19th Sunday of the Year
Where do we find God in the midst of our noisy world?
During our Mass today, let us listen to the still small voice of calm which invites us to come to Jesus over the stormy waters of our life.
Elijah meets God not in the violent storm, but in the sound of a gentle breeze.
In the Gospel, Peter’s Faith is tested when he tries to walk to Jesus on the stormy water.
As Matthew relates it, the incident in today’s Gospel is clearly symbolic.
The boat represents the Church, the Disciples are beaten by the wind and the waves of Persecution.
The incident of Peter sinking and being saved by Jesus is probably a reference to Peter’s failure during the Passion.
Like Peter, we too have often set out confidently across the waters of life.
However, as soon as the winds of trouble rise against us, the waves of adversity begin to buffet us. We lose our nerve and begin to sink.
Lord, when our faith flattens, as it often does! May we have your gentle voice saying to us COURAGE! DO NOT BE AFRAID.
In that moment Lord, may your devine power uphold us, calm our fears, steady our nerves, and enable us to steer our little boat to a place of safety and peace. Beyond the wind and the waves.
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A message from Fr Eugene
I hope you are all well in the family of St Patrick’s.
You are always in my thoughts and prayers and I hope and pray that the Good Lord will keep us safe.
May we use this period of containment to reflect and pray for all the world and remember those who still have to work to keep us safe.
Hopefully at this time people will take the opportunity to remind themselves of what is really important; health, family, friends and helping others and may we think of the people and things we sometimes take for granted.
Stay strong, stay positive and most of all, stay safe.
I will endeavour to keep you all updated on this website so please keep checking.
Fr. Eugene McGillycuddy
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