Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – UPDATE

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land – UPDATE Those booked to go on the parish pilgrimage will have received a letter from the tour operator.   We have asked him to give people the option to transfer their booking to 22-29 April next year. We would recommend this.  Father Mark and Father Joe will both lead...

Weekly News 26/07/2020

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What a gift it is, to be able to recognise the true value of things, and choose those which will last forever and bring us true happiness! Solomon, renowned for wisdom, is able to make the right choices when offered the chance to have anything he wants. What would we choose? The parable in the...

Weekly News 19/07/20

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There is no room in a good field for weeds and rubbish: so in the Kingdom of Heaven, there is no room for ‘all things that provoke offences, and all who do evil’. They must be got rid of, for the sake of the good wheat, for the sake of the good subjects of the...

Weekly News 12/07/2020

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The Gospel today is the beginning of a new section in Matthew, called ‘The Parabolic Discourse’ – a section of parables Jesus tells the crowd, which we will read over the next three weeks. A parable is a story with a hidden meaning: we can easily remember the story, and gradually the true meaning becomes...

News & Views July 2020

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The Month of July is dedicated to the Precious Blood. The feast of the Precious Blood of our Lord was instituted in 1849 by Pius IX, but the devotion is as old as Christianity. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought...

Weekly News 05/07/2020

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Todays Gospel in an answer to a very simple question: who is this Jesus we follow? What is he like? He tells us himself: he is gentle, and humble of heart.  There is a simplicity about this Gospel which speaks very clearly to tired hearts. Indeed, it is often the case that we overlook the...

Virtual Coffee Morning

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Virtual Coffee Morning Sunday 5th July 11 am via “ZOOM”.  Anyone who would like to join please email your address and mobile phone number to our host Rachel Ballard and she will send you an invitation to join.  Details should be emailed to rmbh36@yahoo.co.uk.  Any suggestions for discussion are welcome.

Weekly News 28/06/2020

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Peter and Paul are the two great heroes of the Apostolic Age ‑ Peter for leading the first Christian communities and binding them in unity, a role that springs from his profession of faith in Caesarea Philippi, and Paul for travelling throughout the Roman Empire as the Apostle to the Gentiles, ensuring that the Gospel...

Weekly News 21/06/2020

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Todays Gospel turns our thoughts to the strange phenomenon of persecution: throughout the history of mankind, the truth has been a commodity that often leads to persecution: the prophets of the Old Testament were attacked because of their message, as was the Lord Jesus himself. For his followers, the same may be true. The point...

Pastoral Letter from Bishop John 14/06/2020

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In this his 18th Pastoral Letter to the faithful of the diocese Bishop John addresses the challenges we have faced during the pandemic and how must all learn to think globally as we emerge from lockdown. To Download and read the Bishops Letter click HERE To listen to the Bishop Click HERE

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