Work on the “invisible bonds” of relationships and “claim” family, said St Joseph parish priest Fr Matthew d’Hereaux at a Mass for family streamed on Facebook live April 2 from St Kizito Chapel, St Joseph presbytery. Fr Jeffrey Supersad concelebrated; Rev Paul Bousignac assisted.
Restrictions on movement to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has caused families to spend more together. Commenting on the challenges which physical closeness can bring he said, “you never knew you had so much family, you never knew your house so small, you never knew your family could get to you….”
Referring to the day’s gospel, John 8:51–59, he said one of the reasons Jesus was framed, handed over to the Roman Empire and executed was the “perceived blasphemy” by claiming equality to God.