Sunday 13th August 2023
The Nineteenth Sunday of The Year Yr. A Psalter/Daily Office Book Wk 3
Sung Mass 11.00am
Good Morning and welcome to our Parish Mass. The summer months at our church show so many different variations of light. Early on the light streams through the East Window above the High Altar and Tabernacle. When we come to the eleven o’clock Mass, the sun, (when shining)! Streams through the window at the side of the High Altar then after Mass usually through the South Aisle of the Nave. However, it is around 5pm onwards that the church really looks it’s best. The Light through the West Window show the whole church changing to a red colour in the summer months, and in the winter sunshine, it can also show it a warm rusty colour. I expect the architects of old had to consider the sunlight and natural light before they built their altars and naves and side chapels.
When we read the scriptures, especially the first reading today and dear old Elijah, maybe we are reminded how close our ancestors were to nature and how they felt close. How they sensed the Divine presence in the nature, even the harsher elements. Today we are more likely to experience ‘nature’ on the news. So often connected to fire or flood rather than the gentle breeze of the Book of Kings. However, when reading on in this passage the image isn’t quite so tranquil as just the ‘presence’. We will have more reflections on this in our discussions on the environment and at Mass.
Monday 14th St Maximillian Kolbe, OFM. Conv. Priest & Martyr of Auschwitz
Tuesday 15th THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Sung Mass 7.00pm Preacher at Mass: Brother Johannes Maertens from the Community of The Good Shepherd
Refreshments / supper after Mass in The Hall
Wednesday 16th Feria Mass 11.00am
Thursday 17th Feria
Friday 18th Feria
Saturday 19th Our Bl Lady Mass 11.00am
Next Sunday 20th August
The Twentieth Sunday Of The Year Parish Mass at 11.00am