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STEWARDSHIP

“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10)

 

Stewardship is the conscious act of how we give and use our time, love, skills and money in thanksgiving to all that God has provided. We live in a beautiful world. Where in our beautiful world do you like to sit peacefully and talk to God?

 

 REFUGEES

 

Jesus describes the Kingdom of God as a place where love reigns and there is peace and plenty for everyone.

This is yet to be established over the earth and we still face poverty of all kinds and,

for many of our brothers and sisters, fear and danger are a daily reality.

 

Dear Father, Some children face danger every day. Some children have never known a peaceful home.

Help me to be welcoming and loving. Please guide those who make decisions about refugees.

Guide them to act with wisdom and love. Amen.

 

 

CELEBRATING FAMILY

 

“Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother”. Mark 3: 21-35

 

Jesus says “family” extends to all of those who follow God’s will.

As Father’s Day falls on 17th June, we particularly celebrate “Dads” and the father-figures in our lives.

 

St. Joseph was like a Dad to Jesus. We thank God for priests who are “Fathers” to the whole community.

God is our Father in Heaven who loves and cares for us more deeply than any father on earth.

 

 

 

 

 

COME HOLY SPIRIT

 

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. And you will renew the face of the earth.

 

Whenever we feel joyful, generous, patient or peaceful, we can be sure that this is the Holy Spirit working in us. Let’s try to notice when we feel these things in our daily lives….. Close your eyes and think for a moment ….. How can I make the world a better place today?

 

 

PEACEMAKER

 

Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you ……”

He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit”. John 20: 19-23

Just like he sent the Holy Spirit to the disciples at Pentecost. Jesus has given us a “helper”.

Our “helper” is called the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps us to follow Jesus.

The Holy Spirit helps us to know right from wrong and ask God for forgiveness. The Holy Spirit helps us to bring peace and forgiveness to the world.

Dear Jesus, Thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to all who believe. Please forgive us when we do the wrong thing.

Help us by your Holy Spirit to bring peace in the world. Amen.

 

 

 

NEIGHBOURS

 

Who is my neighbour? To whom am I a neighbour?

The one who shows mercy. Go and do likewise.

From The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:29-38

 

Jesus made it very clear many times in the Gospels and in the Lord’s prayer,

that we show our love for Him in how we treat other people and that He will forgive us as we forgive them.

 

Loving God,

Thank you for our brothers and sisters all around the world. Let us remember that God knows each of us by name.

We are God’s children and as members of the world family, help us to love, forgive and take care of each other. Amen.

 

 

TREASURES

Taken from Responsorial Psalm 19:

 

Lord I love your commands

You, Lord are my choice, and I will obey you

I would rather obey you than to have a thousand pieces of silver and gold

Lord I love your commands

Your laws mean more to me than the finest gold.

I follow all of your commands and I try not to be led astray

Lord I love your commands

 

May we be people who treasure the joy of God’s Kingdom in the coming week. What will you be thankful for?

 

“Treasures”

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Matthew 6:21

 

Jesus says; do not store up treasures on earth.

Treasures that we can store in Heaven are the things we do to serve God.

 

Can you think of some of the treasures we can store in Heaven? For example, prayers and finding time to pray, reading the Bible, sharing toys, helping feed the hungry. Try to add your own suggestions.

Jesus wants us to store up heavenly treasures instead of earthly treasures. No matter where our treasures are, that’s where our heart is going to be and we can have our focus,

our joy, and our love, in Heaven, by doing things to serve God.

 

When people look at our lives, they should be able to see Jesus and the good things he has done in our lives.

 

 

 

Alleluia

 

We are in the Church’s season of Eastertide during which we are called to grow in friendship with Jesus and tell others about the resurrection

 

Dear Jesus,

You died and rose from the dead to bring new life to me and my friends and the world.

Thank you for all that you have done for me.

May your glory shine forever. Amen

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