Weekly News 02/05/2021

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Fifth 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...

Weekly News 25/04/2021

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Fourth Sunday of Easter This is traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the Gospel narratives (from John 10) read each year, in which Jesus talks of himself as the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his flock. A general “theme” to the Scriptures is the person of Jesus and what he has...

Weekly News 18/04/2021

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Third Sunday of Easter We continue to think about the Resurrection this week, from three different perspectives: the Gospel gives us another story of Jesus appearing to his disciples – this time the beautiful story of the meeting in Jerusalem, when Jesus proves he is alive and no ghost by eating some grilled fish: he...

Weekly News 11/04/2021

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Second Sunday of Easter After the joys and exuberance of Easter Sunday and Easter Week, we settle down into the longest Season in the Church’s Year – Eastertide. This period of fifty days is a time of sustained gladness, which comes through reading and reflecting on the Scriptures which describe the risen life of Jesus...

News & Views April 2021

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News & Views April 2021 Social Media has helped us stay connected to our friends and family more than ever since the spread of COVID-19 has caused widespread lockdowns and the enforcement of social distancing throughout the country.      Zoom Calls have become  the new normal for families and Schools and even for the...

Weekly News 04/04/2021

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Easter Sunday When the Word is proclaimed, it is real and active – the Lord is present, and what is described is, in a sense, happening now. On certain days this is made more obvious by the selection of scripture that refers to a particular time or day. Such a selection occurs this morning, when...

Holy Week Resources

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Holy Week Resources For those still at home and not attending Mass the Liturgy Office has prepared a service called “The Lord’s Day at Home”, based on the Sunday Scriptures, that you can pray on your own or with your family. It is particularly aimed at those not able to follow a Mass on the internet....

Weekly News 28/03/2021

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Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord On Palm Sunday the long reading of the Passion dominates the celebration, and in a sense its meaning is obvious.  Do not allow this, however, to detract from the other readings, which give the vital context necessary for understanding the Passion as more than just a long...

Weekly News 21/03/2021

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Fifth Sunday of Lent – Year B In the weeks of Lent so far we have followed God’s work of salvation: we have seen the Covenants he established with Noah, Abraham, Moses and the people of Israel after the return from Babylon. Now we come to one of the most significant parts of the Old...

Weekly News 14/03/2021

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Fourth Sunday of Lent – Year B There were two remarkable moments in the story of the Old Testament where God saved his people; one was in the escape from Egypt – we’ll keep that for the Easter Vigil. The other was the end of their second exile, this time in Babylon, which we hear...

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