Hope all’s well.
There’s a familiar line from the gospel for today’s Mass - ‘new wine into fresh wine skins’
‘People do not put new wine into old wine skins. If they do, the skins burst, the wine runs out and the skins are lost’
What does this mean for us? What’s the gospel saying?
God’s infinite mercy and love is the new wine. God’s presence is the new wine.
There’s always a need therefore for us to be abandoning old wine skins. There’s always the need to be abandoning, getting rid of, dealing with ways of life that are going to allow the good news of God and his presence, love and mercy to run out and be lost.
That’s why there’s always the need for us to examine our consciences regularly and go to Confession.
The sacrament of reconciliation helps us get rid of the old wine skins so to speak.
In these limiting circumstances, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by phoning to arrange a suitable time.
Remember today’s national minute’s silence and light a candle in your window to remember and pray for all those who have died during this time. May they rest in peace.
We look forward to Deacon Tommy’s audio gospel reflection tomorrow
Plus, the church is open from 10 am until 12 noon tomorrow for private prayer, if you’re free to call in.
Have a safe and happy Saturday