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Church Road, Biddulph
Staffordshire, ST8 6JG
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 9:00am


High Street, Goldenhill
Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5RD
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Sunday 11:00am


The Avenue, Kidsgrove
Staffordshire, ST7 1AE
Tel: 01782 782121



Mellor Street, Packmoor
Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 4SN
Tel: 01782 782121

Mass: Saturday 5:30pm


7th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Fr. Johnny Doherty, C.Ss.R.

Sunday February 23rd 2014

The Lord is compassion and Love

Jesus said to his disciples: “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; in this way you will be children of your Father in heaven”. In this statement we have the ultimate commandment and challenge of Jesus. It is the call to love at least as much when things are not going well as we love when everything is good. This has all kinds of implications for us in the three important relationships of faith: marriage, family and faith community. In marriage it is so important not to let things fester but to sort out any difficulties immediately. The temptation is to keep a row going and hurt one another even more. In family life it is so easy to let our feelings dictate how we relate to other members rather than make a decision to love them and to get over any differences we might have with them. In the wider community we also are called to see the good rather than the not so good in those with whom we worship.

Morning Prayer, when together

Father, keep before us the wisdom and love you have revealed in your Son. Help us to be like him in word and deed. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

During the day, when apart

Lord, as we offer our married love to you may we live our lives in Spirit and truth and so come to eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Evening/Night Prayer together

Almighty God, help us to live the example of love that is given to us in Jesus your Son. May we come to its fulfillment in your presence. We make our prayer through Christ our Lord.

Questions for Action for the week

For your marriage: In what ways could you contribute more to your sexual relationship with your wife/husband? Talk about that this week

For others: Think of some group that is engaged in reconciliation of any kind. How could you help them this week?