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This year we celebrate this season mindful of the fact that our world continues to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic as well as a devastating climate and biodiversity crisis. We look towards two UN Conferences in the Autumn, COP15 (on Biodiversity, due to take place in China) and COP24 (on climate change, Glasgow) in the hope that world leaders take the urgent action that is needed to Restore Our Common Home. Catholics are urged to sign the "Healthy Planet Healthy People"  petition as a key action for this year’s Season of Creation. This petition has been endorsed by the Vatican Dicastery for Integral Human Development in the hope that millions of Catholics will raise their voices in the public sphere to help Restore Our Common Home in the run up to these vital UN Conferences. 



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16th Sunday Ordinary Time 18th July 2021

Fr. Gerry Clarke SJ

I’ve never been to the Holy Land.  My travels have taken me to nearly every country around it: Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan.  But I’ve never been to the Holy Land.

There’s one spot I’d love to visit when, some day, I get the chance: the Lake of Gennesaret.  A lot of the great Gospel events seem to have taken place there:

  • Sermon on the Mount
  • Drowning of the swine at Gadara
  • Multiplication of the loaves and the fishes
  • And two towns that Jesus curses Bethsaida and Chorazin (Mt 11)

But I imagine it’s going to be a really beautiful lake.  The kind of place where you’d want to take a boat out and find a quiet landing place for a summer’s picnic.  My imagination may be running away with me; but the picture we have in the Gospel today looks like an idyllic spot.

“‘You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a while’; …  So they went off in a boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves.”

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Pray with Pope Francis


Pope’s prayer intention for September: ‘An environmentally sustainable lifestyle’

“Let us pray that we all will make courageous choices, the choices necessary for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, taking inspiration from our young people who are resolutely committed to this”

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