Calming the Storm

You may remember the special act of worship led by the Holy Father from St Peter’s on 27 March 2020 in which we reflected very powerfully on today’s gospel reading: Jesus calming the storm in chapter 4 of Mark’s gospel. The Pope gave Benediction ‘to the city and the world’ – in an empty, wet St Peter’s square – at the end of the period of prayer.

The world, fifteen months on, still needs to listen to the pope’s words, which you can read here.

Please pray for the Holy Father that the Lord will continue to give him strength and wisdom.

Happy Fathers Day to fathers in our parish.

God bless
Fr Ashley

““Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”? Faith begins when we realise we are in need of salvation. We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we founder: we need the Lord, like ancient navigators needed the stars. Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives. Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them. Like the disciples, we will experience that with him on board there will be no shipwreck. Because this is God’s strength: turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things. He brings serenity into our storms, because with God life never dies.” Pope Francis.

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