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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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Fourth Sunday of the Year

How Happy are you? Apparently not very if you were born after 1957. Why? Well believe it or not, according to researchers at Warwick University, 1957 was the happi- est year in the UK of the last century. So perhaps … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of the Year

Beginning the Journey with Matthew This year of 2017, will see us walk our pathway of discipleship with Matthew as our evangelist. The three yearly cycle of the Lectionary is a treasure, since it allows our minds to develop a … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of the Year

The Chosen One of God. It is perhaps one of the great unanswered questions: Can we ever know what was in the mind of Jesus? How did he understand what he was undertaking? The Church has of course contemplated this … Continue reading

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08.01.2016 Epiphany

What then can I bring him?  Christina Rosetti’s well-loved carol, from which the line above comes, always manages to bring a lump to the throat when we sing it. I think it’s because the words seem to transport us to … Continue reading

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Mary Mother of God- 2nd Week of Christmas

JUST A THOUGHT Thinking of the Family With Christmas day falling on a Sunday our liturgical antennae may have gone a bit askew. Ordinarily the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas would be the Feast of the Holy Family. But … Continue reading

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