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A message from Fr John

Posted: 01 October 2020

Today’s Gospel is Luke 10: 13 - 16 As we read it we wonder what it must have felt like to the apostles to have heard their home towns condemned fairly brutally.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 30 September 2020

The commission that we’ve been waiting for in some form - Jesus sends the disciples out in pairs on the mission. They are to be missionary disciples. They are to go to all those places that he himself wants to visit. They are pathfinders.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 29 September 2020

Today’s Gospel is Luke: 9:  57 - 62 Having set his face towards Jerusalem, Jesus needs companions who have that same capacity.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 28 September 2020

Jesus is having to make the difficult decision to walk towards Jerusalem - he has to be resolute; he has to ‘set his face’ - but there are a couple of obstacles.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 27 September 2020

What is prayer like for you? Could it be a time of exploration and discovery? Following on from yesterday, is it a time for listening and hearing?

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 26 September 2020

As I indicated in yesterday’s newsletter, the starting point of any retreat is the willingness to give time. The second is to ask for the grace of being able to listen - to listen to oneself, to others for sure and there begin to listen to God speaking to us.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 24 September 2020

As it’s getting a little cooler these days, there’s a temptation to put the fire on or turn up the central heating - we have to do it to stay warm, of course

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 23 September 2020

Good morning - getting cooler and darker for sure. Thank you for thinking about Cafod’s Harvest Fast Day

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 22 September 2020

As we saw yesterday, Cafod’s Harvest Fast Day is coming up and I know they are depending on support from parishes especially in these times of the pandemic which has hit countries across the world far more so than ours.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 21 September 2020

What news! It’s a solid reminder to all os to keep safe for our own sake and for the sake of the people we care for. Please.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 20 September 2020

Today is the Feast of St Matthew for whom I have a special affection being the title of my old parish where I grew up and from which I was ordained.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 19 September 2020

As you know, we’re in the Season of Creation - a time to ponder and pray about our relationship with our God-given world and all it entails, all it encompasses.

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