Weekly News 25/08/19

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It’s probably a nightmare we all share to some degree or other – being locked out of the house, the sales, the big match, or missing the train, the boat or plane. Contemplating watching the crowds that have got inside, while we can do nothing, can be unnerving. Complacency can leave us in this situation:...

Weekly News 18/08/19

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When we consider the Christian life, we often think in positive terms: peace, light, joy, goodness, life. And yet, as the Scriptures remind us today, that Christian life must be lived in the midst of a world which is filled with more negative terms: division, distress, cruelty and death. The words of the Gospel may...

Weekly News 10/08/19

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Vigilance: we wait for glory or ruin, salvation or disaster.   This is the choice that faces the Christian each and every day, as we wait for the Lord to return, as he promised he would.  We often live our lives leaving such things to a distant, shadowy future – like the person who is going...

Weekly News 04/08/19

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This weekend we contemplate a great truth about our life: you can’t take it with you. The old phrase “”There are no pockets in a shroud”” is what we confront today, in the preaching of both Ecclesiastes and the Lord Jesus.  What Jesus makes us think about, however, is not just this truth, but the...

News & Views August 2019

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The Assumption is the oldest feast day of Our Lady, its origin is lost in those days when Jerusalem was restored as a sacred city, at the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine (c. 285-337). By then it had been a pagan city for two centuries, ever since Emperor Hadrian (76-138) had levelled it around...

Weekly News 28/07/19

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When we see the child in the sweet shop nagging and moaning at mum or dad for something, we probably don’t think of it as a model of our prayer lives!   And yet, if we take the word of God seriously today, that is exactly what our faith teaches us to do!  The message is...

News & Views July 2019

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Our Joint Parish Pilgrimage is in the advanced Planning Stage and a meeting of interested parties has been planned for early July. To View this Edition Click HERE

Weekly News 21/07/19

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Sacred Hospitality is our theme: as the letter to the Hebrews says: “remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”   True hospitality lies in two things: first the welcome, encouraging the stranger to enter the house and be at home there: secondly, the gift – not...

Weekly News 14/07/19

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Both first reading and Gospel today invite us to be “down to earth” about the Law of God. It’s very easy to become an “expert in religion” – knowing all the right answers, remembering all the right quotes, and so on. But for Moses and for Jesus, if God’s Law is to be kept anywhere,...

Weekly News 07/07/19

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The Gospel this Sunday begins immediately after the final verse in last Sunday’s Gospel.  After strong language about the difficulties of discipleship, Jesus immediately appoints 72 people to go ahead of him to every town and place he plans to visit, proclaiming that the Kingdom of God is at hand. He sends them in pairs. ...

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