Newsletter – 6th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners In today’s Gospel, we hear a portion of Scripture that comes near the end of the first four chapters that make up Jesus long farewell discourse at the Last Supper. Jesus is preparing his disciples in advance for his absence so that they will continue to believe in him and not feel alone […]

Newsletter – 5th Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends This week has been busy for most people I have spoken to. Even the children at primary and secondary School have been taking exams and studying hard. When we are too busy, we tend to be irritable and get stressed out easily.  We are in no condition to glorify God through our lives, […]

Newsletter – 4th Week of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners This week I will be away from this Sunday afternoon 8th May until the morning of Wednesday 11th May taking a little time away from the parish to reflect and to pray. I will be staying with the community at Ampleforth Abbey. This will mean that there will be no Public Worship on Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th May this week. […]

Newsletter – 3rd Week Of Eastertide

Dear Parishioners May is traditionally dedicated in a special way to honouring and seeking the intercession of Mary as the Mother of God and Mother of the Church. “She is that woman who rejoiced in the presence of God, who treasured everything in her heart, and who let herself be pierced by the sword. Mary […]

Newsletter – 2nd Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends According to the declaration of Pope St. John Paul II at the canonisation of St. Faustina Kowalska in the Jubilee Year of 2000, the Second Sunday of Easter ever since has also been known as the Divine Mercy Sunday. The devotion to the Divine Mercy continues to spread in popularity ever since it […]

Newsletter – Easter Sunday – Resurrection Of The Lord – 17th April 2022

Dear Parishioners Belief in the Resurrection is the bedrock of Christianity. It is the heart of the Easter message. In the risen Christ death has lost its hold on humanity. Death is not for us the end of the story. It is the beginning of a new chapter. There is life after death. It is […]

Newsletter – Palm Sunday / Holy Week – 10th April 2022

Dear Parishioners Today on Palm Sunday we begin our journey through Holy Week towards Easter. In Holy Week we think about the passion, death, and resurrection of Our Lord. We are not merely recalling historical events. We are not just enacting a pageant with no meaning. We are remembering and reflecting on these events in […]

Newsletter – 5th week of Lent 2022

Dear Parishioners Today in the Readings at Mass we have a sense of the Past and the Future. Letting the past be the past and the future be the future. In the First Reading the Jewish people have been in exile for years. By now, nostalgia has taken over. They look back wistfully to their […]

Newsletter – 4th Week of Lent 2022

Dear Parishioners The 4th Sunday of Lent is traditionally called Laetare Sunday. Laetare is the Latin word which means “rejoice.” A sense of rejoicing runs through all the prayers and readings at Mass today. We gain a sense of Gods light, love, mercy and truth. The Parable of the Prodigal Son is proclaimed in the Gospel today, and through […]

Newsletter – 3rd Week of Lent 2022

Dear Parishioners Lent is a time of conversion of heart, a time to reorientate ourselves towards God and permanently towards the good to be found within each one of us. The parable of the barren fig tree which Jesus recounts in the Gospel for this Sunday adds a dose of realism to our need for […]