What must I do to inherit eternal life?


What must I do to inherit eternal life? In loving God wholeheartedly and our neighbour as we love ourselves, we are on the path to eternal life. Loving God has so much to do with keeping God's commandment and in God's commandment, is rooted in the love of God and our neighbour. These commandments are the Word of God, very near to us as the first reading says, the Word of God is very near to us, it is in our mouth, and in our hearts to observe them. May the Lord give us the grace to love Him wholeheartedly and love our neighbours as we love outselves. Amen

Reflection of the 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

RECENTLY DECEASED Please remember in your prayers all our beloved departed, especially: Clement Nwafor Charlie Cartin (Funeral in Ireland)

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. WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023 – LOOKING TO LISBON World Youth Day 2023 will take place in Lisbon in the beginning of August 2023. Diocese of Westminster Youth Ministry, with support from Cardinal’s Appeal, is offering a limited number of places on this pilgrimage with a 50% discount to young people between the ages of 16-25. Any 16 year-olds who apply will need to be finishing year 12 by the start of World Youth Day pilgrimage. These young people will commit to a series of preparatory sessions from September 2022, to prepare them to assist in support roles during the pilgrimage, such as by acting as small group leaders, and also offer formation to them which will be helpful in living their faith post-World Youth Day. More details can be found at https://dowym.com/programmes/world-youth-day-leadership-training/ or by contacting Westminster Youth Ministry at youth@rcdow.org.uk. Please apply by 31 July 2022. BAPTISIM COURSE The next Baptism Course is on Thursday 14th July at 7.30pm in the Bethany Room. Attendance by parents at this course is a Diocesan requirement for the first two children or if there is an interval of five or more years between the children’s birth. MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (ME) ME hosts non-residential marriage enrichment weekends which afford an opportunity for couples to explore and affirm their relationship. The next weekend will be 16/17 July at St Joseph's, Hendon. Further details at wwme.org.uk PETER'S PENCEThis week end in the parish there is a second collection forPeter's Pence. It is traditional, at this time of year to take up the annual "Peter's Pence" collection, to aid the charitable works of our Holy Father. This fund allows him tosupport victims of disaster, war, oppression and others most in need. It’s an opportunity for all of us to associate ourselves in loyalty with the Holy Father’s universal ministry, to rejoice in our identity as Catholics. In this way the HolyFather casts Christ’s love upon the world. And so it is that on a Sunday near to the feast of Ss Peter and Paul there is a worldwide collection is taken up. In recent years Pope Francis has given special attention to helping refugees – andthe Church is the largest provider of support for refugees in the world. He hasparticularly challenged the nations of the world to show love and compassion: so when we give in this collection we are associating ourselves in a small way withthe pope’s prophetic ministry. With every Blessing,