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A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 31st December 2017

Last week we left Pope Benedict XVI’s Midnight Mass homily where he had shown that God came to us in Jesus in simplicity. Not only as a small child who could not be feared but only loved. But also in that Jesus ‘abbreviated’ the Word by showing us its deeper [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 24th December 2017

Some years ago I heard Pope Benedict XVI’s first Christmas homily and it spoke very deeply to me. So deeply, in fact, that I got a copy and read it around this time every year. So I thought I would share it with you this Christmas over the next two weeks. The message of [Read More]

A WORD FROM YOUR PARISH PRIEST 17th December 2017

We have all at some time or another seen the moon on a day when moon-set is late — the moon is just visible in the sky in the morning even though the sun has come up and is bright in the sky. The moon is much dimmed by the power of the sun’s magnificent [Read More]

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]


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