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. ...

Weekly News 30/06/19

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The Link between the First Reading and Gospel is not immediately apparent today, until you look at the “headings” which are always chosen “to make the connection between readings of the same Mass clear.” (Introduction to the Lectionary n.123.)  The “headings” present us with a simple picture today: a river of peace flowing out from...

Weekly News 23/06/19

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The Eucharist is not an invention of the Church: it is a part of God’s plan of salvation from the very beginning: it is prefigured in the Old Testament, seen today in the food offerings of Melchizedek, priest king of Jerusalem associated with Abraham, choose bread and wine as the offerings. It is also revealed...

Weekly News 16/06/19

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This Sunday is all about the “Divine Community” – in other words, the way in which our God is in himself a communion of love:  Father, Son and Spirit, distinct yet perfectly united – three persons, one God.  We hear of the perfect union between Father and Son, revealed in the mysterious poem of the...

Weekly News 02/06/19

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This is an unusual “in between” Sunday – in between the Lord’s return to the Father’s right hand at Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Church’s tradition is to spend this time ‘in between’ in prayer, as did Mary and the Apostles, waiting for the promised gift of the Spirit....

News & Views June 2019

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June is here once again and on the 23rd we have our Annual Summer Fair on the Parochial Centre Car Park from 11am to 1 pm.  Please come along and support the Parish and have some fun at the same time. To View this Edition Click HERE

Weekly News 26/05/19

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As Eastertide unfolds, we feel the power and influence of the Spirit growing. This is the Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, and the Spirit who brings the Church to birth at Pentecost. As we journey towards Pentecost – the climax of the Easter Season – we should be considering the presence of the...

Weekly News 19/05/19

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We are now closer to Ascension and Pentecost than Easter, but we are still in the Easter Season.  The readings this Sunday begin to move us along too, as once more we hear the Lord at the Last Supper preparing his disciples for his departure: he does this by giving them a rule to live...

Weekly News 12/05/19

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GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY  –  This is traditionally known as Good Shepherd Sunday, and is part of the continuing journey of Easter remember that Jesus is the Good Shepherd who both gives his life for his sheep and takes it up again.  His relationship with us, after the resurrection, is closer than we can imagine: through...

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