

Living Eucharist

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The Lord says this:

‘From the top of the cedar,
from the highest branch I will take a shoot
and plant it myself on a very high mountain.
I will plant it on the high mountain of Israel.
It will sprout branches and bear fruit,
and become a noble cedar.
Every kind of bird will live beneath it,
every winged creature rest in the shade of its branches.
And every tree of the field will learn that I, the Lord, am the one
who stunts tall trees and makes the low ones grow,
who withers green trees and makes the withered green.
I, the Lord, have spoken, and I will do it.’

1st Reading for 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 17:22-24

The glory of the Lord is source for our life and our living.

It is that glory that we seek for in our labours and our harvesting… but…

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Speak Lord: reveal your mercy and compassion

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With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord,
Lord, hear my voice!
O let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleading.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

If you, O Lord, should mark our guilt,
Lord, who would survive?
But with you is found forgiveness:
for this we revere you.

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

My soul is waiting for the Lord.
I count on his word.
My soul is longing for the Lord
more than watchman for daybreak.
(Let the watchman count on daybreak
and Israel on the Lord.)

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Because with the Lord there is mercy
and fullness of redemption,
Israel indeed he will redeem
from all its iniquity.

With the Lord there is mercy…

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Flower festival at St Chad’s

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This year’s flower festival at St Chad’s Cathedral is now open to the public.

Please take time out of your day to admire dozens of beautiful flower arrangements.

Almost 50 displays are positioned around the cathedral through to Sunday, following the theme of ‘Mary, Mother of God’.

The delightful colours and heavenly scents are on display for all to see, and prizes will be awarded for the top displays.

The annual event is organised by St Chad’s Cathedral Association, which provides funds for special projects and activities within the Cathedral.

A number of parishes and schools from across the Archdiocese are represented with floral displays, along with convents and flower clubs.

A Guide to Displays is available for a suggested donation of £3.

Please support this festival – guaranteed to inject some colour into your day!

Day for Life 17th June 2018: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking  

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This year’s Day for Life will remember all those who are suffering or have survived human trafficking and modern slavery. The following message has been sent by the Secretariat of State of His Holiness via the Apostolic Nuncio:

‘Informed of this observance, Pope Francis invokes the intercession of St Josephine Bakhita, the patron of victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, praying that she might intercede on their behalf with the God of Mercy so that the chains of their captivity will be broken. He prays that God might free all those who have been threatened, wounded or mistreated by the trade and trafficking of human beings and bring comfort to those who have survived such inhumanity.

‘The Holy Father appeals to us all: that we may open our eyes and be able to see the misery of those so deprived of their dignity and their freedom, and hear their cry for help. In giving assurance of his prayers, His Holiness imparts to the organizers and participants of the Day for Life his Apostolic Blessing.’

A Day for Life is celebrated yearly by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and England and Wales. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.

  • There will be a Day for Life retiring collection for this Sunday, that as always is used for the promotion of the dignity of the human person. Money collected for Day for Life will be used to fund projects that support work in this area by organisations which further this objective.

 

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Something extra…

Birmingham Archdiocese is offering a range of excellent events for youth and young adults over the coming weeks.

Here is an additional something.

7-9TH SEPT 2018

YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS WEEKEND

 Theme: “Tell others the truth that sets you free” (Pope Benedict XVI)

During the weekend of the 7-9 September 2018, Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will feature Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P. and Canon Poucin.

The weekend will be full-board. YCA will be running the weekend with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops.

There will also be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Masses, Confession, talks (on the beauty of silence in the Mass plus social media and evangelization)  and socials. All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary form.

Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend i.e.17th Aug 2018.

More information: http:// youngcatholicadults- latestnews.blogspot.co.uk/

 To book go to :-

https://bookwhen.com/ youngcatholicadults-douai2018

Speak Lord: On our way to judgement…

Living Eucharist

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We are always full of confidence when we remember that to live in the body means to be exiled from the Lord, going as we do by faith and not by sight – we are full of confidence, I say, and actually want to be exiled from the body and make our home with the Lord. Whether we are living in the body or exiled from it, we are intent on pleasing him. For all the truth about us will be brought out in the law court of Christ, and each of us will get what he deserves for the things he did in the body, good or bad.

Second reading for the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Corinthians 5:6-10

Many of us may NOT be full of confidence at most any time. But certainly it is good to be reminded that life in this world is not going to…

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Speak Lord: To the little ones

Living Eucharist

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Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’

He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of…

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