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St. Mary Magdalen's
Catholic Church
Willesden Green
London NW10
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Monday, October 01, 2007
Sign up for one off our six week reflection groups

This weekend we have put out cards offering the chance to sign up for a new series of parish reflection groups which will soon be starting. The title of the sessions, which have been prepared by the diocese, is ‘Sharing His Life’. These will also be running in other parishes. They offer parishioners an opportunity to grow in understanding of the mass and the importance of the Eucharist in the Catholic faith.

When leaving his disciples Jesus said “I leave you my peace, my peace I give to you.” (Jn 14, 27). This is his gift to us as the Prince of Peace. Jesus also told his followers; “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” (Jn 6, 51). These are great promises from Jesus; to receive his peace into our lives by receiving him and to be able to live forever simply by sharing in his true presence in the Eucharist.

We also learn from John the Evangelist that “God is love” (1 Jn 4, 8), so to share in the life of Jesus is to share in the very source of love. When we look at our own lives, our work and our family, we can see the need for peace and love in many circumstances. Also, as we ponder the world around us and see the political and social challenges present, we may wonder what solutions could be found to such complicated affairs. Jesus promises that it is his peace and his love which are the only definitive answer for all life’s questions.

What an invitation! Our good God calls us to share his life every day and most especially through the life of the Church and our parish community gathered around the Eucharist. Take a chance and sign up for one of the groups. It is only six weeks and it may reap great rewards as well as providing a chance to deepen in love for God and others.

posted by Sinead Reekie at 9:09 am