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Pope Francis 06 2017Pope Francis said that God’s love isn’t something we earn or deserve by our good works, but that it is free and unconditional – no matter what.

“God's first step towards us is that of an anticipated and unconditional love. God loves first,”“

God does not love us because there is some reason that causes love. God loves us because He Himself is love, and love tends to spread and give by its nature. God does not even tie his benevolence to our conversion: if anything this is a consequence of God's love.”

EBW 2017 LogoEcumenical Bible Week takes place from Pentecost (4th June) to Trinity Sunday. There’s a wide variety in the programme this year, including a symposium on the Reformation and Thinking Allowed Itis recommended to book for the Symposium which will be held onFriday, 9th June, from 2.00pm, chaired by Archbishop Michael Jackson) consists of two papers and a discussion. Prof. Tony Lane will open the proceedings with a discussion of the agreed statement on justification, signed by the World Lutheran Federation and the Roman Catholic Church. The second paper, by Prof Salvador Ryan, asks the question “How should we remember the Reformation?” The Thinking Allowed event, also on Friday 9 th at 7.30 pm, offers again reflections, this time from four different traditions. They will all respond to one question: Is the Reformation over? All details are on

150 logoSunday 4th June:  Celebrations at the Church of the Sacred Heart to close the 150th Year Events
10:30am Family Mass
12:00noon Mass Celebration with the Parish Choir.
Parish Community Fun Day in the Church grounds following the 12noon Mass. Entertainment – Music Singers (Harmony Knights) Clown Face Painters, Tented/Gazebo Area and Refreshments!

Photographs Memorabilia Display in the South Transept Chapel involving items from the past years celebrations!