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: INTERVENTION
Sometimes situations are allowed to get so out of hand that everyone says, “They’ll have to do something about it soon”. The“they” varies depending on circumstances. It might be some Star Wars lord to restore cosmic balance between fighting planets, a charismatic Nelson Mandela figure to rebuild justice and offer hope, or some plain, ordinary, concerned, local councillor to get the bus-stop moved to a more sensible place.
We have a word for this type of effective action: we call it intervention. We need the intervention of someone who can step in and take things in hand so that never again will we be left in the same situation.
At the core of our faith stands the belief that God intervened in human history. God sent his son Jesus to “do something about it”. The prophets, including Zechariah, foretold that someone would be sent by God, but that people would mistreat him and “pierce him through”. God intervened in history to show us that a better world was possible, a world governed not by sin, greed and violence, but by the divine rule of love.
Jesus preached a different way of living, one that contradicted the wisdom of the world and ran in the face of conventional values.
By his birth, death and resurrection, Jesus has provoked a situation where nothing can ever be the same again. He has urged a choice on us: for him or against him, living for the kingdom or for the world alone.
Zechariah puts it beautifully when he says that God has opened up a fountain for us to cleanse ourselves of our sin and impurity. God’s fountain is open to all, but spurned by most. Yet God still intervenes today through you and me. We are asked to “carry our cross”, to live out the values of our Christian faith no matter what the cost or sacrifice.
Like Jesus, we are sure to meet mockery and ridicule in a climate that sees embracing sacrifice as sheer lunacy. That’s why Jesus asks each one of us today, “Who do you think I am?” Are we for him or against him? He wants us to be sure we know what we are taking on before we go out and make our own intervention in society
MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS
SUNDAY 19th Jun 9.00 am Chris Houghton RIP
DEDICATION OF THE 11.00 am People of the Parish
CATHEDRAL 5.30 pm
MONDAY 20th Jun 10.00 am
St Alban(Rosary before Mass)
TUESDAY 21st Jun 9.00 am
WEDNESDAY 22nd Jun 10.00 am
SS JOHN FISHER & No Mass in School
THOMAS MORE (Yr 6 join us in church)
THURSDAY 23rd Jun 10.00 am Peter Allnutt RIP
FRIDAY 24th Jun 10.00 am Michael Davis (3rd Anniv)
BIRTH OF JOHN THE (Rosary before Mass – No abstinence today)
SATURDAY 25th Jun 10.00 am Suzanne Wood RIP
SUNDAY 26th Jun 9.00 am People of the Parish
13 SUNDAY YR C 11.00 am David Day RIP
Sat. 10.30 – 11.00a.m. & 6.00 – 6.30p.m.
(Enter New Church via old church)