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Newsletter- 1st Week of Lent

Dear Parishioners Communion under both Kinds: From this weekend the First Sunday of Lent, we resume offering the Precious Blood from the chalice at the Saturday evening Vigil Mass and the Sunday morning Mass. Whilst the Covid -19 pandemic may have past, covid is as we all know still very much present within our society and so I would […]

Newsletter- 6th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners Changes to Mass Schedule this coming week: Ash Wednesday 14th February. We shall offer two Masses that day at which there will be the Imposition of Ashes. A simple said Mass at 9.30 am in the morning and in the evening a Sung Mass at 7pm. Friday 16th February – Requiem Funeral Mass at 11am replacing the 9.30 am parish […]

Newsletter- 5th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners This Sunday, 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B the readings at Mass invite each of us to look more deeply into the experience of human suffering. It is only through Christ that our pain and despair can and will be transformed. Just like the suffering people in today’s Gospel, we all long for Christ. It is […]

Newsletter- 4th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners Change to Weekly Mass schedule – Tuesday 30th January: This Tuesday 30th January there will be no public worship in church. The church will be closed all day as I have to be away at meetings. SPUC and the White Flower Appeal 2024: This weekend at all our Sunday Masses we will have a retiring collection for the work of SPUC and the White Flower […]

Newsletter- 3rd Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners The Gospel for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B introduces us to the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. Following John’s arrest, Jesus proclaims the good news of God’s kingdom, calling people to repentance and belief in the Gospel. The immediacy with which Simon, Andrew, James, and John respond to Jesus’ call is striking. […]

Newsletter- 2nd Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners It is with great pleasure that we welcome to our Sunday Parish Mass this weekend our local Mayor, Councillor Mark Whittington and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Charmaine Morgan. This will be their first official visit to our Catholic community, and I know you will make them very welcome here. At all our Sunday Masses […]

Newsletter- 3rd Week of Christmastide

Dear Parishioners This weekend we keep the Epiphany of the Lord at all our Sunday Masses on 6th/7th January followed on Monday 8th January by the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmas. On Tuesday this Week we enter the First Week of Ordinary Time. The first epiphany was to the Magi […]

Newsletter- 1st Week of Christmastide

Dear Parishioners May I take this opportunity of wishing each of you a very Happy Christmas and to thank you for the many kind gifts, generous Christmas offerings and beautiful Christmas cards and messages already received by me. This year we are having just one Weekly Bulletin to span the Christmas/New Year period from 24th December through to […]

Newsletter- 3rd Week of Advent

Dear Parishioners It is amazing how fast time has passed.  We have reached the 3rd Sunday of Advent which is also called “Rejoice or “Gaudete” Sunday.” As we light the rose-coloured candle on the advent wreath, we focus on Jesus’ coming as a reason to rejoice. There are so many issues that can challenge our need to rejoice […]

Newsletter- 2nd Week of Advent

Dear Parishioners We continue our journey through the season of Advent, a chance to renew our relationship with God and with each other. The season of Advent is a time to pause, to take stock and to reflect, as we prepare to receive the gift of God’s love coming amongst us through the birth of […]