This week is an important week of transition from the joyful Easter celebrations to a period of renew commitment to the propagation of the gospel. During this week the disciples gathered with Mary the Mother of God in the upper room in watchful prayer, waiting for the promised Spirit.
Christ gives us an example of prayer. We have a glimpse of it in this Sunday’s gospel, in the priestly prayer of Christ at the Last supper, as Our Lord intercedes for his disciples. We too are called to this vigilant and expectant type of prayer as we ask God to send forth his Holy Spirit to renew the Body of Christ. May our intercessory work for the Church and the whole of creation never cease!
|St Ia's main altar ready for Benediction tonigh.|