Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family
It is not by chance that Amoris Laetitia (AL), “The Joy of Love”, the post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “on Love in the Family”, was signed on 19 March, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph....
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Please pray for the sick
Especially Margaret Kline, Martin Dowse, Brian Davies, Chris, Janet Shield, Marie Lourdes Lina Saintas, Adrian Howarth, Verity Elliott, Father Dakwan (Father’s father), Joe Blacoe, Dorothy Sterry-Blunt, Pauline Smith, Robert Carter and all those who do not wish to be named here.
Mary, Mother of God
In the narrative of the Annunciation we see how the Virgin Mary welcomes God’s mercy, which brings her out of herself and leads her toward new paths. It shows to us the importance of making ourselves available, so that our hearts and our whole being are ready to welcome God when he enters into our lives. When we see how this astonishing encounter be-tween Mary and the Archangel Gabriel unfolds, we understand better what prayer is. Perhaps the most beautiful thing is to see how the Holy Virgin uses the same words that God just addressed to her through the Angel. When we hear her exclaim “Be-hold the handmaid of the Lord. Let everything be done for me according to your word” How wonderful is God’s mercy at work in our lives!
Message from Fr Clem to all parishioners.
May God bless you this Christmas. My prayer for each one of you is that God, who best knows your needs and future, bless you with the peace and strength of Christ. As I gratefully recall God’s blessings upon you and me while working in Bourne and Deeping Parish, I continue to pray for your intentions, espe-cially for those who may be emotional or distressed this Christmas. May you always experience the closeness of “God is with us”. Fr. Clement