Weekly News 06/12/2020

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Second Sunday of Advent Year B Throughout the first three weeks of Advent our focus is very clearly on the Second Coming of the Lord – not so much on the run up to Christmas (until the last week). If we view Advent as a preparation for Christmas these readings will make little sense –...

News & Views December 2020

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News & Views December 2020 The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8. The first 2 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time and are represented by the liturgical colour green. The next 22 days fall during the liturgical season of Advent...

Weekly News 29-11-2020

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First Sunday of Advent Year B Advent opens with a great cry, and a great promise: “Oh that you would tear the heavens open and come down!” is the cry, of a people who need God. “…The master is coming” is the promise, not to breed fear, but to answer our cry. Advent begins, not...

The Right To Pray Together In A Crisis

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Diocese of Salford The Right To Pray Together In A Crisis Places of worship are essential.  Acts of communal worship should be allowed in them in any future Lockdown or tiered system of restrictions. We recognise that the current national measures are a matter of public health.  They  are to promote the flourishing, well-being and...

Preparing the Way – Advent at Home Resources

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Preparing the Way – Advent at Home Resources Advent is the liturgical season that precedes and prepares us for Christmas. It is a season of hope and of longing, of joyful expectation and of peaceful preparation. Advent is that time of the year when we look forward in eager anticipation for his return in glory...

Weekly News 22/11/2020

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OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE Shepherd-King o’er mountain steep, homeward guide thy wand’ring sheep.” This hymn which we will probably sing today captures the readings perfectly: our King is not a cruel tyrant or despot, but a shepherd who loves his flock, who would (and did) give his life for them. Love...

Weekly News 15/11/2020

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time We must be very careful that the real point of today’s first reading is not washed away in genuine concerns over what one can and cannot say about the responsibilities of spouses. This is not, in fact, a recipe for ‘the perfect wife’, but an illustration, from one age, of...

Weekly News 08/11/2020

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Watch early for wisdom”: wise words, and ones that the foolish bridesmaids of the Gospel should have taken to heart. This is the ultimate in ‘putting off till tomorrow…’, since the reading is about the end of time, when the Son of Man will come again. Then there will be no tomorrow. If a thing...

Open for Private Prayer

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Open for Private Prayer Arrangements are now in place for our Church to be open for Private Prayer with adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11.00am until 12.00 noon. This will start on Monday 9th November.   Please maintain social distancing and follow the instructions from the stewards when attending. There...

News & Views November 2020

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News & Views November 2020 The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2.   With the exception of the last two days, the entire month of November 2020 falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This...

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