19th August, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,

 

A warm welcome to all parishioners and visitors on this the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

This weekend we welcome Fr Emmanuel Osei-Akoto of the Spiritans, who will be celebrating the Masses here. He will also be giving a Mission Appeal at each Mass on behalf of the Spiritans, for whom this weekend’s retiring collection is for.

 

The Spiritans Mission is the evangelisation of the “poor” (Lk 4:18). Therefore, the Spiritans go especially:

 

To peoples, groups and individuals who have not yet heard the message of the Gospel or who have scarcely heard it.

 

To those whose needs are the greatest, and to the oppressed.

 

To willingly accept tasks for which the Church has difficulty in finding workers.

 

The Spiritan option for the poor involves a solidarity which brings us to share in the world of the marginalized. “When we opt for the poor, we opt not for poverty as such, but for people who are unjustly poor.”


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