As the school year gets under way, parishes quickly get into a process of inviting parents of children aged seven or older to become part of the program of completing the initiation sacraments for these children. Fr Anthony Kain poses the question of how a parent might respond to this invitation – would the letter be inviting or intimidating?
Over a three-year cycle of Ordinary Time we hear the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke proclaimed at Sunday Mass. John’s Gospel is interspersed at other times, especially in the Easter Season. Next year we will listen to Mark. He called his word ‘the beginning of the Good News about Jesus Christ’.