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Newsletter 21.07.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel speaks to us about the importance of listening and also of serving. Both are necessary but listening - spending time with the Lord and pondering his words - is ‘the better part’. However meals also need

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Newsletter 14.07.19.

Dear Friends,

‘Who is my neighbour?’ the lawyer asks. He wants a clear ruling that would identify his neighbour. For him ‘neighbour’ meant a fellow Jew or believer. Instead Jesus tells him a story. The story contrasts legal requirements with

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Newsletter 07.07.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s reading from Isaiah is addressed to a people in exile from their home and culture. It assures them of the maternal care of God: ‘Like a son comforted by his mother will I comfort you’. In the

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Newsletter 30.06.19.

Dear Friends,

Today’s feast reminds us that to be a disciple is not about being strong or clever; the Lord only asks for our love. This is what both Peter and Paul show us, each in a different way. It

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Newsletter 23.06.19.

 

Dear Friends,

On this feast of Corpus Christi we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist to the Church. The second reading makes a clear link between the Last Supper and the sacrifice of Christ on Calvary (the Paschal Mystery).

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Newsletter 16.06.19.

 

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Today we celebrate the mystery of God himself, the Blessed Trinity. It is a mystery that can seem remote and impenetrable. But today’s readings reveal that God is personally engaged with humanity: a God who is leading

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Newsletter 09.06.19.

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Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit poured out on the apostles. It removes their fear and leads them into proclaiming the ‘marvels of God’. The long list of people from many different regions and nations

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Newsletter 02.06.19.

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Today’s Gospel is from the prayer of Jesus at the Last Supper. He prays for all who will follow him as disciples - this includes us. He is fully united to the Father and he prays that this

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Newsletter 26.05.19.

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The Sunday readings are already beginning to look towards Pentecost. In today’s Gospel reading Jesus promises the Holy Spirit who will teach the apostles all that they need to know in the future. By the time of the

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Newsletter 19.05.19.

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There is a sense of urgency in today’s first reading as Paul and Barnabus move from place to place encouraging the newly-founded Christian communities. In contrast, the second reading presents a timeless vision of the new Jerusalem descending

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