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Newsletter 23.02.20.

Dear Friends,

This week, on Ash Wednesday, we begin the Church’s season of Lent. Each year we set aside this period of spiritual renewal and refreshment when we prepare ourselves to renew our lives in general and our baptismal

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Newsletter 16.02.20.

Dear Friends,

St Paul writes of the ‘hidden wisdom of God. This is a wisdom that is far greater than any human wisdom. It is revealed in the scriptures but above all in the person and the words of Jesus.

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Newsletter 09.02.20.

 

 

Dear Friends,

In today’s Gospel we hear part of the Sermon on the Mount. The teaching of Jesus is clear and direct. The images of salt and light are simple and easy to understand - salt without taste

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Newsletter 02.02.20

Dear Friends,

Today’s feast of the Presentation of the Lord is also called Candlemass. Forty days after Christmas Jesus meets with the Father in the Temple and makes the traditional offerings. He also meets people of faith - Simeon and

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Newsletter 26.01.20.

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Jesus begins his ministry in Galilee which had a mixed and pagan culture. He begins to call his disciples. They respond to his call and leave their homes and jobs because they recognise in him someone special. It

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Newsletter 19.01.20.

 

 

Dear Friends,

The readings this weekend focus on the Incarnation. In today’s Gospel John the Baptist appears as a witness to what has been revealed to him about Jesus. ‘He is the Chosen One of God’. Our faith

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Newsletter 12.01.20.

 

 

Dear Friends,

Today we recall the Baptism of Jesus which is recorded in all three Synoptic Gospels. Only Matthew includes the exchange between John and Jesus before his baptism. Jesus insists on receiving John’s baptism, not because he

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Newsletter 05.01.20.

 

 

Dear Friends,

For many in our society Christmas ends on 26th December. But for Christians Christmas celebrations continue up to today’s feast - the Epiphany. This is a very ancient feast; in fact it was the original celebration

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Newsletter 29.12.19.

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Today is the feast of the Holy Family. Our images of this family can be cosy and domestic. The reality was very different. For this family violence and death were a threat from the very beginning: flight and

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Newsletter 22.12.19.

Dear Friends,

Today, the fourth Sunday of Advent, brings us close to the feast of Christmas. The opening lines of today’s Gospel sound ordinary enough: ‘This is how Jesus Christ came to be born’. But they describe an extraordinary event

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