Mass twice during the week: Tues & Thurs at 10am. Weekend masses: Saturday at 6pm and Sunday at 11.30am. Attendance will be limited to 50 people. All will have to sanitise hands, wear masks and socially distance both outside and inside the church. Looking forward to meeting up again. There are no baptisms being celebrated and First Communion & Confirmation will not take place until the Autumn.
MONDAY 21 JUNE
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not judge, and you will not be judged; because the judgements you give are the judgements you will get, and the amount you measure out is the amount you will be given. Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own? How dare you say to your brother, “Let me take the splinter out of your eye”, when all the time there is a plank in your own? Hypocrite! Take the plank out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.’
It's very easy to see other people's weaknesses. You
don't have to be a genius. Being judgemental can lock us into an
attitude which has no room for empathy or mercy. If we are constantly
belittling others, we can't be surprised if that's what we get in
return. It's just as easy to see the goodness in others and to be a
source of encouragement. If we can do this for others we will learn to
do it for ourselves. This is really important. Too many of us were
brought up to belittle ourselves and that can make us mean spirited.
What Jesus is really saying is, be one who encourages.