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NEWSLETTER 31.05.20

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9th Week in Ordinary Time 2020 

Today is the feast of Pentecost. The disciples were in lockdown, isolated and imprisoned in their fear. The Spirit of God gave them the courage to go our …

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NEWSLETTER 24.05.20

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7th Week of Easter 2020 

In today’s Gospel St John records the prayer of Jesus before his passion and death. It is best seen against the background of the Prologue to the Gospel. This …

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NEWSLETTER 17.05.20

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6th Week of Easter 2020 

In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks of his imminent departure – next Thursday is the feast of the Ascension. He tells us ‘I will not leave you orphans’, words that …

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NEWSLETTER 10.05.20

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5th Week of Easter 2020

Today’s Gospel tells us that to follow Jesus is to find our way to the presence of God. Jesus himself is that way, as he says. He is also the …

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NEWSLETTER 03.05.20

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4th Week of Easter 2020

In this Sunday’s Gospel Jesus condemns the religious leaders who claimed to be shepherds of the people as ‘thieves and brigands’.  He is a shepherd who knows his sheep, …

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NEWSLETTER 26.04.02

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 3rd Week of Easter 2020

 Today’s Gospel gives the account of the disciples who come to recognise Jesus on the road to Emmaus. The event looks back at the feeding of the

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NEWSLETTER 19.04.02

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 LOW SUNDAY 2020

 This Sunday, the first after Easter, is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday. 

The story of Thomas and his need for evidence is told in today’s Gospel reading and

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NEWSLETTER 12.04.20

EASTER 2020

Easter is a time for hope. In this difficult time we hold fast to our faith and we reach out to others in charitable love. But our hearts and spirits yearn for hope. This is the prayer of

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NEWSLETTER 05.04.20

Holy Week 2020

Over the years I have I have taken part in the ceremonies of Holy Week in different settings: in the Liverpool parish where I grew up, in the Benedictine abbey where I spent 20 years, in parishes …

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NEWSLETTER 29.03.20

Dear friends, as you know our churches are now closed. However the real Church is made up of all of us, the Body of Christ. We may not be able to gather for the celebration of Mass but we are …
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