Weekly News 24/05/2020

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In his farewell discourse to the disciples, Jesus stressed the importance of his “return to the Father”, the culmination of his whole mission: indeed, he came into the world to bring man back to God, not on the ideal level  –  like a philosopher or a master of wisdom  –  but really, like a shepherd...

Weekly News 17/05/2020

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By now we are some distance away from Easter, but the season is still permeated with the Easter message: Christ is risen, we are baptised in him. But today a new dimension of the story comes out: Easter is not complete until the risen Lord has returned to the Father and sent the Holy Spirit....

The Crowning of Our Lady

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The Crowning  of Our Lady took place on Friday 8th May. The Crowning of Our Lady on Friday 8th May 2020Posted by Our Lady and St Gerards on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Weekly News 10/05/2020

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This week we continue to explore the meaning of baptism, of membership of the Church, of living a life which has been immersed in the life and death of Jesus Christ: in other words, we continue our ‘Mystagogy’ – our training in the mystery of Baptism and the other Sacraments. We hear more about ‘who...

News & Views May 2020

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The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The restrictions of the pandemic have made us come to appreciate all the more...

Weekly News 03/05/2020

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This Sunday is traditionally called ‘Good Shepherd Sunday’, because of the Gospel references to Jesus as the Good Shepherd. It is also the day of prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood. On this Sunday we hear one of the great ‘I am’ statements of Jesus from Saint John’s Gospel today ‘I am the gate of...

SONGS OF PRAISE – May is the Month of Mary

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SONGS OF PRAISE – May is the Month of Mary During the Month of May Father Mark and Father Joe will be putting together a Marian Songs of Praise and need your help! Please send in any of your favourite Hymns to Our Lady.   Also, please send in any of your favourite images of Our...

Weekly News 26/04/2020

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During the Season of Easter we walk with the Risen Lord, enjoying his appearing to his disciples. Today’s gospel is one of the loveliest accounts of his appearing – and one especially important for the reader. Jesus appears and teaches the two disciples, by reference to the Scriptures, the meaning of his death. This is...

Weekly News 19/04/2020

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Often people forget that Easter is not just a day, but a season – the longest in the Church’s year, in fact! We are given fifty glorious days of Spring and Summer to prolong our baptismal joy, fifty glorious days of basking in the light of the risen Saviour. It seems a shame that after...

Easter Sunday

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EASTER SUNDAY If you are housebound or self-isolating at this time, please use these prayers to unite yourself with the worship of the Universal Church, and your own Parish, this Sunday. If alone, read or say these prayers quietly to yourself. If with another, or in a family, someone should read the “leader” parts, and...

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