A WARM WELCOME FROM FR MICHAEL TURNER, PARISH PRIEST.
Welcome to the website of St Peter’s Parish, Marlow. We are here to help people along their journey through this life towards the love of God. Our Grade 2 listed Church, designed by Pugin and opened in 1846, reminds us of God’s presence and call and must be one of the most beautiful Catholic churches in our diocese of Northampton. It is open all day for anyone to come in for a quiet prayer and reflection.
Come and add to the years of prayer that have been going on in this place. I hope you can find the information you are looking for in these pages.
May God bless you and all who are dear to you and grant you his peace.
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FAITH IN FOCUS: TOP TABLE
A London-based pastor was boasting about how his church had grown from a handful to thousands of members in such a short time. The interviewer asked him what he thought had
brought this about. “A top rate dedicated and qualified management team” he replied. “And what about the Holy Spirit?” asked the interviewer. By then it was too late for the pastor to dig himself out of the hole.
Don’t take the seats on the top table, says Jesus today, because someone more distinguished might have been invited. Of course, there’s always someone more distinguished than us. The problem is that we often fail to recognise it.
A top-table mentality can be very corrosive. As we grow up we naturally take things for granted. We get on in life, we get promotion, we acquire status and position and we find ourselves making decisions that affect other people’s lives. We know we’ve got the top-table mentality when we think that we are owed respect by right. We expect to be given
preferential treatment, to be obeyed, to have our opinion carry more weight than other people’s. Humility does not mean pretending we’re not who we are, denying skills and talents or feigning a type of false modesty.
Humility rejoices in what it can do, but knows that it can do nothing without God and others. So humility boasts, but it boasts about God who is the source of all gift and talent. Humble people don’t stop aiming high. It’s just that when they achieve their goal they know who deserves the credit. And since humble people don’t push themselves forward for the top places, they are not disappointed not to have them. Nor do they suffer the embarrassment of being taken down a peg when they overstep the mark.
Set your sights as high as you like but keep your soul on the ground. The man who fulfilled the cosmic act of salvation did so by humbling himself to become a mere human and although he was God he claimed no glory for himself. It’s those who humble themselves, he said, who will be exalted.
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
SUNDAY 28TH Aug 9.00 am People of the Parish
22nd SUNDAY YR. C 11.00 am
MONDAY 29th Aug 10.00 am
Beheading of John the Baptist(Rosary before Mass)
TUESDAY 30th Aug 9.00 am.
WEDNESDAY 31st Aug 10.00 am.
(NO MASS IN SCHOOL)
THURSDAY 1st Sept 10.00 am
FRIDAY 2nd Sept 10.00 am
(Rosary before Mass – abstinence today)
SATURDAY 3rd Sept 10.00 am John Allen RIP
SUNDAY 4TH Sept 9.00 am People of the Parish
23rd SUNDAY YR C. 11.00 am
Sat. 10.30 – 11.00a.m. & 6.00 – 6.30p.m.
(Enter New Church via old church)