Bishop Peter Celebrates National Youth Sunday on the Feast of Christ the King with the Youth of the Diocese at St Mary's Church Ruabon
On the Feast of Christ the King, Bishop Peter along with Fr Anthony (parish priest of St Marys), celebrated a special Mass for National Youth Sunday at
St Marys Shared Church, Ruabon. The youth of the Parish and the Diocese took a leading role in the celebration with the readings, prayers of the faithful and music ministry.
The gospel reading, proclaimed by Father Anthony, saw how God’s Mercy ripped through the pain of the good thief as he saw Jesus for who he really was and asked: ‘remember me when you come into your kingdom.’
During his homily, Bishop Peter made reference to World Youth Day held earlier this year at Krakow, where Pope Francis spoke about 'Trust', 'Surrender', 'Believe' and 'Receive'. Bishop Peter re iterated the words of Pope Francis by saying that Jesus is the 'Face of Mercy which can never be taken away from us' and that we have been 'given a life in Christ which is enlightened by Him'. Bishop Peter went on to say that 'the same mercy that the thief experienced is available to us.'
At the offertory procession, the Youth presented the 'Banner of Mercy' along with the gifts of water and wine to Bishop Peter. During The Lord's Prayer, some of the youth present at the Mass entered the sanctuary, holding hands around the altar, giving thanks to Our God of Mercy and Love.
The Mass concluded with the youth and parishioners of St Mary's gathering in the Church hall as a community with their Bishop and Parish Priest for refreshments.