Sunday 16th August- The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary

posted Aug 15, 2015, 7:30 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family
In union with the whole Church, we celebrate the Assumption of Our Lady, body and soul, into the glory of heaven. Mary’s Assumption shows us our own destiny as God’s adoptive children and members of the body of Christ. Like Mary our Mother, we are called to share fully in the Lord’s victory over sin and death, and to reign with him in his eternal Kingdom… In celebrating this feast, we join the Church throughout the world in looking to Mary as our Mother of Hope. Her song of praise reminds us that God never forgets his promise of mercy (cf. Lk 1:54-55). Mary is the one who is blessed because “she believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord” (Lk 1:45). In her, all God’s promises have been proved trustworthy. Enthroned in glory, she shows us that our hope is real; even now it reaches as “a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul” (Heb 6:19) to where Jesus is seated in glory. (excerpt from Pope Francis’)

Ordination to the Priesthood
Deacon Danny Fraser-Jones will be ordained to the priesthood on the 22nd of August at the Cathedral in Hamilton. Let us include Danny in our prayers as he continues to prepare himself for the priestly ministry.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/RCIA 
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) will soon commence in our Parishes. The RCIA is a process intended for adults (also for teenagers age 16 years and above) who: (a) are unbaptised and wish to join the Catholic Church, or simply wish to inquire and know more about the Catholic Faith; (b) have already been baptised in the Catholic Church, but have not received Confirmation and First Communion; (c) have been baptised in other Christian Churches and wish to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. We are looking at starting the RCIA sometime in October. If you know of people who are interested in joining the Church, please advise them to ring our secretaries or myself.
Let us all be “agents” of Evangelisation.

Fr. JeLo