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Welcome to the Parish of the Nativity of the Lord
a community of over 2000 Roman Catholics across the three Churches of St Joseph’s in Redhill, Holy Family in Reigate and
St Teresa of the Child Jesus in Merstham.

Willkommen! Vítejte! Bienvenido! Bienvenue! Dobrodošli! Benvenuti! üdvözöljük! Welkom! Witamy Serdecznie! Bom Dia!

3rd August 2014
18th Sunday of Ordinary Time (Yr A)

 
Picture of the feeding of the multitude


Fr Chris writes.....
Jesus reveals God to us in a way that demonstrates the total self-giving of a loving, caring, personal, intimate God who is never separated from those he loves, and wants always to give us the fullness of his life. St Paul helps us to understand that the only barriers between God and ourselves are the ones we create.
What a beautiful, visual image each of the readings this weekend provides for us: one of God reaching out to us.
He:
- Addresses our various needs and hunger
- Calls us to a profound and intimate relationship
- Liberates us from our weakness and inadequacies
- Sets us free to experience in life what it means to be a son and daughter of him.

God presents no obstacles to union with him.

PERHAPS IT IS ONLY IN RECOGNISING WHAT GOD HAS DONE
FOR US THAT WE CAN IMAGINE WHAT WE CAN DO,
AND BE, FOR OTHERS.

CLOSURE DATES OF PARISH OFFICES
St Joseph’s Office will be closed from Monday 28th July - Friday 1st August to sort office admin and systems. The Holy Family office will be closed until the 4th September, please contact St Joseph’s parish office on 01737 761017 for all emergencies or to leave a message.


Sunday Mass is celebrated in all three Churches. Together the Parish is committed to celebrating the Catholic faith as part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, in communion with the Bishop Kieran Conry.

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