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 is the feast of the Holy Family. We may think that it is difficult to emulate the Holy Family. Perhaps we think that our own family life is no where near the ideal put before us in today’s feast. The Holy Family faced challenges. Mary pondered over what was happening in her life. What […]
Today’s first reading teaches us the importance on relying on the power of God at work in our lives. King Ahaz was reprimanded for relying on a political solution for the survival of God’s people. The prophet Isaiah gave him a sign which we realize is fulfilled in the birth of Jesus. Do we put […]
Introduction During Sunday Mass we each profess our faith in the Catholic Church. What exactly do we say we believe in? Below is an explanation of the beliefs expressed in the Creed. I Believe in God the Father The Symbols of Faith What are the symbols of faith? The symbols of faith are composite […]
Between 11 October 2012 and 24 November 2013 there will be threesignificant events in the life of the Church: The 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. The 20th anniversary of the publication of the Catechism. The Synod of Bishops on the need for a “New Evangelisation”. The Year of Faith will give us all […]
41. In what way is God the truth? God is Truth itself and as such he can neither deceive nor be deceived. He is “light, and in him there is no darkness” (1 John 1:5). The eternal Son of God, the incarnation of wisdom, was sent into the world “to bear witness to the Truth” […]
For Catholics, a ‘mystery’ is not a puzzle that cannot be solved. It is a truth that is so deep that we know we’ll never be able to get to the bottom of it; a truth we’ll never completely be able understand. One example of this is our belief in the Real Presence of Christ […]
As we use the new translation we will perhaps notice more biblical connections than we have been used to. The texts of the Mass are precious to us, partly because they were inspired by the bible. These words have come down to us over the centuries, and most of the words we speak at Mass […]
As the priest invites us to receive Holy Communion, he will say ‘Behold’, rather than ‘This is’, ‘the Lamb of God’. ‘Behold’ means ‘to look at’ and is our invitation to adore Christ who we are about to receive in Holy Communion. We are used to saying ‘Lord I am not worthy to receive you’…. […]
For those of our young parishioners who have just received exam results or are just about to receive them, remember that our prayers are with you now. For those who feel they could have done a little better, take heart from the life and words of Sir John Lubbock. Sir John Lubbock was a wise […]