Welcome to the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord
a community of over 2000
Roman Catholics across the three Churches of St Joseph’s
in Redhill, Holy Family in Reigate and
St Teresa of the
Child Jesus in Merstham.
Willkommen! Vítejte! Bienvenido! Bienvenue! Dobrodošli! Benvenuti! üdvözöljük! Welkom! Witamy Serdecznie! Bom Dia
28th August 2016
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Yr C)
Fr Chris writes.......
Ecclesiastes reminds us: “Be gentle in carrying out your business…The greater you are, the more you should act humbly and then you will find favour with the Lord.” It is all too easy to come across as angry or aggressive, but, in the spirit of Christ’s compassion and understanding, we need to put ourselves into the shoes of the other person. Jesus promises us that ‘the one who humbles himself will be exalted’. Being humble does not mean walking around exercising false humility (whilst secretly drawing attention to “me”)! It is more an ability to not take our selves too seriously, to trust in God, to listen to our neighbour and to be genuine in all our encounters.
Please pray this weekend for Fr Chris and about twenty-five parishioners who are coming to the end of a week of prayer, devotion and reflection. As they will be praying for the parish; may we pray for them. May they return spiritually refreshed and renewed.
is celebrated in all three Churches. Together the Parish is
committed to celebrating the Catholic faith as part of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.
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