Weekly News 13/06/2021

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B The key to today’s readings is the word “Covenant”. A Covenant is a solemn and bind­ing agreement between two parties, which es­tablishes the way in which each party will behave towards the other. It establishes rights and duties, and forges a new relationship be­tween two people or...

Weekly News 06/06/2021

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THE MOST HOLY BODY & BLOOD OF CHRIST The key to today’s readings is the word “Covenant”. A Covenant is a solemn and bind­ing agreement between two parties, which es­tablishes the way in which each party will behave towards the other. It establishes rights and duties, and forges a new relationship be­tween two people or...

News & Views June 2021

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News & Views June 2021 Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus  –  The Month of June is traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost.  In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected...

Weekly News 30/05/2021

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THE MOST HOLY TRINITY When the Church celebrates the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, it is an attempt to sum­marise the whole mystery of our God into one day. This is not just a “theological feast” ` but a feast which should speak to us of this simple fact of faith: the Father loves...

Pastoral Letter for Pentecost Sunday

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Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Lent from Bishop John A Pastoral Letter on the environment, prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales, for use in churches on 23 May 2021, Pentecost Sunday. To View and Download Bishop John’s Pastoral Letter Click HERE A recording of the Letter can be found HERE

Weekly News 23/05/2021

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Pentecost Sunday We arrive at the fiftieth day, the completion of the Easter Season, and the completion of the Paschal Mystery: the Lord has died, is risen, has ascended to heaven and now gives birth to his Church, by sending the Spirit upon the apostles. This feast of the gift of the Spirit is so...

Weekly News 16/05/2021

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Seventh Sunday of Easter The Apostles had a direct and overwhelming experience of the resurrection they were eyewitnesses to that event. Thanks to their authoritative testimony many people came to believe; from faith in the risen Lord, Christian communities were born and are born continually. We too, today, base our faith in the risen Lord...

Weekly News 09/05/2021

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Last week it was sheep: this week, the vine. Jesus offers us another (agricultural) image to explain the mystery of his offering of himself, and our belonging to him, our being part of him, which comes about through the sacrament of Baptism. This is, as was stated earlier, the period of...

CAFOD’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis in India

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CAFOD’s Response to the Coronavirus Crisis in India As coronavirus brings devastation across India, CAFOD is working with experienced local Church agency, Caritas India, to provide vital support to poor and marginalised communities.  Donations to CAFOD’s Coronavirus Appeal will help Caritas India distribute PPE kits to frontline health workers, promote COVID & vaccine awareness campaigns,...

News & Views May 2021

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News & Views May 2021 THE ORIGINS OF THE ROSARY  –     There is debate about the historical origins of the rosary. Legend has it that St Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order, received a vision from Mary who handed him rosary beads, but there are indications that Christians were using rosary beads to pray...

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