On this Seventh Sunday of Easter, we read from the seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel. This chapter of John’s Gospel comes at the conclusion of Jesus’ farewell discourse delivered to the disciples, the entire chapter is a prayer by Jesus, commending himself to the Father and expressing his care and concern for his disciples. Several important themes appear in this prayer. First, Jesus’ prayer reaffirms the complete union between himself and the Father, Jesus is the one who pre-existed with the Father and is the one sent by the Father to do his work on earth. We are reminded that Christ is the source of Christian unity. Through Christ, we are united with one another and with God Our Father.
Reading this prayer of Jesus during the Easter Season, through the lens of his Resurrection, we know that the light of Christ has overcome the darkness of sin and death in our world. In the opening line of this prayer, we hear Jesus pray that his disciples will be kept in the name that he was given by God. We know that the salvation is given to us in the name of Jesus, and that we are invited to place all our trust in him as we journey in faith to meet him and thrugh him the Father.
Mass at St. Teilo’s
Mass today will be at 10.00am and 6pm please only attend if you have already booked to do so. You are welcome to join us online.
Weekday Mass at St. Teilo’s takes place at 10am on Monday to Saturday Mornings. You can attend with no need to pre-book.
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. Bookings for all three Sunday Masses should be made via the parish’s online booking service. Click on the red ‘Select a date’ button and select the date and time of the Mass you wish to attend.
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