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A message from Fr John

Posted: 07 August 2020

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 16: 24 - 28 when Jesus says to his disciples, ‘If any one wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me’.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 06 August 2020

We must continue to pray for the people of Beirut; so many people killed and injured and so many more made homeless - the impact is too horrific to imagine.

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Caritas Vacancies

Posted: 06 August 2020

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 05 August 2020

Such sad news from Lebanon, a country which has seen more than its fair share of sadness for too long. For many years it had been a model of co-existence - Christians and moslems had somehow managed to share power, and the country had been reasonably prosperous.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 04 August 2020

Today is the feast of St John Vianney, the Cure of Ars. He was a parish priest during the revival of the French church after the ravages of the revolution; known for his simplicity and holiness, he is the Patron Saint of diocesan priests.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 03 August 2020

I hope you managed to do some ‘nature observation’ - let us know how it went. For myself I tried digging over a few patch in the garden and mowing a small lawn. My observation ids that cut grass smells wonderful and my back aches.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 02 August 2020

Did you manage to print off The Lord’s Day at Home for delivery to those who can’t get on the email list or use the internet for zoomed Mass - if so, many thanks.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 01 August 2020

I’m sure that, like me, you were disappointed but not surprised at the re-imposition of a lockdown just when we were somehow getting used to the idea of things being a little easier.

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Parish Donations

Posted: 01 August 2020

The normal offertory cash donations and the offertory envelope scheme continue to be suspended owing to the Covid 19 lock-down situation.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 31 July 2020

I wonder if we might continue to reflect on our journey towards becoming a Laudato Si parish. There are some tremendous ideas on the webpage ourcommonhome.org.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 30 July 2020

One of our parishioners sent the lyrics of this song by JP Cooper. It brings to mind, for me, the sense of isolation that some people must feel these days and our capacity to reach out to them, holding them in our prayers and actions - even a simple phone call or a wave or even the old-fashioned thing of a letter.

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A message from Fr John

Posted: 29 July 2020

Good morning - do you think it will warm up today? I see our government is encouraging us to be healthy - rightly so - but I’m cautious of bike riding on the A6.

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