Sunday 4 October 2009

The Sacrament of Marriage - Homily for 4th October

Just in case you didn't get a homily today that quite caught what the readings were really about - try Deacon Pat Kearns homily for today. An extract which shows a very perceptive pastoral sense, but do follow the link and read the whole to put the extract into a full context:
I am saddened to say that many have left the church, or neglect the communion of Jesus due to a divorce and remarriage, yet they have not taken any steps to resolve this issue with the church. There are many misconceptions regarding what can and cannot be repaired. Neither God, nor the church would ever want to push anyone away, rather just the opposite. Mercy and Love are God’s greatest gifts. If you or someone you know, has endured a divorce and remarried outside of the church, and has a desire to return to full communion, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the Priests or Deacons and begin the process of repair. It is our greatest desire and would be our honor to assist you with reuniting with the church and the Sacraments.

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