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Archive | October, 2014

Choral Concert – 1 November 2014, 19:30

Coral de Mitjanit del Centre Cultural i Esportiu de Sant Lluís 19:30, Saturday, 01/11/2014 Reception with drinks & snacks afterwards Entry by donation. Sopranos: Antonia, Juana, Pat, Paula, Magdalena Altos: Maria, Carmen, Nini, Bernadette Basses: Emilio, Carlos, Alfredo Director: Marina Songs include: Barbara Ann; Let It Be; Solamente Una Vez; Everybody Sing Freedom; I Give […]

Theme for the Week – 26 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Deuteronomy 34:1–12; Psalm 90:1–6, 13–17; 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8; Matthew 22:34–46 It might seem an odd extrapolation, but Jesus’ summary of “the law and prophets” is, in essence, about letting go. It’s about letting go of complicated rules for living that, far from simplifying life, make it more complicated. It’s about letting […]

Readings for November 2014

The scripture readings for Sunday and Wednesday worship during November:   November 2nd – Celebration of All Saints Revelation 7:9-end Psalm 34:1-10 1 John 4:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   November 5th Philippians 2:12-18 Psalm 27:1-5 Luke 14:25-33   November 9th – 3rd Sunday before Advent/Remembrance Sunday Readings for 9:00                                                                        Readings for […]

JaFfA – October 2014

Messengers of God – Angels and Archangels Remembering an earlier JaFfA, when Jonah tried to run away from God, we heard about the running away of Jacob from his family. This led on to talking about angels, then archangels: the naming of them, and learning about what part they have played in the Bible stories […]

Theme for the Week – 19 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 33:12–23; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10; Matthew 22:15–22 The interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees is well known, especially for his response: “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” It disarmed his challengers, but modern readers may not completely […]

Teresa of Ávila

Teresa of Ávila, commemorated on 15 October. Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world; yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; yours are the […]

The Jesuit Examination of Conscience

The Jesuits (including the current pope, Francis), like many Christians, practise daily reflection; for this purpose, Jesuits use an order of prayer called Examination of Conscience. The order is designed to foster an awareness of God, neighbour, and self. The Examination of Conscience holds a special place in the daily prayers of Jesuits from every […]

Theme for the Week – 12 October 2014

Readings for this Sunday: Exodus 32:1–14; Psalm 106:1–6, 19–23; Philippians 4:1–9; Matthew 22:1–14 Malala Yousafzai’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize, more than two years after being shot for having the temerity to go to school, is a sign of hope in the face of intimidation and violence, of life in the face of death. […]

Readings for October 2014

The scripture readings for Sunday and Wednesday worship at Santa Margarita during October:   1 October – Michael & all angels (transferred) Genesis 28.10–17 Psalm 103.19–22 Revelation 12.7–12 John 1.47–51 5 October – 16th after Trinity Exodus 20.1–4, 7–9, 12–20 Psalm 19.7–14 Philippians 3.4b–14 Matthew 21.33–46 8 October Galatians 2.1–2, 7–14 Psalm 117 Luke 11.1–4 […]

Baptism / Christening

Article published in the October 2014 edition of Roqueta, Menorca’s English-language magazine.  On 24 August, Jamie José Sanchez-Griffiths was baptised: the first baptism at Santa Margarita for a couple of years. It was a very joyful occasion, with a church full of both English and Spanish people: Jamie’s mother is British and his father is […]

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