Tuesday December 12th 2017

‘Parish Priest’ Archives

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 10th December 2017

Some years ago, in 2009, Pope Benedict XVI, shared some aspects of his meditations on the meaning of Advent with those who had gathered for the First Vespers of Advent. He spoke of Advent being a powerful liturgical season. For Benedict, Advent invites us to pause in [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 3rd December 2017

Thinking our Way into Advent  Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas. The secular world starts celebrating Christmas earlier and earlier. Christmas specials start appearing as early as September in some shops and Black Friday is seen as being the first of the [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 26th November 2017

In our second reading at Mass today, St Paul sees in his mind’s eye Jesus Christ handing over the kingdom to God the Father at the end of time. The kingdom is not something to be piously hoped for as a future gift, something that drops out of nowhere when the end of the [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 19th November 2017

Continued from last week – Published in The Tablet (an international Catholic publication) GRASSROOTS  THEOLOGY – SEAN WALES  One difficulty we encountered was one-off appearances at some meetings of people with one agenda.  One parishioner only came to one of the [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 12th November 2017

As you know, for some years now we have had a “theological circle” in the parish.   Recently we worked our way through Pope Francis’ Exhortation, The Joy of Love.  I wrote up an account of how our Theological Circle works and of our reflections on The Joy of [Read More]

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