The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist - Year B - 24 June 2018
Readings: Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80
Haere mai e te whanau, Tena koutou katoa, a kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.
Welcome, family, greetings to you all. May the Lord be with you.
Special blessings on our Confirmation candidates this week as they make their final preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. All are welcome to attend this special Confirmation Mass with Cardinal John Dew, 4 o’clock in Saint Patrick’s Hall next Sunday July 1 2018.
The Birth of John the Baptist is notable in that together with Mary and Jesus the Church recalls their birth as well as their deaths. Even at his birth John is ‘ennobled by grace’ as Saint Peter Chrysologus reminds us.
For ourselves we are ennobled by our response to grace -
With every blessing in Christ, Michael McCabe, Parish Priest