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NEWSLETTER 05.04.20

Holy Week 2020

Over the years I have I have taken part in the ceremonies of Holy Week in different settings: in the Liverpool parish where I grew up, in the Benedictine abbey where I spent 20 years, in parishes …

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NEWSLETTER 29.03.20

Dear friends, as you know our churches are now closed. However the real Church is made up of all of us, the Body of Christ. We may not be able to gather for the celebration of Mass but we are …
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Newsletter 22.03.20.

Dear Friends,

The situation in the country and in our parishes has changed dramatically since last weekend. Our bishops have given us clear directives which we will follow. There will be no public services including Sunday and weekday Mass in

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Newsletter 15.03.20.

Dear Friends,

Today’s Gospel is the meeting of Jesus with the Samaritan woman. It centres around the well and the water the woman has come to fetch. Water is a symbol of the fulness of life which Jesus offers to

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Newsletter 08.03.20.

Dear Friends,

In today’s Gospel we hear the story of the Transfiguration. It is a moment which offers promise and hope for the disciples - and it is given to us as we, like Abraham, step out in faith, trusting

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Newsletter 01.03.20.

Dear Friends,

Today’s 1st reading describes the first encounter of human beings with evil. St Paul sees Jesus as the new Adam who confronts evil and overcomes it by the sacrifice of himself on the Cross. We are already looking

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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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