Newsletter 13th June 2021

Dear Friends, This weekend, we welcome back Father Chris Thomas who will be with us this weekend and the last weekend of June. There are many Churches throughout our Diocese who due to restrictions, have not opened since March 2020. We have been blessed to have had Father Chris O’Connor who took the difficult steps […]

Newsletter 6th June 2021 – Corpus Christi

Dear parishioners of Grantham, It has been a great joy and privilege to be with you over the last six weekends, and I am deeply grateful for the warm welcome you have given your ageing former parish priest in spite of all his shortcomings of only some of which he is aware. These extended weekends […]

Newsletter 30th May 2021 – The Most Holy Trinity

Dear Friends  On this Sunday after the Pentecost we celebrate the occasion of Trinity Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, of God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, celebrating one of the greatest mysteries of our Christian faith and one of its key and core tenets, that is our belief in the […]

Newsletter 23rd May 2021 – Pentecost

Dear Friends  Monday saw the country move into Step 3 (17 May) of the Government Covid-19 Response Roadmap published in February 2021. It is important that as the two marker dates for step 3 and step 4 are reached, the general principles of creating a safe environment in places of worship and their ancillary buildings […]

Newsletter 16th May 2021 – 7th Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends  On this Seventh Sunday of Easter we mark also the occasion of the World Communications Sunday, through which our Scripture passages today highlight to us the need for us to be involved in the outreach and evangelisation mission and efforts of the Church, and we also keep in mind at the same time […]

Newsletter 9th May 2021 – 6th Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends For the next coming three weeks we will be welcoming Saint Mary’s School year groups to join us for Mass each Thursday. Year 5 will join us this week for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord which is a Holy Day of Obligation, Year 6 attended Mass a couple of weeks […]

Newsletter 2nd May 2021 – 5th Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends This weekend we welcome back Father Anthony who will be covering in the parish during the month of May and first weekend in June. Father Anthony kindly shared with me that Saturday 1st May marks 188 years since our Church opened.  As we celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Easter, we are called to renew our […]

Newsletter 25th April 2021 – 4th Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends This Sunday we mark the fourth Sunday in the season of Easter, and which is also known as the Good Shepherd Sunday or the Vocation Sunday. That is because on this Fourth Sunday of Easter the Gospel passage focused on the Lord as the Good Shepherd, referring Himself as that Good Shepherd Who […]

Newsletter 18th April 2021 – 3rd Week of Eastertide

Dear Friends Today’s gospel reading picks up where the story about the disciples on the road to Emmaus leaves off. These two disciples walking to Emmaus, they are leaving Jerusalem and have their back to place where their dreams were shattered. They have just experienced the betrayal, denial, condemnation and death of their close friend, Jesus. […]

Newsletter 11th April 2021 – Low Week

Dear Friends It’s interesting that just a little while ago, today was called Low Sunday. It received such a name because, after all the liturgies and devotionals of the Sacred Triduum, that reflected the tiredness of both priests and people.  The past week was spiritually beautiful, but after such a busy week, it seems everyone […]