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...

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...

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