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Newsletter 02.09.18.

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Today’s readings all speak about the Word of God. In the Old Testament it is revealed in the Law that God gave his people to set them apart from their pagan neighbours and to give them moral guidance.

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Newsletter 26.08.18.

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Today’s Gospel narrates the desertion of many of Jesus’ disciples. Will the Twelve also leave him? Significantly it is Peter who rallies the others and commits the twelve to Jesus: ‘Lord, who shall we go to?’ There may

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Newsletter 19.08.18.

 

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The reading from the book of Wisdom is pure invitation: all are invited to the feast including the ignorant and the foolish. There is a clear link with the Gospel where Jesus also invites using challenging words:

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Newsletter 12.08.18.

 

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Today’s first reading is about the prophet Elijah who has given up all hope. But when angels provide food and drink he is able to continue his journey. There is here a link with the manna which

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Newsletter 05.08.18.

 

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Today’s Gospel reading continues from last Sunday. The people seek out Jesus because they want more ‘signs’ as well as free food! Jesus speaks to them of food that lasts forever. They ask what they must do

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Newsletter 29.07.18.

 

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For the next five Sundays we turn from St Mark’s Gospel to that of St John. The overall theme is Jesus the Bread of Life. The multiplication of the food offered by the small boy is in

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Newsletter 22.07.18.

 

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In today’s first reading Jeremiah tells his hearers that the Lord himself will be their shepherd. This is the background to the Gospel reading when Jesus took pity on the people ‘because they were like sheep without

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Newsletter 08.07.18.

 

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We all like to see results. But it doesn’t always happen. It didn’t happen to Ezekiel who was not able to persuade Israel to turn back to the Lord. Paul had to contend with insults and hardships

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Newsletter 01.07.18.

 

 

 

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One of the greatest challenges to Christians is reconciling our faith in a good God with the reality of evil and suffering. Our faith does not offer a neat philosophical answer to suffering and evil.

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Newsletter 24.06.18.

 

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Today we celebrate the feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist. John is mentioned in all the Gospels as setting the stage for Jesus. He is a prophet in the Old Testament tradition - one

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