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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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Newsletter 04.11.18.

Dear Friends,

To love God is fundamental to our lives as Christians. Although it comes second love of our neighbour is for Jesus inseparable from the love of God.

We are planning to begin classes for First Communion preparation on

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Newsletter 03 11 2018

Dear Friends,

‘’What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asks the blind man. This question is put to every man and woman. In a world where so many desperately seek healing, meaning and purpose, there have always

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Newsletter 21.10.18.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel reminds us that ministry in the Church is about service not domination . True Christian greatness consists in serving others, not in playing the master. This was a lesson that James and John had to learn

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Newsletter 14.10.18.

 

Dear Friends,

‘What must I do to inherit eternal life?’ the man asks in the Gospel. Some people are not bothered about eternal life - they are only interested in this life! But for us it is a question

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