Fr James Mallon prays before he reads the Gospel at Mass that he will approach the homily with fear and trembling, but also that God will use him in his preaching. His prayer goes something like this: “Lord, help me not to be a total idiot. Use me. Come, Holy Spirit. Let me get out of your way. Let my only motive be your glory and the building up of your Kingdom”.
It may not be the way some of us would express our prayers but you have to admit it’s humble, honest and to the point, and that’s how prayer should be. Fr Steve
Readings for Sunday 6 May, Sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 10: 25-26; Psalm 97; 1 John 4: 7-10, and John 15:9-17 CLICK HERE to read.
Prayer for Peace: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales Daily Prayer for Peace:
Let us pray, through the intercession of Mary Queen of Peace, for peace on earth and an end to violence and terrorism in our world, for a new spirit of trust and collaboration between nations, for the gift of wisdom for our politicians and leaders, and especially for the resolution of long-standing conflicts in Syria, Gaza and Ukraine, and in other countries around the world.
Today’s second collection is for the upkeep of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark
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Open Doors… Fr Steve has decided that from now on the front doors to the church will be left open at all times whilst the church is unlocked. Using the side door as we have is not welcoming to visitors and we are aware that some simply don’t know it is there and on occasion fail to find their way into the church. Please will everyone assist in this wish by not closing the door at the front.