Martha did all the serving to Jesus and at one point, she requested for help from her sister Mary. Mary was listening to Jesus at that time. Though there is blessing in service there is also virtue in being able to listen. The presence of Jesus between Mary and Martha is crucial which benefits both of them. The presence of God is already with us whether we are working or listening, we only need to be open to know that in all we do Jesus is with us.
Reflection of the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
RECENTLY DECEASED Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially: Ebi Offeh Judy Clukey 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. COFFE/TEA MORNINGS In the parish every Thursday after mass we have Coffee and Tea and all are welcome. At the moment we will take a summer break and will reopen in September.. DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham, led by Cardinal Vincent and the Auxiliary Bishops on Saturday 24th September. The theme of the Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage is ‘Mary Mother of Sorrows, Mother of Joy’. For our troubled world in a year of turmoil, confusion, and the continued war in Ukraine, we bring our prayers and intentions to Our Lady of Walsingham. Our Diocesan Pilgrimage takes place on the Feast Day of Our Lady of Walsingham. As always, this will be a time of special grace and blessing for England, all Pilgrims and their loved ones. If you would like to attend please let the Parish Office know. 7-9th OCT 2022 YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULTS (YCA) WEEKEND Theme: “The Communion of Saints’ prayer and the veneration of Holy Relics”During the weekend of the 7th-9th October 2022, Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey 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 (and socials). Prices start from £12 (come for the day) and £55 per person per night (residential). Book soon as places are limited! Please note to guarantee your place Douai Abbey has requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend (16th September 2022). For More information: http://youngcatholicadults-latestnews.blogspot.co.uk/ or http://www.youngcatholicadults.co.uk. To book go to :- https://bookwhen.com/youngcatholicadults-douai2022 STATUE OF ST JOSEPH AT MILL HILL I am pleased to inform you that the statue of St Joseph has been repaired and reinstalled at the Mill Hill Fathers building in Mill HIll. SCHOOL BREAK UP FOR SUMMER We wish all the children, families and staff of all schools a restful and good summer holiday. This week end we welcome Fr Eugene back from the General Assembly of the Vincentians in Rome. God Bless you and keep you in His love,
Rev Akobundu Anywanwu cm