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Newsletter 10.11.19.

Dear Friends,

In today’s second reading St Paul tells us that the Lord is faithful. No matter what happens he will not abandon us. He will give us strength, protect us from every form of evil and will keep us

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Newsletter 03.11.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel tells the story of another tax-collector. Zachaeus opens his house and his heart to Jesus and this encounter is a turning point in his life.

The Journey in Faith course begins today at 5 pm in

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Newsletter 27.10.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel is a school of prayer. Jesus tells us that we learn to pray, not necessarily from the religious person but the sinner. Prayer is about God and how I stand before God - in truth and

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Newsletter 20.10.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel is about the need to pray continually. St John Henry Newman once wrote, ‘Prayer is to the spiritual life what the beating of the pulse and the drawing of the breathy are to the life of

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Newsletter 13.10.19.

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Today’s Gospel reminds us of the importance of saying Thank You! This is true in our daily lives: it is also true in our prayer life. The greatest Thank You prayer is the Eucharist - the word means

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Newsletter 06.10.19.

Dear Friends,

On October 2nd, we celebrated the Feast Day of our Guardian Angels. “Guardian Angel” is one of Blessed John Henry Newman’s hymn poems, written after he established The Oratory of St Philip Neri in England. Blessed Newman calls

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Newsletter 29.09.19.

 

Dear Friends,

CAFOD Harvest Family Fast Day - Friday 4th October. No one should be beyond reach of the love and support they need to thrive.  This Harvest Family Fast Day CAFOD invites us to fast, pray and give

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Newsletter 22.09.19.

Dear Friends,

It’s great to be in the parish again this year (my fourth year doing this), whilst Fr James takes a well-deserved break. Firstly, it’s pleasing to see that England is getting a little better at cricket (thanks to

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Newsletter 15.09.19.

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In today’s Gospel St Luke addresses the tensions in the early Church. Some in the brotherhood had problems mixing with converts with a pagan background and did not accept them as true Christians. Luke is saying that any

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Newsletter 08.09.19.

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Today’s Gospel contains the call to radical renunciation: the giving up of possessions, family and personal ambition. How are we to understand this? To this day some take the call literally - members of religious orders who give

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