17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - 25 July 2021
Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15
Haere mai e te whanau, Tëná koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs.
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Pope Francis has dedicated the Sunday closest to the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne as the world day of prayer for grandparents and the elderly. Elders, like the young, have a very important part to play in the church and within our own parish. In his latest letter Fratelli Tutti Pope Francis reminds us that nobody is saved alone - old or young we need each other. That is why our elders are to be respected for their wisdom and sacrifice. They remind us of what is important within a family and within the Body of Christ.
In many ways our grandparents and elders also remind us about the providence of God so beautifully described in today’s gospel. There is enough for everybody if we use our blessings from God to share with others. As has been said before, if we do what is possible God is free to do the miraculous - whatever the need..
With every blessing in Christ,
Fr. Michael McCabe, Parish Priest