During the ‘Year of Faith’ Pope Benedict XVI asked all Catholics to reflect on their faith as a process of renewal. During the Year of Faith we concentrated on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a product of the Second Vatican Council.
As a Parish we will continue to reflect on the readings and teachings of the Church. We will look at what they mean for us, and how they can help us in our daily lives.
Today in this Mass we celebrate our vocation to be apostles, heralds of the gospel in our world, in words and actions, channels of the peace and mercy which God gives to us through the risen Jesus Christ our Lord whose cross we bear. As Paul reminds us in today’s second reading, our apostolate involves […]
The Church is now in what we call Ordinary Time. The green vestments worn at Mass remind us that God’s love is ever present just like the evergreen trees we see in nature. There is nothing ‘ordinary’ about the presence of God at work in our daily lives. We do catch glimpses of the extra-ordinary […]
First Reading (Jer 23:1-6). This first reading gives examples of people who failed the Lord in living out his values, and it reminds us that everyone who works with the Lord to transform the world or the Church shares in the Lord’s mission and must respond to the Lord’s delegation. All participate in the Lord’s […]
The feast of Corpus Christi is given to us to remind us of the abiding presence of Jesus under the form of bread and wine. The gifts of bread and wine brought up at the preparation of the gifts. During the Eucharistic prayer the priest calls the Holy Spirit to come upon those gifts and […]
Pentecost is the birthday of the Church. The Apostles were locked away in a room for fear. The Holy Spirit descends on them in a dramatic way and empowers them to go from that locked room to go outside and bear witness to the Good News. Sometimes fear and prevent us from bearing witness to […]
The persecution in the early Church was the beginning of its missionary activities. The early Church was united in its witness to proclaiming the message that Jesus is risen. It is the challenge of every parish to be united with its priest, who is Jesus’ representative, in working together to bear witness to the Good […]
May is traditionally the month of Mary. As we continue to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection we think too of the joy of Mary as she sees the fulfillment of the prophecies written in the Old Testament. Mary is the one who was full of faith. She put her complete trust in God who chose her to […]
This week we begin our parish discussion for Lent. We will use a DVD which looks at our relationship with Jesus. This DVD was prepared in the light of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical. Also an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation on a Saturday in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Please support these […]
Those who heard Jesus speak would have understood the meaning and tradition behind the idea of being ‘salt of the earth’. In the same way as salt prevents decay and corruption, so the witness of Christians who live a life in the power of the Holy Spirit protects the world and society from decay and […]
The word Epiphany means manifestation. Christ is revealed to the non Jews, the Gentile world. In the Liturgy of the Hours (the Breviary) the three manifestations are mentioned: The Wise men visiting the Christ child, the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and the marriage feast of Cana where Jesus changes the water into […]