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14th July

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

He summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs

Collect: O God, who show the light of your truth to those who go astray, so that they may return to the right path, give all who for the faith they profess are accounted Christians the grace to reject whatever is contrary to the name of Christ and to strive after all that does it honour. Through our Lord …

Readings:
Amos 7:12-15
Psalm 84:9-14
Ephesians 1:3-14
Gospel: Mark 6:7-13

Jesus made a tour round the villages, teaching. Then he summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs giving them authority over the unclean spirits. And he instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a staff – no bread, no haversack, no coppers for their purses. They were to wear sandals but, he added, ‘Do not take a spare tunic.’ And he said to them, ‘If you enter a house anywhere, stay there until you leave the district. And if any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, as you walk away shake off the dust from under your feet as a sign to them.’ So they set off to preach repentance; and they cast out many devils, and anointed many sick people with oil and cured them.

Missionaries of Christ

There is work for all in God’s field. Christ, however, did not limit himself to sending out his missionaries: he also gave them clear and precise instructions on how to behave. He first sent them out “two by two” so that they might help each other and bear witness to brotherly love. He warned them that they would be like “lambs in the midst of wolves”. They were to be peaceful in spite of everything, and were to bear a message of peace in every situation; they were not to take clothes or money with them in order to live on whatever Providence offered them; they were to heal the sick as a sign of God’s mercy; wherever people rejected them, they were to depart, doing no more than to alert them to their responsibility for rejecting the Kingdom of God … May this Gospel reawaken in all the baptized the awareness that they are missionaries of Christ, called to prepare the way for him with words and with the witness of their lives.

Pope Benedict XVI, Angelus, July 2007

We Honour The Saints

  • Mon 15 – Dedication of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre (Feast LPJ) Also St. Bonaventure, Bishop, Doctor
  • Tue 16 – Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Sat 20 – St. Apollinaris, Bishop, Martyr / Holy Prophet Elijah (LPJ)

 

St. Apollinaris, Bishop of Ravenna

Early accounts tell us that St. Apollinaris was born in Antioch. He followed St. Peter to Rome, where he was made Bishop and sent to Ravenna in northern Italy. There, his preaching and miracles soon made many converts, not without persecution. Enduring being beaten many times, stabbed, burnt, imprisoned, exiled, etc., the resilient bishop kept preaching the gospel for twenty-six years until emperor Vespasian issued tougher laws against the Christians and Apollinaris was captured and almost beaten to death. He managed to live for seven days, during which time he foretold that the persecutions would increase but that the Church would ultimately triumph. St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop of the same city in the 5th century, said in a homily about St. Apollinaris: “The confessor spilled his blood many times and with his wounds and the faith of his soul bore witness to his Lord.”

St. Apollinaris, pray for us

Next Sunday Readings (16th in Ordinary Time)

  1. Jeremiah 23:1-6
  2. Psalm 22
  3. Ephesians 2:13-18
  4. Mark 6:30-34

Weekly News

DRESS CODE IN CHURCH
Please dress modestly during summer.

CEMETERY MAINTENANCE
It’s the 2nd Sunday of the month, thank you for your help with the maintenance of our cemetery in Mesa Xorio.

AMH COFFEE SHOP
Now open on Sundays till 2pm join us after 12 Mass. We now have post cards of Agia Kyriaki and different Mass cards. Help wanted for the holidays. Different shifts. Please contact Fr. Jim or the shop.

ST. PAUL’S CARITAS
Non-perishable and long shelf-life food donations are always welcome (Rice, pasta, biscuits, condiments, canned foods), just put them in the shopping basket at the church. If you wish to donate clothing or household items, you may drop them off at the priest house under the side pergola. NO FURNITURE PLEASE. Thank you for your contributions and prayers too. For info, please contact Fr. Fernando.

Mass Schedule

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday …… 9am in Agia Kyriaki.
  • Wednesday ………… 12pm (After Adoration).
  • Saturday …………… 4 and 6pm AK. (6pm in town of Polis)
  • Sunday ……………… 10, 11 and 12pm in AK.

Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesdays 10:45 am, Thursdays 6pm in AK.
Sri Lankan Mass: Every 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm.
Filipino Mass: Every last Sunday of the month at 12 pm.

For sick visits, confessions or any pastoral inquires, contact Fr. Ismael or Fr. Fernando.

They set off to preach repentance

And they cast out many devils