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October month of Rosary

I would like to encourage all of us, all parishioners, to pray the rosary every day in the month of October. If you cannot commit to pray five decades per day then please pray at least one decade a day. I am honestly asking, please pray the rosary, and you will see how your life […]

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Love your difficult neighbours

We do not always find it easy and straightforward to love people who are next to us. We are not alone with this challenge. St Teresa, the Little Flower, admitted she needed to work on this area. She writes: “A sister in the community had the gift of irritating me in everything she did” At […]

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Mutual help to remain in God

Everyone deserves to know the truth about God and how God sees the way we should build our relationship with Him and with one another. All of these are revealed to us and we pass it on from generation to generation. St Paul, who was very determined to share the Gospel with all clarity and […]

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You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church

There is a link between confessing the faith by St Peter: ‘You are the Christ’ and the foundation of the Church by the Lord. It looks like Christ needed Peter and his faith. It also means that the supernatural grace is granted to the Church: “the gates of the underworld can never hold out against” […]

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

“God, the King of the universe, has granted you favours that surpass nature. As he kept you a virgin in childbirth, thus He has kept your body incorrupt in the tomb and has glorified it by His divine act of transferring it from the tomb.” Menaei Totius Anni, after Pius XII, Munificentissimus Deus.   At […]

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The new normal

As we gently ease ourselves back into the new normal, I have been contemplating my own journey during this lockdown. Being without the congregation I started to celebrate Mass always “Ad Orientem” (facing our Lord), as it was more natural (the Roman Missal normally allows both ways, but if the priest is on his own […]

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What are you are hungry for? 

The world, with all its proposals is trying hard to satisfy us and make us happy. There are some problems with that. It is quite obvious that the task is beyond our capacity. It is also obvious that there are deadly rules in this world as it is mortal and limited. We are, also, very […]

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The Loving Presence of God…..and how it works in us

We are called as Christians to love God and love our neighbour. We must hold them in our minds and hearts and love them through our actions. To start with, we need to accept in our hearts that “no one can serve two masters”. Who are these “masters” (kyrios in the Greek text). One is […]

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Do we crown Jesus, or the virus

The unusual circumstances require from us an adequate answer, but how to measure our response. We know that in order to love we need to have faith, be prudent, self-resistant and obedient, yet brave and generous. In the passage of the Gospel for today (Sunday, 21st) we are given very direct guidance: “Do not be […]

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