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Mission and Ministry

In today’s gospel we see Jesus sending out 72 of his followers into the towns and places in pairs ahead of him. He told them that the harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord for more labourers.

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Founding Fathers

 

This weekend the Church celebrates two of the real giants of its formative years. Although St. Peter and St. Paul accomplished amazing things individually, they share the same feast because they were both key founders of the Church in Rome and they were both martyred there.

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A Trader’s Tale

 

It had been a busy few weeks. A long sea journey from Perga (that's in Pamphylia) down the coast to Jaffa and then the inland trek to Jerusalem. I had always wanted to visit, to see the Temple and, to be honest, make a bit of money. For a trader like me the crossroads between North and South, East and West that is JerusalEm offers many, many opportunities to make a profit.

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One God – three persons!

 

How can one God, be three persons?

Well, many theologians over the years, have gone into great depth to try to explain the ‘mystery’ of the Trinity. St. Augustine is a prime example. Many a priest and deacon, have spent considerably longer, preparing their homily for Trinity Sunday, because the Church’s doctrine on the Trinity is so complex.

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Jesus’ Last Will and Testament

 

In today’s gospel we see Jesus in prayer with his disciples at the Last Supper. The prayer he prays is sometimes referred to as Jesus’ Last Will and Testament as he outlines the provisions he has made for his disciples on the eve of his death.

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