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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Our life’s journey; The Way, the Truth and the Life The first part of today’s gospel is often read a funerals and indeed it is actually specified to be read at any reception liturgy for the deceased person the night … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Easter

Walking to Emmaus Today’s gospel is perhaps the most beautiful of all the resurrection narra- tives. Each time it is read, it manages to capture the imagination in a new and different way, so as to penetrate our minds as … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday 2017

The Great Week We are now entering into what is the greatest week in the Christian calen- dar. We call it Holy Week and it is as if as Christians we enter a sort of parallel universe alongside what is … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Lent

Lazarus Come Out This weekend we read the third of the three great Lenten gospels from St John—the raising of Lazarus. Like the story of the Good Samaritan, the story of the raising of Lazarus is one that has managed … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Light of Faith Last week as we read the story of the woman at the well we shared in a person’s personal journey of an awakening of faith and of coming to an understanding about how the things which … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent

Gospel Drama Over the next three weekends ,we will read from the Gospel of John. The stories we will hear are the Woman at the Well, the man born blind and the raising of Lazarus. They are long gospels, which … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Lent

Into the Second Week Last week we were in the wilderness, this week we are up on a high mountain – what a contrast. I’m not very good at heights myself, prefer- ring to keep my feet well and truly … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent

The Season of Lent We have begun the Season of Lent, and what are the thoughts which fill our minds? Many and various I presume, but we are called upon to focus our thoughts in a particular way in this … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday of the Year

Ready for Lent? Thinking about discipleship… As you know, for the last few weeks, our Sunday Gospels have been com- ing from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ great set piece sermon where he sets out the obligations and duties … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday of the Year

Perfection Some of you may remember the Olympic Games of Montreal in 1976 and a young 14 year old Romanian gymnast by the name of Nadia Comaneci. She scored the first ever perfect 10 in the history of the gymnastics … Continue reading

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