Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

lightI have called you by your name… you are mine!

As Catholics we are called to bring God’s Light to the world. Our faith is not just a matter of what we believe nor is it just a matter of how we live our lives. We exist so the world might find its salvation in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Faith is a matter of what we are and who we are and we are sons and daughters of God. God, the Creator of the Universe, the One who knows what is happening on remote planets in solar systems millions of light years away from here, looks at us and says, “They are mine! They entered my family when they were baptised. I did not just give them life. I gave them my life.” Many of us are confirmed, the Lord looks on us and says, “These are the leaders of my people. They are my front line. I am giving them my Power, my Holy Spirit so they can bring others to me. They are mine and I am theirs.” What are we? We are the people of God. May we have the courage to be the people God created us to be.

RACIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY: This weekend the Catholic Church in England and Wales will celebrate Racial Justice Sunday – the theme is: “You are at the heart of the Church”. We will celebrate the contribution of Travelling Communities to the Church in England and Wales. It is an opportunity for us to pray for, reflect on and respond to racial justice matters within the Church and wider society. There are plenty of leaflets for this in church – please take one.

HCPT CHILDREN’S PILGRIMAGES TO LOURDES –  There will be a meeting at 12 noon on Saturday 15th February in the parish centre if you are interested in finding out more details about the HCPT & Lourdes Pilgrimages.

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