Saturday 2 March 2024

Today we celebrated the reception of Kevin and Melanie into full Communion with the Catholic Church.

Christians who are already baptised are “received” into the Church (and are not technically “converts”) because baptism joins a person to Christ’s Body — the Church — wherever it may take place. The fullness of Communion with the Church comes about by receiving Christ’s Body for the first time in the Eucharist.

Please pray for all those we have baptised or received into the Church recently, and carry on praying for those who are still on their way!

“We entreat you, brothers, as earnestly as we are able, to have charity, not only for one another, but also for those who are outside the Church. Of these some are still pagans, who have not yet made an act of faith in Christ. Others are separated, insofar as they are joined with us in professing faith in Christ, our head, but are yet divided from the unity of his body. My friends, we must grieve over these as over our brothers. Whether they like it or not, they are our brothers; and they will only cease to be so when they no longer say ‘Our Father’.” — St Augustine

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