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A message from Fr John

Posted: 19 August 2020

A few different themes this morning. I was impressed that the BBC gave reasonable coverage throughout the day on the Pope’s statement regarding he possible vaccine for Covid-19

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 18 August 2020

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 18 August 2020

Good morning. I hope you’re well and safe. I managed to get a little fresh air yesterday and enjoy some greenery, trees and fields and mud.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 17 August 2020

Good morning - it’s good to be reminded that we live in Manchester - cold and wet August!

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 15 August 2020

Good morning - Happy Feast Day - an extra scoop of ice cream today, or an extra slice in your G&T. One of Our Lady’s traditional titles is ‘Queen of Peace’ and, Lord knows, we need her intercession more than ever these days.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 14 August 2020

The Prophet Micah was one of the minor prophets, active around 720 BC. Like other prophets he foresaw the destruction of Jerusalem and the scattering of Israel because of their infidelity

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 13 August 2020

Good morning. I thought that today we might reflect on Pope Francis’ teaching on the current crises facing humankind. (From ICN)

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 12 August 2020

Yesterday’s feast of St Clare and today’s of St Jane Frances de Chantal got me thinking about the role of women with the Church.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 11 August 2020

I came across a lovely little poem which helps one to put these strange times into a brighter context:

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 10 August 2020

Trying to understand the love of God is a lifetime's journey. How is it that the God who creates, calls into being, the great wonder which is our remarkable world can love each one of us - simply, uniquely and wholeheartedly?

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 09 August 2020

Good morning I hope you’re well and staying safe - please continue to wear face masks whenever necessary

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 08 August 2020

It’s in weather like this that one must surely turn to Gerard Manley Hopkins; his poem ‘Pied Beauty’ is so evocative of the wonders of God’s creation and our share in it.

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