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Opening Prayer




God our loving Father, pour out on us afresh the gifts of your Holy Spirit. Open our ears to hear your Word, open our eyes to see your presence, open our minds to understand your Wisdom and open our hearts to be more available for your mission so that strengthened by your grace we can truly be a sign and instrument of your presence in our world today. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.




Scripture Reading




"These remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, the the breaking of bread and to the prayers." (Acts 2:42)








"Koinonia, I suggest, is fundamental for our vision of the Church. I propose it, too, as a way of understanding whatever groups, movements or associations we may belong to and also as a guiding principle for discussions and processes that grapple with issues of development and change. It also tells us what we are trying to nurture together - deeper communion in the Holy Spirit ...




... One other feature of the picture of the early Church should also be part of our vision for the future. The text speaks of "the breaking of the bread" which is clearly a reference to the Eucharist. This is the most fundamental thing of all and the celebration of the Liturgy - the centre and culmination of the Christian life - is the supreme occasion of communion in the Holy Spirit when the Spirit comes upon the bread and wine and they become the Body and Blood of the Lord. We participate in that good together, thus becoming the Church in its fullest and deepest expression."
(Towards a Vision for the Diocese, n.13)




Personal Reflection




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