A very warm welcome to all parishioners and visitors of Our Lady Help of Christians to our parish website. Fr Mario
There will be no celebration of Mass in the Church until 2nd December.
The Church will be open for private prayer from 9.00-10.00am on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday; 6.00-7.00pm on Saturday with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and 11.15am-12.15pm on Sunday.
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The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers
Please join our daily 3pm prayers for those affected by Covid19 and the eradication of the virus, saying the following prayers – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father, Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Patrick, pray for us.
This is the last of Matthew’s great parables. The world is finally divided into ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. The great dramatic scene here depicted is that of the Final Judgement of all, but we shall each of us at the moment of death face the judgement of our divine Lord in his glory. This confrontation will be an experience far more awesome and shattering than any description can express, and yet fulfilling and re-assuring. We will know at last in a naked way our own sin and also our own infinite value before the transcendent figure of the Lord. Two striking points are stressed in the parable. Firstly, we will be judged uniquely on our treatment of those in any kind of need. Not first of all on our prayer-life; not on our asceticism; not on penances undertaken; but on our respect for others – how far we look to see what they need and what we can give. The ten commandments of the Old Testament, the eight beatitudes of the New can be summarised in this way: speak the truth, be honest (including financially), honour father and mother (or children), hunger for justice, make peace. The second striking point is the reason for the first: that Christ is in each person. What we do to others, we do to Christ. What does it mean that Jesus is in all other people, especially the stranger, the sick, the comfortless, even those in prison?
How does this teaching of Jesus change my attitude to people I despise or avoid or just ignore?