Paul on Paul

During COVID-19 restrictions, in order to keep Mass as safe as possible, the Bishop’s Conference has decided that the 2nd Reading should be omitted in order to reduce the length of the Mass.

The 2nd Reading is usually an Epistle (which means Letter) and is almost always on of St. Paul’s letters. These are important because the give us an insight into the early church – and we can see that the early Christians faced many of the same problems and questions that we, as 21st Century Catholics do.

So we can continue to draw on the wisdom of each Sunday’s 2nd Reading, our parish catechist, Paul, will be sharing short reflections on St. Paul each week to help us consider these more deeply.

“Tantum ergo Sacramentum, Veneremur cernui” “Down in adoration falling, Lo! the sacred Host we hail”

Paul on Paul – 6th June 2021

Hebrews 9:11-15
The Feast Day of one of our Parishes, the Feast of Corpus Chirsti, is a moment for us to realise that God is with us. But not only that, this Sunday’s 2nd Reading helps us realise that the Eucharist is the fulfillment of Old Testament Worship – where the symbols of God’s love gives way to Reailty.

The Father is Not the Son who is not the Spirit; but All are God and God is Three in One.
The Father is Not the Son who is not the Spirit; but All are God and God is Three in One.

Paul on Paul – 30th May 2021

Romans 8:14-17
This Sunday we contemplate the unique Christian myster of the Trinity – of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirt – who are each a person of God, but do not change the unity of God. Our faith invites us to enter into the God’s Loving mystery – and embrace his Love.

If the Spirit is the love of the Father and the Son, and we are bathed in that Spirit, we are called to be participants in God’s Love.

Paul on Paul – 23rd May 2021

1 Corinthians 12:3B-7. 12-13
As we leave Easter we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. St Paul reminds us that we recieve that same Loving Spirit as the Apostles which makes us – not just individuals, but parts of One Body of the Church – regardless of who we are.


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