A day of riches

Preparing for our Diocesan Assembly
on the 24th of November 2012

Reflecting upon “Dies Domine”
Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II


“The spiritual and pastoral riches of Sunday as it has been handed down to us are great. When understood, Sunday becomes a synthesis of the Christian life ands a condition for living it well. It is clear why the observance of the Lord’s Day is so close to the Church’s heart.” (Dies Domine DD 81)

As we come close to our Diocesan Assembly which meets next Saturday to discuss the Lord’s Day and how we keep it, we try to remember that Sunday is not just an obligation; it is part of what it means to be human. God gives us Sunday for community living and loving. If we understand Sunday in this way it becomes for us a healing and a spring of hope.

For Reflection This Week:

  • Looking back on these reflections over the last three months, what have you come to understand afresh about Sunday?