Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Anyone who eats this bread will live forever

Today’s Gospel continues to present to us chapter 6 of St. John’s gospel. It begins with a report that the Jews have complained about Jesus’ claims that he is one with God. They knew his family, and they knew he was the son of Joseph. They could not understand what Jesus meant when he said that he came down from heaven.

Jesus responds by saying that only those who are chosen by God will recognise him as the one that God sent. It is the Father who has chosen those who will have faith in Jesus. We believe we have been chosen and called to follow Jesus, we are invited to eat of His Body and drink of His Blood, because we have received from God the great gift of faith.

Jesus is the one who is united with the Father. He is the one who has seen the Father and, therefore, knows the Father. Those who listen to God will recognize that Jesus is the one sent from God. Those who believe will have eternal life. Jesus concludes with the central element of eucharistic theology. That the bread of life will bring eternal life to those who partake of it that this bread is his own flesh, given for the life of the world. This is our faith, this is the joy we celebrate each time we come to Mass. Jesus unites himself to us in the Sacrament so that we can be drawn into the mystery of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Mass at St. Teilo’s

Mass today will be at 10am and 6pm. While 10am Mass is full there are plenty of places at 6pm Mass if you wish to come along, please turn up and a steward will show you to a place. You are also welcome to join us online.

Weekday Mass at St. Teilo’s this week take place at 10am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday Mornings. Please note the change of time of Wednesday’s Mass from the evening to 10am in the morning for this week only.

Time for Private Prayer

St. Teilo’s will be open for private prayer on Monday and Friday from Mass time until 5.30pm. You are welcome to call in at any time. For Track and Trace you will need either to ‘Check-in’ using the NHS Covid-19 app to log the QR code in the Church porch or to add your name and phone number to the sign in sheet. You may remove your face covering if you are alone in the Church but if someone else is present you will need to wear your face covering.

Next Sunday

Each weekend St. Teilo’s has three Sunday Masses open for attendance; the Vigil Mass at 6pm on Saturday, the 10am Mass on Sunday morning and a 6pm Mass on Sunday evening. From next week booking will not be required, attendance will be open. However, we will still need your information for Track and Trace, this can be done by registering your intention to attend on the Parish’s online system – Click on the red ‘Select a date’ button and select the date and time of the Mass for which you wish to register or by writing your name and phone number on the list provided as you enter the Church.

 

This week’s newsletter can be found here.

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