Welcome to the parish of Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Frimley, Surrey. You are most welcome to our Parish. The Catholic community at Frimley consists of people of all ages and is very international in its make up. The one reason that brings us together is our belief - however faltering - that we need to meet Jesus in the Word of Scripture, in the Sacraments and in our brothers and sisters in the parish. As Jesus said, "without me you can do nothing".
We believe that we need Him and each other to make any sense of life, we are trying to do this together.
To that missionary journey that we try to renew as often as possible, we hope that each child and adult will recognise that:
They are most welcome
They are loved
They are valued
God bless, Fr John.
23rd June 2019, Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, (Corpus Christi)
Today and always when we celebrate the Mass, we are reliving the GIFT that Jesus gave to us and is spoken of in the Second Reading today by Paul. “This is what I received from the Lord, and in turn passed on to you: that on the same night that he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread, and thanked God for it and broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this as a memorial of me.’ In the same way he took the cup after supper, and said, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Whenever you drink it, do this as a memorial of me.’”
We all need reminding of the wonder that is this GIFT of Jesus Himself to us in a special unique way. We refer to this as the Real Presence of the Lord. What is required on our part is Faith to believe that this is true today as it was for the disciples who sat around the table with Jesus at the Last Supper. This is the same for Frimley as anywhere else in the world. One Lord, one baptism, one faith.
Before Christ’s time, the sign or symbol of God’s presence with the Jewish people was The Ark of the Covenant. This was an ornate chest that contained some sacred texts from the Torah, the tablets of the 10 Commandments given to Moses on Mount Sinai and some other items. It was guarded day and night and even at war they believed that God was with them if the Ark was present.
At the coming of Jesus and his discourse with the disciples over the years changed the understanding of God among the people. Now the relationship was no longer to keep your distance, “noli me tangere” (do not touch me) but unleavened bread and wine would become food for the journey of life, not any food, but the person of Jesus Christ Himself.
- We will NOT say or sing any of the sequence today.
- I will strive to connect the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ with the latest withering judgement on the behaviour of child abuse in the diocese of Birmingham.
- Petitions for Lourdes welcome. Place in a sealed envelope and no money as they will not be opened.
- Next weekend, we’ll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Mass here.
God Bless You All,
The people who gather at Our Lady Queen of Heaven come from many parts of the world with their cultures, traditions and gifts.
As a community, we worship Jesus Christ in the Catholic tradition.
We dedicate our time to developing a relationship with God and serving others. With open hearts and minds we seek to discover what living the gospel values in our time truly means.