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Fr. Richard's 1st Anniversary Mass and Celebration at St. Peter's.

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The church was filled with family, friends and parishioners, celebrating Fr. Richard's 1st year at St. Peter's.
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Mass with the Papal Nuncio

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Papal Nuncio
We are invited to join

His Excellency
Archbishop Antonio Meninni


for
7pm Mass
& Reception


Tuesday 29th October
Holy Ghost Church
33 Westbourne Road,
Luton,
LU4 8JD


It would be good to show a St Peter’s presence there that evening.






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From Father Richard's Desk

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My Dear Brothers & Sisters,

In the Rule of St. Benedict chapter 4 is devoted to "The Tools of Good Works". There are 75 tools of good works…the last is "Never to despair of God's mercy".

When I was young, it never occurred to me that you could despair of God's mercy. Life was on the up and up. I could never understand today's gospel, about persisting in prayer, because life had never thrown at me anything really terrible.

Life can be a great teacher, and Jesus can be a marvellous companion on our journey. He knows it is so easy for us to give up when the going gets tough; he tells us to preserver and to persevere in prayer-to never despair of God's mercy; either for ourselves or for others.

The candidates for confirmation will be taught about the function of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We too need to be reminded to pray daily for guidance and for the Spirit of Jesus to enter our lives. We don't have to struggle alone…Jesus has sent an Advocate, the Holy Spirit to be the light of our lives.

Have a good week!
Fr. Richard


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From Father Richard's Desk

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The gospels are one way God uses to converse with us His children. Again and again, there is a warning not to get above ourselves. There are many ways in which we get above ourselves, but the most common is to attribute success to ourselves and failure on others. That puts us in a superior position. We can flatter ourselves.

The truth is more complex. The humble man as St. Benedict writes; attributes all the good he/she sees in themselves to God, and all the failure to oneself. Keeps us grounded and disposes us well to God and to one another.

Have a good week!
Fr. Richard
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From Father Richard's Desk

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My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Faith is a dare.

We have to dare to believe. Believe in things yet unseen. In order to break out of cycles of deprivation that are the treadmills of so many peoples’ lives, it is necessary to believe that things can be better. The 12-step programmes of A.A. and other groups, require people to ‘find’ a God, a power greater than themselves and finding or positing that power, to believe that power can help to overcome addictive behaviour…… if asked. All of us to some extent are on treadmills of deprivation. All of us in order to break out of them, need to dare to believe; but we believe not just in a higher power, but one who has a face….. Jesus Christ, the perfect revelation of the Father.

May you seek Him now.

Have a good week!

Fr. Richard
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