St. Oliver Plunketts

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Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am

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Corpus Christi

THE COUPLE THAT PRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER.

 Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

 Sunday 18th June 2017

The Body and Blood of Christ

“Anyone who eats this bread will live forever”. Only the young believe that they will live forever. As we grow older we become aware of how short life is. Jesus, however, comes down on the side of the young. He calls on us to stay young, to be like children, to hope and to dream. And he gives us the way to do that – the way of love. For people who are married, it is vitally important that they keep their love for each other fresh and alive so that they can remain young no matter what age they are. It is also so important to keep family life as a wonderful adventure so that all those who are part of it can know the wonder of life. Jesus gives us the ultimate pledge of his love, his Body and Blood in the Eucharist, the Sacrament of eternal life and youthfulness. This extraordinary gift is celebrated in a special way in the faith community. The test of how truly we celebrate it is how alive our community is.

 

 Morning Prayer, when together

Lord, guide the course of world events.

Give your Church the joy and peace of serving you in freedom.

Give us a renewed freedom in our love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

 During the day, when apart

God our Creator, we thank you for the gift of each other.

May our love of each other and our worship of you

lead us to salvation.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Evening/Night Prayer together

God of salvation may our sacrament of marriage

strengthen our love here on earth

and bring us to eternal life.

We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: What are two or three of the nicest things about your wife or husband in recent times?  How can you acknowledge these?

 For others: Is there someone you know who is lonely or sad?  How could you reach out to her/him this week?