Parish Blog

+ Wednesday 1st July – Midweek Mass – and Year 4 students in the church

01 July 2020

Dear friends – (Cover image credit: Unsplash collection – picking up on the call of the prophet Amos in the first reading that we are to be creators of God’s justice )  – Today on Government advice the numbers permitted in churches are expanding – but at least for today we’ll do another online liturgy…

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+ Monday 29th June – Feast of Sts Peter and Paul – plus Refugee care invitation

29 June 2020

Dear friends – The content for this post has been kindly prepared by parishioners Kay Walker and Carol Burke. Sincere thanks to Kay and to Sue Mouthaan who spoke at our live stream Masses on the weekend of this parish opportunity to support refugees in this COVID time: Today is the day we celebrate the…

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+ Weekend Mass 27th-28th June – Thirteenth Sunday of ‘Ordinary Time’

27 June 2020

Greetings everyone and welcome to Mass for the 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time. ‘Hospitality’ is one of the background themes of this weekend’s liturgy – with the Old Testament’s example that’s also picked up by Jesus in the Gospel. The second reading helps us focus on our deep identity as baptised people which is a…

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+ THURS 25th JUNE – PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF CHURCH OPENING TIMES

24 June 2020

Dear friends – Please note that there is just one change from this week to the church opening times. On Thursdays, after 8.15am Mass, the church will be open for ONE HOUR for Prayer and Adoration – that is, until 9.45am. A brief holy communion service will be available at 9.15am during that Thursday Adoration…

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+ Wednesday 24th June – Midweek Mass – and Year 5 students in the church

24 June 2020

Dear friends – The image on the cover of our Parish Blog post today is a desert portion of the Jordan River. This is the birthday of John the Baptist in the cycle of our worship. No doubt this environment would’ve been very familiar to John, who, as we are told in today’s gospel, lived…

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+ Monday 22nd June – United Nations and Good News

22 June 2020

Dear friends – Happy final full week of June! Can you believe the year is just about half done? And what an unexpected year it’s been. Hearts and prayers for places and nations for whom COVID is on the exponential rise! I bumped into someone yesterday who told me she’d felt impatient with a couple…

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+ Weekend Mass 20th-21st June – Twelfth Sunday of ‘Ordinary Time’

20 June 2020

(cover image credit: Unsplash collection) REFUGEE WEEK reminds us that those fleeing their homes are real people After a series of weekend Masses with special feast day focuses all in a row – Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity and Corpus Christi – this weekend is simply back into the ordinary cycle. I always feel a bit positively…

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+ Wednesday 17th June – Midweek Mass online – and Year 1 children in the church

17 June 2020

Dear friends – Today in the church I’ve got the Year 1 parish school children and their wonderful teachers. The children are learning about baptism. So, below in the blog post, you’ll see the normal day’s readings for those leading the liturgy in their own homes. And in the meantime, I’ll have a simple liturgy…

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+ Monday 15th June – Demonstrations, Pope Francis and Time Magazine

15 June 2020

Dear friends – IS THE CHURCH BEING POLITICAL? In today’s Parish Blog post, I’ve reprinted the article from TIME MAGAZINE from a few days ago. It is a commentary on Pope Francis’ response to the ‘Black Lives Matter’ and associated demonstration movements currently sweeping the world. The article mentions Pope Francis’ concern about the violence…

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+ Weekend Mass 13th-14th June – Feast of Corpus Christi

13 June 2020

Welcome and Greetings everyone as we gather for Mass this weekend. Today we celebrate what’s known as the feast of CORPUS CHRISTI; the Latin words for BODY OF CHRIST. We celebrate that God is present with us in the Sacrament that we call the Eucharist – and we celebrate also that we can be Eucharist…

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