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Blessed John Henry Newman. October is always a very special month.  There are so many different strands to October in relation to the prayer themes. ...

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Month of October – Our Lady of the Rosary Mary’s Rose Garden – The Rosary This month we focus upon the Holy Rosary.  We are...

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Holy Archangels This Saturday, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael the Archangels. Saint Michael is the Prince of the Heavenly...

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The Holy Cross of Jesus “(Jesus) emptied Himself to assume the condition of a slave, and became as men are: and being as all men...

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Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time Jesus said to the disciples, “You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a...

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Fifteenth week in ordinary time The Mission of the Twelve Disciples…and our Mission too! “Jesus instructed them to take nothing for the journey except a...

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Sea Sunday This coming Sunday will be Sea Sunday.  This is a special day of prayer and reflection as...

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13th Week in Ordinary Time. “Do not be afraid; only have faith.” Mark 5:36 These words from the Lord come during a dramatic episode in...

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The calming of the storm: “…He (Jesus) woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea ‘Quiet now! Be calm! And the wind...

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11th Week in Ordinary Time Jesus said “This is what the Kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land.  Night and...

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Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus In one of the Gospel readings we read about the story of the widow of Nain whose son...

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. (Corpus Christi) “And as they were eating, he took some bread, and...

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Pentecost Sunday “When Pentecost day came around, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Jesus said “As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you.  Remain in My love. A man can have...

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Fifth week of Easter Jesus said “Make your home in Me, as I make Mine in you. As a branch cannot bear fruit all by...

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Third week of Easter We are now in the third week of Easter.  Between now and the Ascension of Jesus we will continue to hear...

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Holy Week “His state was divine, yet Christ Jesus did not cling to His equality with God, but emptied Himself to assume the condition of...

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Fifth Week of Lent – Passiontide We are now entering into the final two weeks of Lent.  This is also known within the Church as...

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Fourth Week of Lent – Laetare Sunday We are now beginning the fourth week of Lent. This Sunday, it will be the fourth Sunday of...

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This Sunday marks the Third Sunday of Lent. We are now halfway through our Lenten journey. This week our Gospel comes from St John’s Gospel...

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The Transfiguration of Jesus “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all...

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Ash Wednesday and Lent This week marks the beginning of the Holy Season of Lent.  It is a time of prayer, fasting and charitable giving...

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Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas) Tomorrow, 2nd February, is the feast of Candlemas or the Presentation of the Lord. “When the time came for their...

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Racial Justice Sunday 2018 Yesterday the Church commemorated Racial Justice Sunday.  On this day as part of the normal celebration of Mass all Catholics were...

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Christian Unity Week 2018 On Thursday this week, it was the start of Christian Unity Week.  This is an annual event of eight days (an...

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The Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after His own Baptism was at prayer,...

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Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Some wise men came to Jerusalem from the East. ‘Where is the Infant King of the Jews?’ they...

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Nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ ‘……..she gave birth to a son; and named Him Jesus.’  Matthew 1:25 The Day of Joy has arrived! Jesus...

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Fourth Week of Advent ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary, ‘Let what you have said be done to me.’  Luke 1:38 Are...

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Third week of Advent “I exult for joy in the Lord, my soul rejoices in my God.”  Isaiah 61:10 At the weekend, we began the...

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Second Sunday of Advent & Second Week in Advent “Someone is shouting in the desert, ‘Get the road ready for the Lord; make a straight...

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Last Week of Ordinary Time Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe The King will reply, “I tell you, whenever you did this for...

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“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have shown you can be faithful in small things, and I will trust you with greater; come and...

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Remembrance 2017  “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13 (ESV) These words of Jesus, spoken...

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Month of November “It is a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins” (2 Maccabees 12:46)....

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Our Lady of Fatima Centenary This weekend, the Church commemorates 100 years since the apparitions of Our Blessed Lady, Mary the Mother of Jesus at...

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This week we commemorate the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, Archangels and all Holy Guardian Angels. As we continue on our journey through...

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24th Week in Ordinary Time “Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1 Last...

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Our Lady of Sorrows “And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many...

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Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time Jesus said to the disciples, “You must come away to some lonely place all by yourselves and rest for a...

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What you sow, you reap!  Jesus said; “…the one who received the seed in rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands...

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The cost of Discipleship- 13th Week in Ordinary Time Jesus said, “Anyone who prefers father or mother to me is not worthy of me.  Anyone...

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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles. “You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church. I will give you the keys...

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Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Jesus said to the Jews: ‘I am the living bread which has...

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  The Most Holy and Blessed Trinity Jesus said, “When the Spirit of Truth comes, He will lead you to the complete truth, since He...

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Pentecost Sunday When Pentecost day came around, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind...

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Sixth Sunday of Easter Jesus said “If you love me you will keep my commandments.  I shall ask the Father, and He will give you...

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Fifth Week of Easter Jesus said to His disciples: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in Me.  There...

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Fourth Sunday of Easter: We are half way through the joyful season of Easter.  Sunday just passed, was the Fourth Sunday of Easter and is...

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Third week of Easter. As we continue through our Easter journey, we will encounter many accounts of the Resurrection of Jesus and in particular His...

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