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Deacon Tony reflects: sowing seeds of love

Sow seeds of love now, we may never shelter in the branches of the seeds we sow, but those branches will shelter others in need and God’s love will continue to grow as the Kingdom of God grows.

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Why not pause for a moment and pray the Litany in thanksgiving for this great feast and for all our priests.

Today we celebrate the feast of St Bede, the patron of our church and primary school in Popley. He was an English priest, monk, and scholar who is also referred to as “the Venerable Bede” due to his holiness and intellect. St.Bede pray for us.

“Christ is the Morning Star, Who, when the night of this world is past, gives to His saints the promise of the light of life, and opens everlasting day.” – St. Bede the Venerable

Deacon Tony reflects: The Call of the Spirit

Can you imagine what it was like to be in that upper room on the first Pentecost day? Can you imagine the difference between how you entered that room and how you left?

During Pentecost weekend 43 candidates will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Let us continue to pray for them, and to keep in prayer their parents, sponsors, and Catechists.

“God the Father has marked you with His sign; Christ the Lord has confirmed you and has placed His pledge, the Spirit, in your hearts.” St Ambrose

This Sunday, 23rd May, we will celebrate our diversity in the Pentecost Liturgy at the 9 am and 11 am Masses. Please feel free to attend Mass in your national/cultural dress. There will also be music in other languages.

The 6pm Mass will be a Confirmation Mass and is not open to the public.

CAFOD have launched their new campaign – Parliament in your Parish – which is to meet with MPs to ask them to support actions to cancel the debt for poor countries and tackle the climate crisis. A Zoom
meeting with Maria Miller, Conservative MP for Basingstoke, is arranged for Thursday 10th June at 6.45pm until 7.30pm.

If you would like to be present or ask Maria a question, contact Judith on judith@stbedesbasingstoke.org.uk for the link. Let us show her that people in Basingstoke care about these issues.

Congratulations to our parish priest Fr Dominic Adeiza, who celebrates his 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood today. In the photo Fr Dominic and his fellow ordinands are blessing the Bishop at their ordination. May the Lord continue to bless and guide each of them.

Deacon Tony reflects: Consecrated in truth

200 years later, Jesus’ word is still spreading and His Church is still being persecuted. But those who follow the words of Jesus have been consecrated in the truth.

Next Sunday, 23rd May, we will celebrate our diversity in the Pentecost Liturgy at the 9 am and 11 am Masses. Please feel free to attend Mass in your national/cultural dress. There will also be music in other languages.

The 6pm Mass will be a Confirmation Mass and is not open to the public.

Did you know that we make 35,000 choices each day? Whether it’s reusing more, or using less, where we choose to shop, or how often we enjoy a joint of meat, every sustainable choice makes a difference.

Steve Gargett from our neighbours at St Joseph’s parish in Basingstoke shares news of how the parish is living Laudato Si’ by opening a new Zero Waste Shop called the Heart & Compass.

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