The need for peace in the world is obvious. People are struggling against violence and conflict, growing inequalities, the effects of climate change and the covid pandemic. Pax Christi is an active Catholic peace movement which does a great deal of good work to promote peace and nonviolence through parishes, schools and social media. Their website suggests many ways we can all become better peacemakers. There are activities for families to do at home, including a peace liturgy for young children. https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-sunday-2022
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Deacon Philip’s Homily
“They have no wine” as you can imagine, this is something you dread to hear, and fear the most. Not just at a wedding venue, but more importantly when you move into a parish presbytery for a few weeks over the New Year holidays. Luckily for me, the parish here in Kendal is well stocked up. At the wedding in Cana, it is the bridegroom’s responsibility to provide the wine, and since the celebrations could last a few days, we hear that the wine was running dry. This would cause great embarrassment for the host if the wine had completely finished halfway through the wedding celebrations. Therefore, Mary requests Jesus to help their friends in their time of need….