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'Be not afraid'.

The most frequently repeated phrase of Jesus in the Gospels is 'Be not afraid'; this Sunday it is rendered as 'There is no need to be afraid'. Even in times of challenge, though we may experience doubt and fear, we can remind ourselves of these words and know that 'where our treasure is, there will our heart be also'.

RECENTLY DECEASED Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially:

Michelle Hay (16 August, 12 pm) Liam McSharry (19th August, 11am)

and those whose anniversaries occur at this time. We continue to remember in our prayers all those who are sick and those who care for them. FUNDRAISING; SUNDAY 7th AUGUSTA reminder of the collection to support CandleAid Lanka’s food distributing initiative. It will be taken up after all masses this weekend. You can also make a Gift Aid Declaration through Barclays We Are One Sri Lanka Sort Code: 20-54-11 A/C No. 23944778 ST VINCENT'S SCHOOLParents wishing to apply for admission in September 2023 are welcome to join the Headteacher, Mary Tuohy, for a school tour beginning at 9.30 am on the following dates; Monday, 10th October 2022 Tuesday, 11th October 2022 Monday, 17th October 2022 BEREAVEMENT LISTENING SERVICE Bethany Room, Sacred Heart Church; Monday, 8th August, 6.30 - 8.00 pm Monday, 12th September, 6.30 - 8.00pm andHartley Hall, Flower Lane Friday, 26th August, 1.30 - 3.00 pm Friday, 30th September, 1.30 - 3.00 pm A DAY WITH MARYThe next day will be on 10th September at Our Lady, Lodge Road, NW8 8LA COMINGS AND GOINGS The move to St Vincent's House is now complete and I am typing this email from the temporary office behind the parish hall. It's not an ideal space but it will serve until the building of the new office is complete. I especially want to thank all the staff and helpers who have made both these moves possible with so little fuss and relative ease.I am returning, with my mother, to Ireland and will be away until next Thursday. Following that, I head to the States to give a retreat and will return on the eve of our Confirmations.

Transfiguration; Michael D O'Brien

AND FINALLY... This Saturday, 6th August, is the Feast of the Transfiguration, a favourite feast of mine. Pope John Paul II, of blessed memory, included Transfiguration in the Mysteries of Light in the Rosary. It is a moment when the Trinity is present to humanity and the voice of God says 'This is my beloved child, my favour rests upon him. In your prayer, allow yourself to hear the loving voice which tells you that you too are a beloved child. With every blessing,

Rev Eugene Curran CM

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