Diocese of Plymouth
A Church that is a family,
Catholic families that are domestic churches.
Welcome to the website of the "Holy Family" Christian Catholic Community in Honiton.
"The Holy Family” is the example and the task that the Lord Jesus has put before our eyes to take under consideration and as a model to build up our community.
We try to be a great holy family, composed for holy Christian families that know and love each another.
Our Parish community try to be really a family and a holy family, and each of our families try to be also a holy and domestic church, whose very heart is the Lord Jesus living among us every day of our lives. We all must work together under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
May the Lord grant us this grace. Amen. God bless you all.
Fr. Romero OAR
Accept the invitation of Jesus
COME TO ME, because I am the Bread of Life, and who eats Me will live for ever. COME TO ME and you will be marked with the seal of my Love, with the seal of the Spirit, the seal of the children of God. COME TO ME and I will nourish your mind with my Word and your heart with my Flesh and Blood. COME TO ME and I will strengthen you with my Love. COME TO ME and taste and see that the Lord is good. Taste and see my body given up for you, taste and see my blood poured out for you. COME TO ME and taste my sweetness and see my loveliness and remind them while you walk in the midst of the world, so that you don’t dare to taste and see the forbidden fruits of the sin. COME TO ME and do not abandon me ever more, be faithful to this our special weekly encounter of love and joy. If you have abandoned our intimacy for other intimacies, choose me and COME TO ME again to be restored, to be healed, to be forgiven, let me restore our friendship. I don’t forget nor abandon those whom I love. Choose me and COME TO ME, because only I can give you Eternal life. COME TO ME all of you and in me all of you will be united in peace. ELDER PEOPLE, COME TO ME and you will not feel alone evermore, come to Me and I will relieve your sorrows, I will remove your fears and I will place in your heart a joyful hope and you will look forward to the day I will come to take you with me for ever. SPOUSES, COME TO ME and I will cast away from your hearts every kind of grudges and you will forgive each another, and all the bad things of the past will be burned in the furnace of my love. COME TO ME and I will renew the joy and love within your hearts, and you will love each other with sincerity, faithfulness and purity. COME TO ME and I will relieve your daily hardships and labours. COME TO ME and your children will be drawn to me, COME TO ME and your children will COME TO ME. YOUNG PEOPLE, COME TO ME and you will be always understood, accepted and loved. COME TO ME and you will find the friend that never fails. COME TO ME and you will not be more afraid for the future. COME TO ME and you will be humble and sensible in your ways COME TO ME and you will obey with joy, COME TO ME and you will be responsible in your works. COME TO ME and you will learn to love without egoisms, with pure heart, clean sight and chaste conduct. COME TO ME and you will be happy and in peace. CHILDREN, COME TO ME, because you make me happy, you console me with your innocent heart, your pure smile and your lovely sight. COME TO ME and although you grow up you will not lose your humbleness and tenderness. COME TO ME take my hand and I will guide you in your life. COME TO ME and I will bless you, I will put my seal of love in your forehead, and you will always sleep peacefully in my arms, where I will protect you from every evil. ALL OF YOU my beloved ones, COME TO ME, I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. COME TO ME, I am the living water and the bread of life. COME TO ME, I am the Good Shepherd and the true Vine. COME TO ME, I am the Fount of mercy and pardon. COME TO ME, I am your Saviour and your Master. COME TO ME, I am the Gate of Heaven and the Throne of Peace. ALL OF YOU MY BELOVED ONES, COME TO ME!
The Love of God is our Law, and this Law has been written in our hearts by the Spirit of Christ.
Our religion and worship to the Father should be in Spirit and Truth, our childhood worship to our heavenly Father should be enlightened by Christ and moved by the Holy Spirit.
This is the Law of God for us:
his Son and his Holy Spirit, these two arms stretched out to us;
the love of God and the love of neighbours, those two hands open out for us;
the Ten Commandments, those ten fingers that grasp us into the way of God.
This is the Law of God, the big hug of love from God to humankind.
When we accept to live according to the will of God, we are accepting this big hug of love for us.
Those ten fingers, those two hands, those two arms lead us straight to the Heart of God our Father.
The Law of God is an easy yoke and a light burden, how good it is to live in the arms of our God like a child.
Those arms who take us from the nasty ground of the world and raise us up to the chest of God and see the life and the world from the perspective of God, and feel the warmly Love of his Heart, and find there consolation, joy and peace.But if we accept this hug of love, we should be moved also by love, we have to extend our arms and hands to our Father putting our hearts into the Hearth of God.
When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. ‘My little children, I shall not be with you much longer. I give you a new commandment: love one another; just as I have loved you, you also must love one another. By this love you have for one another, everyone will know that you are my disciples.’"John 13:31-33,34-35Fifth Sunday of Easter - Year CHomily
Jesus said: ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from me. The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone, and no one can steal from the Father. The Father and I are one.’"John 10:27-30Forth Sunday of Easter - Year CHomily
Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night. It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus. Jesus called out, ‘Have you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No’, he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.’ So they dropped the net, and there were so many fish that they could not haul it in. The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words ‘It is the Lord’, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped into the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land. As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it. Jesus said, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’ Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’; they knew quite well it was the Lord. Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish. This was the third time that Jesus showed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead. After the meal Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these others do?’ He answered, ‘Yes Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my lambs.’ A second time he said to him, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ He replied, ‘Yes, Lord, you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Look after my sheep.’ Then he said to him a third time, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was upset that he asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ and said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know I love you.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed my sheep. ‘I tell you most solemnly, when you were young you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt round you and take you where you would rather not go.’ In these words he indicated the kind of death by which Peter would give glory to God. After this he said, ‘Follow me.’"John 21:1-19Third Sunday of Easter - Year CHomily
In the evening of that same day, the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you’, and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when they saw the Lord, and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’ After saying this he breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. For those whose sins you forgive, they are forgiven; for those whose sins you retain, they are retained.’ Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. When the disciples said, ‘We have seen the Lord’, he answered, ‘Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.’ Eight days later the disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. The doors were closed, but Jesus came in and stood among them. ‘Peace be with you’ he said. Then he spoke to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; look, here are my hands. Give me your hand; put it into my side. Doubt no longer but believe.’ Thomas replied, ‘My Lord and my God!’ Jesus said to him: ‘You believe because you can see me. Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.’ There were many other signs that Jesus worked and the disciples saw, but they are not recorded in this book. These are recorded so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing this you may have life through his name."John 20:19-31Octave of Easter, Sunday of Divine Mercy, Year CHomily
On the first day of the week, at the first sign of dawn, they went to the tomb with the spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but on entering discovered that the body of the Lord Jesus was not there. As they stood there not knowing what to think, two men in brilliant clothes suddenly appeared at their side. Terrified, the women lowered their eyes. But the two men said to them, ‘Why look among the dead for someone who is alive? He is not here; he has risen. Remember what he told you when he was still in Galilee: that the Son of Man had to be handed over into the power of sinful men and be crucified, and rise again on the third day?’ And they remembered his words. When the women returned from the tomb they told all this to the Eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary of Magdala, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. The other women with them also told the apostles, but this story of theirs seemed pure nonsense, and they did not believe them. Peter, however, went running to the tomb. He bent down and saw the binding cloths but nothing else; he then went back home, amazed at what had happened."Luke 24:1-12Easter Sunday, Year CHomily
Regarding the recent reports containing stark revelations of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, including in England and Wales.