POPE BENEDICT XIV:  Liturgical Abuses Detract From The Church

(As printed in the Medjugorje Newsletter – October 2012)

By David Kerr, Vatican City, 3 October 2012

 

Please pray for the sick

Especially Margaret Kline, Martin Dowse, Brian Davies, Chris, Janet Shield, Marie Lourdes Lina Saintas, Adrian Howarth, Verity Elliott, Father Dakwan (Father’s father), Joe Blacoe, Dorothy Sterry-Blunt, Pauline Smith, Robert Carter and all those who do not wish to be named here. 

Mary, Mother of God

In the narrative of the Annunciation we see how the Virgin Mary welcomes God’s mercy, which brings her out of herself and leads her toward new paths. It shows to us the importance of making ourselves available, so that our hearts and our whole being are ready to welcome God when he enters into our lives. When we see how this astonishing encounter between Mary and the Archangel Gabriel unfolds, we understand better what prayer is. Perhaps the most beautiful thing is to see how the Holy Virgin uses the same words that God just addressed to her through the Angel. When we hear her exclaim “Be-hold the handmaid of the Lord. Let everything be done for me according to your word” How wonderful is God’s mercy at work in our lives!

Work for your Parish, Work for God!

Help is needed in the following areas.

  • Flower arrangers in Bourne Church.
  • Cleaners in both Bourne and Deeping Churches.
  • People to help with the Children’s Liturgy in both Bourne and Deeping. NB it is not a necessity to have children of your own before you undertake this role.
  • Urgently needed an organist for Deeping Church. If you are a pianist who is hiding your light under a bushel, why not let it out to enlighten the whole world!!!

If you can help with any of these tasks please inform Fr Victor and he will put you in touch with the relevant group leader (make sure Fr Victor writes your name & telephone number down !!!!) Also you will be abundantly blessed by God! 

 

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