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Having completed the celebration of Christmas, we celebrate this weekend the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Our Sunday Gospel introduces us to Jesus with a special title: The Lamb of God, as the Spirit revealed to John the Baptist. The two disciples of John followed Jesus to discover why Jesus is given such a special title, but they even discovered more about Jesus: He is the Messiah (the anointed one – John 1:14), He is Rabbi (which means Teacher John 1:38) who teaches and leads people as the “the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6). Andrew brought his brother Peter to come and see this exciting discovery of the Son of God and Saviour. Peter is overwhelmed, and Jesus called him by a new name – Cephas (rock), meaning his faith will be as solid as the rock and Jesus Christ is the rock that never fails.
What are we searching for in this world? Obviously, everyone desires good life, freedom to live in an environment where our human dignity and rights are respected and protected, secured and safe from all forms of evil, enjoying long life, lasting peace, love, and prosperity. But life as we know it is so complex that its meaning and purpose are to be discovered through a long and tedious journey in this world. Hence, we need a reliable companion like Jesus, whom God has anointed and sent to help us in the journey of life (John 3:16, Lk 4:18-19). “Come and See” is the Lord’s invitation to the two disciples and to all of us who are his followers today. If we respond positively to that invitation and follow the Lord, we will discover the joy of friendship and communion with the Lord who gives us life, love, hope and freedom from sin and death; the Redeemer who shows us mercy in times of need, our helper in times of distress (Luke 4:18-19). Jesus is the answer to the question: what are you searching for? We need to Come to Jesus with the eyes of faith to See Him in our community worship, especially at the celebration of the Eucharist and in our relationship with others. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away our sins and gives us lasting and quality life, replacing the culture or civilization of death caused by human sinfulness, ungodly activities and inventions, with love, life and hope (John 17:3). We pray that Jesus Christ will fill us with the power of the Holy Spirit that we may know and love Him the only begotten Son of God and God the Father.
                                                     Happy Sunday!

                                 FR. FRANCIS, MSP  

          Mass Times

00am, 10.30am, 2.00pm (Spanish Mass), 6.30pm.    

Weekday Masses: 

Holy days of Obligation: 
9.30am and 7.00pm.

Sacrament of Reconciliation, Consulatation: 
Saturday's -  5.30pm - 6.15pm & by arrangement

St Thomas The Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Nunhead
81 Evelina Road, 
Nunhead, SE15 3HL
Tel: 020 7639 3724
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Parish Priest:
Revd Fr Francis Eyo, MSP

Priest In Residence:
Revd Fr Joseph Etim, MSP

Rev Alan Bond

Religious Congregation: 
Sisters of Christian Instruction
Faithful Companions of Jesus

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