The Roman Catholic Parish of

Our Lady Queen of Apostles (Cheddar)

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Year A
16th July 2017

"Some seed fell into rich soil and produced its crop"

Mass Times and Confession
Saturday Mass 6.00pm, Wells
Sunday Mass 9.00am, Cheddar
Mass 11.00am, Wells with Holy Baptism
Traditional Latin Mass 12.30pm, Glastonbury
Adoration and Morning Prayer, ½ hr before Mass on weekdays
Monday No Mass
Tuesday Adoration & Rosary 6.00pm, Cheddar
Wednesday No Mass
Thursday Mass 10.00am, Cheddar
Friday Mass 10.00am, Cheddar
Next Saturday Feast of St Mary Magdalene
Mass 9.30am, Cheddar

Next Sunday

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Saturday 6.00pm, Wells
Sunday 9.00am, Cheddar
11.00am, Wells (for the people)
Confession: Cheddar: Cheddar: Saturday after Mass
Wells: Saturday 5-5.30pm

The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 12:1-23)

Our fields are mostly full of strawberries around Cheddar. When a field is sown it is mechanically and not by hand. Nevertheless, we understand Christ’s parable of the Sower easily. Hard, compacted paths around the edge, stoney ground, weeds and the rest is all quite comprehensible. That said, perhaps we should not try to decide which area of the field we are, but consider ourselves to be the whole field. In some areas of our lives, the Gospel is flourishing. In others, it has no depth of root or is choked by the cares of the world. There are even some areas where the Devil came and carried off the Faith altogether. To some areas of Catholic belief and practice, we take like a duck to water. To others we don’t. Many people today have a ‘pick and mix’ attitude based on worldly values. All of this goes to show that each of us is the entire field.