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Sunday 08 March 2015 – Third Sunday of Lent

Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up

Jesus was not afraid of the market-place - he spent a lot of time there, teaching, preaching and healing. But, when confronted with the same things in the Temple, he became angry. As someone who regularly went off to quiet places to pray, he knew how essential it was - and how disruptive a noisy, bustle place could be.

Jesus Christ

The authorities are understandably angry in return - who does Jesus think he is?

Jesus understands that the days of the Temple are numbered - and that, in fact, a new Temple is being built - a new Kingdom. He is himself a Temple, a place where God is and all too soon, the sanctuary that was his own body would seem to be destroyed.

But, unlike the Temple, so painstakingly built over so many years and so difficult to rebuild when destroyed, his body was charged with the very life of God and death could not hold him.

This gift he passed on to his disciples - making them temples of the Holy Spirit - the presence of God in the world.

A Reflection on the Gospel by Catherine McElhinney and Kathryn Turner

St Ignatius' ChurchParishioner’s Information Form - Last Call

Thanks for your generous support. We have been receiving a welcoming response. If you have not yet done so, please return your completed form to us by Sunday 08 March 2015.

Understanding your needs and interests helps us to create a more cohesive Parish Community. We strive to strengthen our Catholic Community with Diversity, Hospitality and Inclusivity.

Lenten candleTaizé Prayer Meetings

The FCJ Sisters invite all parishioners to two Taizé Prayer Meetings. Please come and experience.

First Meeting – Monday 16 March (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
FCJ Community House
44 Waltham Street, Richmond
(Corner Darlington Parade)

Second Meeting – Monday 23 March (7:30pm – 8:30pm)
FCJ Community House
1 Moonbria Avenue, Kew
(Corner Mont Victor Road)