St Peter’s Chair

On February 22nd, the Church celebrates the feast of St PETER’S CHAIR.

In Sunday’s Gospel we heard God’s voice in the cloud tell Peter, James and John to listen to Jesus.  In the Gospel for this feast, we have Jesus telling Peter that on him the Church will be built and that whatever Peter ‘binds on earth will be bound in heaven’.

On the feast of St Peter’s Chair we don’t celebrate an actual chair, but the responsibility Jesus gave to Peter that has been passed on from Pope to Pope from that day.  That is why as Catholic’s we don’t just follow the Bible, but also the teachings of this Tradition which Jesus started.

We pray for our Pope, that he would continue to be a good steward of this responsibility and that we would have the courage to follow Church teachings.  St Peter: Pray for us.

Challenge: Try to live out more Church teachings in your life. Perhaps start by not eating meat on Friday. Visiting a Holy Door to gain the Jubilee indulgence would be an ideal way of enjoy the blessing of Church teachings.

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