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Masses in August

Masses: Please remember that during the month of August there will be no 7.00am Mass. This will commence on Monday 30 July.

Essential Works

Please Note: there will scaffolding going up in front of the Monastery front door on Thursday 26 July for essential repairs. Please do not park cars in front of the Monastery.

RYM Daily Lenten MomentDay 38

'Successful or Faithful?'

Did you hear the wonderful news the other day - that Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta is to be canonised on September 4th 2016!

It will be a special day when she is made Saint - and there will undoubtedly be lots of people making the journey to Rome for her canonisation.

The media interest too will be high - and it will be an incredible time for the church.

I particularly love Mother Teresa's quote 'God didn't call me to be successful, he called me to be faithful'.

In this day and age - much emphasis is placed on being a success - being successful in your chosen career or with your relationships and interests/ hobbies.

Success is deemed to be the 'be all and end all' - and it is something that is much desired in modern day society.

But being 'faithful' is also important - faithful to one another, to our families, to our friends and to God!

Yet we don't tend to hear people desiring to be faithful - not in the same way that they crave success.

Faithfulness is a long term game - and we need God to increase our faith in Him.

We need to commit ourselves to being faithful followers of Jesus - and by being faithful to one another.

At the end of time - God will not particularly look back on our material successes or on our work/ career achievements - but will look on whether we have been 'faithful servants'.

So today - maybe we want to take stock of what our priorities in life are - what is really important!

God help us to be successful in being faithful to you and to others!

Paul Murphy - Coordinator of Redemptorist Youth Ministry (RYM)

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