Today’s Gospel follows the Baptism of Jesus; John tells us that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Saint Paul points out that Jesus came that we might be holy, for Paul being holy is being set aside for God. Jesus suffered death and rose again to give us His life, setting us aside for God: He died so we can be holy. Holiness is not something that we do; it is something that Jesus has done for us. He made us holy. We all want to have wonderful, full lives; how can we live life to its fullest? How, basically, by committing ourselves to God and abandoning ourselves to His Truth. This is how we respond to the call to be holy. Behold, the Lamb of God, who accepted the way that would lead to the cross. He is calling us to join Him and sacrifice ourselves for others. John said that he saw the Holy Spirit descend upon Jesus. The Spirit has descended upon us too, calling us by name to trust in God; calling us to be lights in the world, lights guiding others to Jesus.
SITIMA DELIGHT AT NEW LATRINES: Parishioners at Sitima Parish extend their greetings and sincere thanks to the parishioners of Holy Trinity and St George for their generosity in funding the build of two new latrines and the restoration of others.
Sitima Parish is very rural, covering around 40 square miles south east of Zomba in Malawi and actually has eight Catholic churches forming the parish. The main church in Sitima is dedicated to St Joseph and it is here that the new latrines have been built.
Sitima parishioners say ‘Zikomo kwambiri’ (thank you very much).
EMAIL: We are compiling a list of email addresses to send the weekly bulletin and also the parish magazine. If you haven’t already given your details to the parish office and would like to receive items by email then please put your name on the list in church. Options are ‘bulletin’, ‘magazine’, ‘both’