Category Archives: Cycle C – The Year of Luke 2016

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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13th Sunday of the Year

Give Thanks to the Lord for he is good for his love has no end. A diamond jubilee is a moment of great celebration, so Happy Jubilee St Thomas More Parish and congratulations on 60 years of Catholic witness here … Continue reading

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12th Sunday of the Year

First Holy Communion Day Comprehending the presence of Our Lord in the Sacrament of Holy Communion is a life’s work. This task begins this weekend for ten of our children and our prayers and thoughts are with them as they … Continue reading

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11th Sunday of the Year

For I have greatly sinned The story which forms the background to today’s first reading is one of the most infamous in the Old Testament. It is the story of David’s adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite, … Continue reading

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10th Sunday of the Year

When the Lord saw her… We’ve come back to the Ordinary Sunday’s of the year and we pick up the gospel of Luke with the story of the raising of the widow of Nain’s son. It is a story unique … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi

Bodies of Christ. Our bodies in a way define who we are. They are our interface with the world. We may be large or small, fat or thin, fair skinned or dark, blue eyed or brown eyed. It is often … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

Belonging One of the things that we try and encourage and emphasise about our faith is the sense of belonging which we feel and experience as we live our lives alongside each other. It is an essential element of being … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday

The Spirit of Freedom As you know after this Sunday, the day of Pentecost, the Church returns to the Ordinary Sundays of the year. We are thus returning to read the gospel of Luke, our evangelist for this year, which … Continue reading

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The Ascension

A Happy Departure A careful reading of chapter 20 of St John’s Gospel (which in reality is the last chapter of his Gospel) will disclose the following: Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday and appeared to Mary Magdalena … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Easter

The sign of peace… a peace the world cannot give. In what way do we understand the word peace? I suppose context is everything and so like everything else circumstances and situations are paramount. We might say that peace is … Continue reading

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