At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.

“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.” (Luke 10:21-24)

This Gospel passage gives us such an insight into Jesus’ prayer. It is a joyful prayer of praise inspired by the Holy Spirit. ‘Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit, he said “I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children”.

We are invited to become like simple wise children who do not have to pretend anything and become truly themselves.

In this context, I would like to tell a simple story of the wisdom of a young child.

One of the famous Polish priests for over ten years celebrated Holy Mass for preschoolers and their parents in one of the main churches in Krakow. During one of the homilies, he told the children how God beautifully created the world, and everything that is in it.

At one point, he asked the children a question: but who God created most beautifully, who is unique, wise, wonderful in the whole world? Unfortunately, the children did not know, so the priest prompted them, adding that the most beautiful creation of God is similar to him and is good, although he sometimes makes mistakes.

After a longer moment of silence, a little girl comes out in the middle of the church and boldly says in full loudness: Father, it is probably me …

The whole church burst out laughing, but this little girl who didn’t study theology told a very important truth. Man, each of us is created as good and wonderful in the image of God Himself. Perhaps you need such simplicity of this little girl, a little theologian, and see again this divine beauty within yourself and, together with JESUS, praise the Father for His beauty in us!

Fr. Lukasz Mazurek, MIC (Fr. John, MIC)

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1 Courtfield Garden
London W13 0EY / United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8998 0925

Reg. Charity No. 1075608

Daily Devotions

In our chapel from Monday to Friday 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

2:30 pm Holy Mass

3:00 pm Hour of Mercy: Exposition of the Holy Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Evening Prayer of the Church and Benediction

Events / calendar

First Fridays

First Friday of each Month:

Celebration of the Great Hour of Mercy:

2.00 pm Exposition

2.30 pm Rosary

3.00 pm The Chaplet of Divine Mercy

3.30 pm Holy Mass

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm confession
Followed by refreshments

Church of Our Lady
2 Windsor Road
Ealing, London W5 5PD
2 minute walk from Ealing Broadway station

First Saturdays

First Saturday of each Month:

A Day of Prayer With Mary to the Divine Mercy:

10.45 Morning Prayer

11.00 Rosary

11.30 Holy Mass

12.30 Meditation

1.00 pm Lunch break

2.00 pm Talk

3.00 pm The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy,
Exposition, Benediction

3.45 pm Evening Prayer

Please note that two First Saturdays per
year are not celebrated. Please check in
advance for details.

Divine Mercy Apostolate
Marian Fathers
1 Courtfield Gardens
West Ealing, London W13 0EY
tel. 02089980925
Close to West Ealing and Ealing Broadway stations