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Sacramental Diary

Our local parishes have supplied the following diary information, which is on the College website. However we appreciate that the College has a wide catchment area. For further information:

THIS WEEKEND'S GOSPEL: Matthew 25:14-30 - Because you have been faithful over a few things, enter into the joy of the Lord.

The reflection on the Gospel and daily life is from Jesuit theologian and writer, Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ, and is printed here with his kind permission. Fr Andrew is Media Officer with Jesuit Social Services.

Matthew places Jesus' story about the king and the gold he gives to his officials towards the end of this Gospel. As Jesus' death draws near, Matthew comes to the end of his description of how we should live our faith in Jesus, and stresses how urgent it is. This story is one of three which suggest that we have only a short time to make decisions about how to live, and we need to be attentive, be courageous and get our priorities straight because God will soon call us on what we decide.

The story is very modern. In Jesus' story the king is going away for a relatively short time, and he leaves his officials huge amounts of money to trade with. He expects them to make a profit by the time he returns. He had clearly picked his men well; the first two doubled their investment. The third, about whom he obviously had his doubts and so gave him the smallest amount of money, was afraid of the king's response if he traded with the money and lost in the trade. So he put the money in the safe.

When the king returned, he was delighted with the first two officials who had doubled their stake, and gave them more money to manage. He sacked the third because he should have known that the King expected him to make a profit. He should at least have put it in a high interest account in the bank. That was why he employed him.

The message Jesus' hearers took from the story was that we should live as if we only have a short time before God calls on us. So we should not be timid or fearful in our living. We should be bold and not worry too much about security. Money and property do not matter that much. They will pass and they are God's gift while we have them, anyway. What matters most of all is living as God invites us in following Jesus, and using all our personal gifts and resources in doing that. It is about being generous, and not simply about avoiding sin. It is about living life in such a way that we make a difference, the kind of difference we make through our integrity, our generosity with our gifts and our openness to God and others.

For Jesuit Social Services this story is central. Our business is risk: looking for opportunities to serve people who are disadvantaged whether we have resources or not, and seeing our resources as the humanity of the people we serve and our own vulnerability. People are our treasure.


Take the opportunity on these brighter, warmer mornings to share in the blessing of our Community Mass on Friday mornings. Everyone is welcome: regulars and newcomers, Catholics or not, families, teachers, students. Next Friday, 21st November, our celebration will be led by Year 9 students, and families of Year 9 students are particularly welcome.

Time - 8:00am start; 8:30 finish.

Venue - Chapel

When - every Friday in term time.

The month of November is the time when our Church traditionally honours and prays for our deceased loved ones. A book is set up in the College Chapel and families are invited to write the names of their loved ones who have died - and we will particularly remember them at our Masses during November. The Chapel is open every day - arrive a few minutes before pick-up and spend a few minutes' quiet time.