Newsletter — Fourteenth Sunday of the Year B—7th July 2024

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We read in today’s Gospel in Mk 6 :

What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? […] And they would not accept him. […] and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

Jesus came into his hometown, where people thought that they knew him well. But because they knew him well (or so they thought), it was harder for them to open themselves to the mystery of Jesus and to believe. It was harder for them to accept Jesus as the Messiah.

They closed themselves to the mystery of God, thinking: “This is impossible”. They closed themselves to the amazing power of God.

Isn’t it sad to see that Jesus could not work miracles there? Basically, he could not force miracles on them without their faith.

What about our own lives: Do I believe in the astounding power of God, who can transform situations? Are there places where I think God cannot change things?

This Gospel passage serves as an invitation. God wants to increase our faith. Let us ask for the grace of a greater faith, knowing that this greater faith will free the transformative power of Jesus in our lives.

Br Yakob’s Deacon’s Ordination:

The Brothers of St John are very pleased to announce the upcoming ordination of br Yakob as a Deacon. This is a blessing for our community and for our parish. Even better, the Mass of ordination will be celebrated here at St Antony’s by Bishop Alan.
You are all invited to the Ordination Mass here at St Antony’s on
Saturday 7th September 2024 at 11 am.

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