16Sep The Fragile Face of Dignity

Chris McDonnell, writing in the Catholic Times, states what should be obvious to all; "Renewal and repair is not only a clerical task, for clericalism has been one of the deep seated roots from which have grown our present dysfunctional state. The laity must willingly accept the burden of reformation, bringing their skills, talents and experience to the service of faith. And they must be listened to, not brushed aside as an inconvenient irritant as has so often been the case. Parish councils, Diocesan councils are not an optional feature but play an essential part of our journey, they facilitate meaningful exchange."

16Sep Presider’s Page for 16 September (Ordinary Time 24)

In our journey through life we walk the path Jesus walked, so it is hard for us to escape suffering, no more than he could. We remember his suffering and death, knowing that it brought him glory and that it will do the same for us.

16Sep 16 September. 24th Sunday

1st Reading: Isaiah (50:5-9)

The redemptive suffering servant was not rebellious. did not turn away from sacrifice

The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those … Read the rest

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