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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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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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