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Sermon for 1 May 2016
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SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE. + CYCLE C+ 1st May 2016. "YEAR OF MERCY"

MESSAGE FROM THE PARISH PRIEST.

My Dear People,

Our Lord promised us the ADVOCATE who would "who will be with you forever - the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive because it does not know God."

The older I get the more I see that the truth is the greatest victim of our age. Look at the results of the Hillsborough Inquest for example and the terrible lies spun from the very beginning by the Police to cover their gross errors of judgement they told lies and blamed the poor fans who were killed or crushed.

Things that a good and wholesome and true are branded as false, untrue and ignoble. This is often done by the people we elect to govern us or who receive their wages from our taxes. They are often Public Administrators. They would corrupt our kids wholesale if we did not watch the demons as they approach us with their "Equality and Diversity" Booklets and their false truths.

The Catholic Church knows its own innermost Truth. The Holy Spirit reveals it constantly and our Blessed Saviour IS THE TRUTH AND THE WAY. Our Mother the Church will not deviate from the truth about marriage being for men and women - from the fact that God made our Children with a gender and a programme for procreation. The Devil has many ways of deceiving even using science but he is a liar from the beginning and those who follow his ways tell the lies now as Judas did and Pilate and all.

A Parish Newsletter is perhaps not the place to describe such things but children as young Primary age are considered to be an excellent audience for a Drama group paid for my our Education Dept of Manchester to perform in schools a playlet saying how being gay is good. Children have enough to worry about don't they?

But it is the pure propaganda that is being paid for from our rates and taxes to undermine Christian Morality.

They invent a problem of Homophobia in our schools and then release all these funds to "combat" it when there is no problem.

It is an old trick. I bet the schools which are mostly of the Islamic faith won’t be allowing to such things. It reminds me of the History of the last Century. Wherever the Red insurgents came they brought with them little banks of Party Cadres whose job it was to put on little shows for the local children playing out in drama form the "class struggle" or the "Peasants hiding the grain" and therefore being "the enemy of the people". The children had to agree with this or themselves be enemies. Yet it taught them go against their beloved parents. It happened in China, Greece, Vietnam, Russia and the satellite countries.

It is exactly the same method but this is not put on my communists but by our City Council Children's Services. They sent it to me some time ago now in the Post when I was Chairman of the Governing Body of St Kentigerns and St Edwards got the same. My dear people what a terrible lie they tell. Live and let live I say but these are not happy with that.

We are living through an era where we will feel the cold wind of persecution as we become more and more "left footers" - in other words - out of step with the ruling and dominant ideas. It might reduce Christ's Body in the Western World to a rump but His Church will win and our Lord's Truth will triumph and when the childless age we live in has run out of population and we are overtaken by new cultures and religions - then they might turn to the True Faith again.

Do you know - my fear is that these new so called equal Marriage laws will become compulsory in schools but I feel that there is every likelihood that the Police will be sent around to interview me and other Governors and the Heads for holding "Views" that are now illegal. These of course are not "Views" but the morality of the Christian Religion. Is it illegal now to hold Christian moral teachings to be true and from God and guided by the Most Holy Spirit - the Advocate?

Our Lord will console us now "I will not leave you orphans, I shall come back to you" - Come Lord Jesus and send your Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth.

On Saturday 14th May at 9am and 11am MASSES - Vigil of Pentecost - St Kentigern's children will be making their First Holy Communion. May our Lord give them - the new generation, the power to resist these evils.

God Bless you all,

Father Tom Connolly


WORLD COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY IS NEXT Sunday 8th May, the Solemnity of the Ascension. A collection will take place for the Office of Communication of our Church. The media is the message and the Church has got to be there giving it as it is.

READER'S NOTE NEXT SUNDAY IS ASCENSION DAY






Bidding Prayers

Bidding 6th of Easter

Christ has risen from the dead, the first fruits of all who have fallen asleep. let us seek is kingdom in our needs.

Reader: Lord , remember the church you built on the Apostles: bless all those who believe in you. Lord in your mercy.

We pray for those who govern us that they do so in integrity and truth and justice. May they uphold the Christian heritage of our culture. Lord in your mercy.

You are the healer of bodies and souls - come to us with your salvation and protect us and our children from harm. Lord in your mercy.

Help the anguished and oppressed, those escaping misery and suffering and war to seek a new life. Lord in your mercy.

Comfort the sick and renew their strength: deliver them from pain and distress and we pray especially for Licy Mile-a-door, Christine Booth, Anne Brady, Irene Farrelly, Aiden Kennedy, Elizabeth Mallett. Lord in your mercy.

Through the Cross and Resurrection you have won immortal life for us, grant to our lately dead the joys of your kingdom: Mary Moran, James Wynne, Eamon Sheerin, Mary Connolly, Margaret Oakley AND All those who anniversaries fall about this time: Patrick Sweeney (11am), Judy George (9am), Elizabeth Coughlan, (VIGIL), Joseph Toner, Sarah Lindley (Sunday 6.30), Stanley Chin, Marjorie Garrett, Rosa Zadorozney and all those who died, may their souls and the souls of all.

O Mary - you are the Queen of the May - pray for us your dear children - O Mary conceived without sin. Pray for us...Hail Holy Queen...

Priest : Lord God, stand by us in your saving work and stay with us on our journey with your gifts of grace. Through Christ our Lord.