Masses this week:
(Morning Prayer 9am)
Sat: 5pm Daventry
Sun: 9am Yelvertoft
Confessions: Saturdays at 4.30pm
As I was driving along in the car last week, I nearly ran over a jogger. He was a middle-aged man, puffing and blowing at the side of the road, no doubt thinking that every agonising step was doing him good. – it may have been, too, I’m no expert. Sometimes I’m tempted to take up sport myself in an effort to regain the figure of my younger days, but the mood soon passes.
What puts me off is the profoundly unChristian saying which is often quoted by fitness freaks: “no pain, no gain.” God loves us without any effort on our part. Jesus died and rose for us not because we deserved it but because that was the way we had to follow: the way of love.
We can be tempted to think that what we do, or don’t do, can ‘earn’ us heaven. But in fact we can only respond to God’s love. It is this, and this alone, which helps us turn towards him in our life.
We must put our trust in God, not in our own efforts. If we try to respond to his love in the good bits and in the bad bits of our lives then all will be well. The snag is that this may take as much effort as jogging. But the love of God is more certain than any fitness programme.
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.