Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – What God Has United Man Must Not Divide

Today as we listen to the Gospel of St. Mark we move from the conversations between Jesus and his disciples that have been the focus of the last few Sundays to a return to Jesus’ public ministry and the Pharisees testing Jesus. Today the Pharisees question Jesus about the lawfulness of divorce and Jesus quotes from the Book of Genesis and raises the profile of the love between men and women as they become flesh in marriage.

 

The final part of today’s Gospel takes up the theme and presents Jesus’ emphasis on the importance of family. In the love between husband and wife and the love that brings forth children. Parents and families become witnesses to the Kingdom of God, to the love of the Father for his people and our love for the Father.

 

Jesus takes this example even further at the end of the Gospel offering little children as an example of the kind of complete trust and dependence upon God that should be the attitude of all believers. With St. Faustina we prat Jesus I trust in You.

 

Mass at St. Teilo’s

 

Mass today will be at 10am and 6pm. There is no need to book to attend Mass. However, face coverings/masks are still required. You are also welcome to join us online.

 

If attending you still need to record your attendance for the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service. This can be done in one of three ways:

  1. Registering for Mass via the online system
  2. Using the NHS Track and Trace app and the QR code at the Church Entrance.
  3. Writing your name and email or contact number on the sheets at the back of the Church.

 

Weekday Mass Times

 

Mass this week is celebrated at St. Teilo’s at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and on Wednesday evening at 7pm. There is no need to book to attend weekday Mass. Please note that there is no Mass on Monday morning.

 

Church Open for Private Prayer

 

We are glad to be able to announce that St. Teilo’s will be open daily for private prayer from 8am to early evening each weekday and 8am to 7pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Please feel free to visit the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament, any time you are passing the Church.

 

This week’s newsletter can be found here.

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