Category Archives: Cycle C – The Year of Luke

23rd Sunday of the Year

Stepping out once more So once more we are about to begin another chapter in the volume which is the life and times of the Parish of St Thomas More. Having reached the age of sixty and celebrated our Diamond … Continue reading

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22nd Sunday of the Year

Keep thinking of the Beatitudes If we are true to the calling which we have received from Jesus, then the little parable which Jesus tells in today’s gospel should be a lesson in providing a sobering reminder for us of … Continue reading

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21st Sunday of the Year

A Message for each one of us How do we think about the gospel? How much do we know about it? How aware are we of what it says to us? As practising Christians these questions are I believe important. … Continue reading

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20th Sunday of the Year

Assumed This weekend we keep the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. This ancient tradition of the Church provides us with a deep insight about our own hopes that God calls us into his own … Continue reading

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19th Sunday of the Year

Has the door already been locked and the key thrown away? There are all sorts of messages and hints in today’s gospel and we’re only reading the shortened version! Take a look in your missal for the full offering and … Continue reading

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18th Sunday of the Year

Will you say a mass please Fr.? We were all I’m sure, both shocked and horrified by the murder of Fr Jacques Hamel during mass in his Church at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Rouen. An elderly priest celebrating mass with a small … Continue reading

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17th Sunday of the Year

Teaching us to pray The lesson from the scripture today seems clear enough. In the passage from the Book of Genesis we hear a long discussion between Abraham and God over the fate of the people of Sodom and Gomorrah … Continue reading

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16th Sunday of the Year

A familiar family spat or something a bit deeper? We have as ever, to be very careful when we read the gospel because it is easy to lose sight of the vital message which rests at its heart: the golden … Continue reading

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15th Sunday of the Year

Getting to know your neighbour Change is never an easy reality to handle. Most of us are creatures of habit, established over many years of careful application. When something happens which threatens that stability our first reaction is naturally to … Continue reading

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14th Sunday of the Year

Let’s listen to the Gospel Well there is certainly plenty going at the moment. What with the vote in the referendum and the result to leave the EU and the turmoil at the top of the Tory and Labour Parties, … Continue reading

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