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Newsletter 13.01.19.

 

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and we will hear the alternative readings for Year C. The Gospel gives a dramatic and public revelation (epiphany) of who Jesus is: ‘You are my

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Newsletter 06.01.19.

 

Dear Friends,

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. While it is part of the celebration of Christmas it brings a new perspective to the mystery of the Incarnation. The birth of the Saviour was simple and humble

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Newsletter 30.12.18.

 

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Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family. The early years of the family of Jesus were not easy ones. Because of the menace of Herod they were forced to take refuge in Egypt. They then

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Newsletter 23.12.18.

 

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel reading tells the story of the Visitation - the meeting of two mothers-to-be. The Visitation completes and confirms the angel’s message and bears witness to the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit which is such

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Newsletter 16.12.18.

 

Dear Friends,

Today is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday - Rejoice! The readings and the psalm are full of positive rejoicing and reasons to rejoice. This is a reminder that we are fast approaching the climax of Advent: the celebration

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Newsletter 09.12.18.

 

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel focuses on John the Baptist. He tells the people that God is about to break into their lives. At a particular moment in the world’s history, while civil and religious powers ruled in their own

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Newsletter 02.12.18.

 

Dear Friends,

Today we begin the season of Advent, the time of preparation before we celebrate Christmas and the Incarnation. During this time the Church ‘re-reads and re-lives the great events of salvation history in the ‘today’ of her

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Newsletter 25.11.18.

Dear Friends,

Today’s readings show us different ways of seeing Christ as King so that we can grasp something of the reality of Jesus without using the language of political power. The exchange between Jesus and Pilate speaks in terms

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Newsletter 18.11.18.

Dear Friends,

This weekend and next the readings remind us that the world is passing away; it must pass away. False securities and shallow guarantees will not sustain us in times of strife and testing. God alone must be our

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Newsletter 11.11.18.

Dear Friends,

Our world is one of contrasts - extreme poverty and excessive wealth. The gilded life-style of the rich few is offset by the penury of the many. Today’s readings speak of the plight of widows. Both symbolically and

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