Reflection
Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
25th August 2019
  '‘Strong is his love for us !"

Today’s Psalm places the truth of God’s love for all of humanity at the centre of this Sunday’s liturgy.

The prophet Isaiah in the First Reading speaks of a time when the Lord will gather all people to himself. God’s love is so strong that people of every nation, race, and belief – and even those of no faith – will be counted as his children.

But we are reminded in the Gospel to be careful; to avoid being complacent about our own faith and religious practice. There are no limits to where the spirit of God is at work, and God has no favourites. There is an urgency in Jesus’s teaching here that links directly to Isaiah, for he speaks of a time when all will be gathered into God’s kingdom feast, but those who take their faith for granted may find themselves shut out.

This spiritual teaching may seem harsh, but the Second Reading from Hebrews explains that our spiritual and temporal trials can only be understood when we are aware of the truth of our relationship as daughters and sons of God. God’s love for us is strong, and God only wants what is best for us.

At a time when there is much division and animosity within political life and between nations, races and religions, let us pray that we, who belong to a community united by prayer, may by our words and deeds be a powerful sign of God’s strong love for all of humanity.

 
Click the link below to read the Papal Document
            Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive.pdf

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St. Mary Magdalen 

and St. Teresa 

St. Oswald

Parishes within the Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool



Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time (Year I)





 

Regular Sunday Services:

Vigil Mass on Saturday evenings:

5:00 pm: St. Oswald's

6:30 pm: St. Teresa's

Sunday Mass:

8:30 am: St. Oswald's

9:30 am: St. Teresa's

11:00 am: St. Mary Magdalen's

Click on the link below to confirm this week's services and times:

2019 08 25 Services for the Week.pdf


 

Sacrament of Reconciliation

(please check with the 
Weekly Newsletter
for any changes)
   Normally: 10:00 am - 10:30 am on

1st Saturday of the Month: St. Teresa's
2nd Saturday of the Month: St. Oswald's


(or by appointment with the Priest in either Parish)