Masses this week:
(Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft
Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm
“Will Fluffy get to heaven?” the old lady asked, after telling me the harrowing details of the Pekinese’s last illness. I remembered the dog, a small, smelly, vicious beast. Myself, I would not have given odds better than evens for its passing through any pearly gates, doggy or human.
However, the question was put and I did not know what to say. Humans, made in the image of God, are fundamentally different from animals. Animals that behave like people in cartoons are but the products of human imagination. On the other hand, we don’t know what heaven will be like. Jesus died and rose to save all people and to save the world. All creation will be renewed at the end of time. Personally, I do have difficulty with the image of a renewed dog but God must know what he will be doing.
How to put this to the old dear, who was now drying her eyes and looking at me in a way very reminiscent of Fluffy? I said that all creation was in the hands of God and he would do what was best for us all.
If we trust in God most problems are resolved and questions are answered. But do we trust enough?
ADOREMUS EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS
This is taking place at Liverpool Echo Arena on Sat 8th Sept involving delegates from all Dioceses. Adoremus is the first time in modern history that the Church in England & Wales has gathered for a National Congress on the scale envisaged. If you would like to know more, please see notice in the porch.
are now in place but please note that the black cabling is only temporary.
Please consider joining the 400 Club and be in with a chance of winning some cash! Joy and friends will be in the hall after the 10.30am Mass. If you attend the 5pm Mass, you can still join, – just speak to Fr James. Cost is 25p per number per week.
PARISH FACEBOOK GROUP
If you use Facebook, please join our parish Facebook group: Our Lady of Charity & St Augustine Daventry, a good way to catch up on parish activities.
THIS MONTH’S VINE
Pick up your FREE copy to see what is happening in the Diocese.
Side by Side, which is free, can be found in the porch. Also available is a leaflet concerning their free will writing service to supporters.
is also available in the porch – free!
PLEASE NOTE – THERE WILL BE NO POLISH MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST.
ALSO CHILDREN’S LITURGY GROUP HAS FINISHED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RECOMMENCE IN SEPTEMBER.