In this reflection on the Gospel for the third week of Lent, Fr Kieran considers the text of St Matthew’s Gospel and the story about the mother of the sons of Zebedee (Mt 20:17-28). Their mother (we don’t know her name) makes a request of Jesus, that her sons be allowed to sit on his right and on his left. While this request upset the other apostles, Jesus reminded them (us!) what the true request must be, viz. to serve and not to be served.
Lent – a time of personal retreat
As we commence the season of Lent, Fr Kieran encourages us to see this as a time of personal and communal retreat. A good outcome in most situations usually depends on good preparation and so it is with Lent and with our preparation for Easter. This time of retreat allows us to reflect on that ever-present gap between our present imperfect situation and the place God is calling us to be.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
A prayer reminding us that in our fevered lifestyles, Mass can be a place to find peace, lifting us up when we are down and making us strong in every way.
About Safeguarding in Multyfarnham
We have updated our website to tell you about our safeguarding policy and practice here in Multyfarnham. You will find a menu option at the top of the page where you can read about this very important topic. Follow the ‘READ MORE’ below to see the introduction from our Guardian, Kieran Cronin OFM, and our Safeguarding Representative, Thérèse Bennett.