I was surprised to discover a few years ago in a Confirmation class that many of the teenagers did not know that we - as Christians - believe that Jesus Christ is God. They got the concept of Jesus as the Son of God but this then led them to think we didn’t actually believe he is also God himself. The titles associated with Jesus can clearly lead to confusion and so it’s important we emphasis the most important teaching of Christianity - that Christians believe Jesus Christ is God.
The question of Jesus’ identity runs through the four gospels but today, in the middle of Mark’s gospel, we come across one of the most explicit passages on this question. Jesus asks the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter replies boldly: “You are the Messiah”. It matters greatly how we answer this question, as it also determines who we are and how we see ourselves.
Fr Gianni Notarianni O.S.A. Parish Priest
New parish website
Please have a look at our new website. It’s full of useful information. saintaugustineshammersmith.org
I Can Do That! Sunday
Would you like to help our parish? It’s a chance to help others and feel part of our church community. Please come and find out more in the parish centre after the 9am, 10:30am and 12:15 Masses this Sunday.
St Augustine’s Got Talent Parish Talent Show
Tickets for Talent Show On Sale after mass or from the parish office - 1 out of 3 parish events of the year. Don’t miss it!