Weekly News 16/02/2020

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Back in the 60s, some groups “adopted” Jesus Christ as an icon of rebellion, overturning authority and tearing up the rule book – possibly because of the frequent confrontations between Our Lord and the Pharisees. Today’s Gospel, however, shows us, Jesus, not as rule-breaker, but as rule-fulfiller, bringing an even greater depth to the rule...

Weekly News 09/02/2020

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While the world may seem to be very indifferent to Christianity most of the time, it can be very critical of Christians who do not seem to be following the most basic tenet of their faith – to be a people of “good deeds”, as Jesus teaches in today’s portion of the Sermon on the...

Weekly News 02/02/2020

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While the world may seem to be very indifferent to Christianity most of the time, it can be very critical of Christians who do not seem to be following the most basic tenet of their faith – to be a people of “good deeds”, as Jesus teaches in today’s portion of the Sermon on the...

News & Views February 2020

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In 1858 the Immaculate Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes in France, in the grotto of Massabielle. Through the poor child, Mary called sinners to penance, and thereby there arose in the Church a marvelous spirit of prayer and charity, especially in helping the poor and the sick.  Starting on Saturday 8th February...

Children’s Crafternoon

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Several of our Mothers have got together to organise a Children’s Crafternoon during the half term on Tuesday 18th February between 1 pm and 3 pm in the Parochial Centre.  Children must be accompanied by an adult and there is a £1 charge to cover materials.  So why not come along and have some Family...

Weekly News 26/01/2020

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There is no break between Christmas and Ordinary Time –one flows almost seamlessly into the other through the Baptism of Jesus.  We ended our Christmas Season thinking about the “revelation” of the Son of God – people realising who this “Jesus of Nazareth” actually was – and this continues today, as we interject a passage...

Weekly News 19/01/2020

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There is no break between Christmas and Ordinary Time – one flows almost seamlessly into the other through the Baptism of Jesus. We ended our Christmas Season thinking about the “revelation” of the Son of God – people realising who this “Jesus of Nazareth” actually was – and this continues today, as we interject a...

Lourdes at Home 2020

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Lourdes at Home 2020  –  A few parishioners have asked for a Sacrament of the Sick service and with the Solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes on 11th February we have decided this year to try to replicate the experience of visiting Lourdes with a Lourdes at Home weekend.  At the back of Church there...

Weekly News 12/01/2020

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It may seem strange, but this is a Christmas Feast. Not if we think of Christmas only in terms of the Baby in Bethlehem, but if we have followed the ideas of the Feasts of Holy Family and especially Epiphany, and have seen the Season in terms of the growing manifestation or appearing of the...

Weekly News 05/01/2020

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In the East, this Season of Christmas is called the ‘Time of Manifestation’, or Showing. Today is the ‘Feast of the Manifestation’, or the Showing of the Saviour to the whole world, to all nations. In the wise men who travel from the East, we see all the nations other than the people of Israel...

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