Weekly News 20/09/2020

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time We can never hope fully to understand God: especially God’’s generosity. We are very good at working out who is deserving of good fortune and who is not – unfortunately for us, God’s gifts go to those God chooses, not those we choose. An example is forgiveness: those who have...

Weekly News 13/09/2020

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24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus tells a dramatic story in the Gospel, to make a very important point: the desperate need in our world for forgiveness and reconciliation. How many chances do we give each other ? As many as seven ? How often do we shut doors on people, even family and friends,...

Weekly News 06/09/20

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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time No man is an island…” How true this is for those who follow Christ: each of us has responsibilities towards each other, based on our ‘debt of mutual love’. When we see wickedness and wrongdoing, then because of our privileged position of following the Lord Jesus, we have a duty...

News and Views September 2020

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During the month of September there are a number Feast Days or Memoria devoted to Our Lady. 8th The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 12th The Most Holy Name of Mary, 15th Our Lady of Sorrows, 24th Our Lady of Walsingham.  This Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows grew in popularity in the 12th...

Weekly News 30/08/2020

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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A A quick glance at last week’s Gospel reveals the interesting development of the story: last week, we heard Peter proclaiming that Jesus was the Messiah, and being given authority as a result. This week, Peter gets it wrong: he is rebuked by the Lord because he does...

Weekly News 23/08/2020

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21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A There is a very simple theme to this Sunday’s readings: it is the principle of authority in the community of the Church: we are introduced to the idea that God gives authority to someone in the first reading, where Shebna is dismissed by God and replaced. This...

Weekly News 16/08/2020

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary This great feast is a twin to the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Then, if you recall, the preface of the Mass contained these words: “Christ is the beginning, the head of the Church; where he has gone, we hope to follow.” Today we celebrate the...

Weekly News 09/08/2020

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A How does God reveal himself to us? Most of the time, in precisely the way we do not expect! This is what happened to Elijah: we expect God – all-powerful, almighty – to appear in dramatic effects of nature; but no, God is in a gentle breeze....

News & Views August 2020

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August is Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Historically, devotion to the Heart of Mary grew up in parallel, but at a lesser intensity than that of devotion to the Heart of Jesus, only starting to become more prominent during the time of St John Eudes. John Eudes was born in 1601 in Normandy,...

Weekly News 02/08/2020

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Divine providence is a wonderful thing: God is so generous with his creation (it is human greed that denies some their rightful share). The Kingdom of God is the time and place when this vision will be fully realised, when all who wish may ‘come to the water’, when all who are hungry may ‘eat...

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