Our Lady of Fatima Church, White City
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Friday 10-11am & 5-5.50pm
Monday: 9:15 am
Tuesday: 6 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am & 12 noon
Thursday: 9.15 am
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15th May 2022
5th SUNDAY OF EASTER – LOVE IN ACTION
In today’s Gospel we return to the Upper Room on the night of the Last Supper. Judas has just left and Jesus knows these are his final moments with the disciples before he will be taken away from them. So he gives them one final instruction, which he calls the “new commandment” – “love one another as I have loved you… By this love which you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.” If they are not sure what this means, Jesus will show them in the following 24 hours the depths of his love by giving his own life freely for the salvation of all. He loves us to his final breath. He gives everything of himself for us.
This is the “commandment” which Jesus gives to us all – to live generous lives of service and sacrifice which transform the world around us. As a parish community we are called to be a place, a people where this world-changing love is experienced. This flows from our own living relationship with God, celebrated in our coming together at Mass to be renewed in God’s love as well as in other forms of shared prayer and devotion. Then this divine love in us should shape all our everyday relationships, helping us to love and forgive even when, in human terms, we most struggle to do this. This divine love should make us an open-doored community with a caring heart for the community in which we live, especially for those most in need. Finally, this love should make us sensitive and responsive to the wider needs of our human family and to recognise that, compared to so many people in the world today, we live relatively comfortable and secure lives and so we have a shared responsibility to help those in our global family in need. This is to be the shape of our lives – Christ’s love beating in our hearts.
Why not come to our ‘Love in Action’ workshop today at 12.30 in the parish centre (or Thurs 7pm Zoom) when Sr Silvana will help us reflect on how can live more deeply as a parish community this “Love in Action.”
With blessings and prayers from Fr Richard, Fr Ephrem & the parish team.
Love In Action: Community & Participation - View Booklet - https://tinyurl.com/ycxav5uy
Love In Action: Dignity of Workers - View Booklet - https://tinyurl.com/z5jakzwc
Love In Action: Solidarity & Peace - View Booklet - https://tinyurl.com/2p8kb7h5
Love In Action: Human Dignity - View Booklet - https://tinyurl.com/v22u9d7w
Love In Action: Option For the Poor - View Booklet - https://tinyurl.com/49zt9uas
Here is a prayer we invite you to pray during these days for peace in the Ukraine - https://tinyurl.com/7bhz5pap
“Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.”
St. Maximillian Kolbe