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 […]

Newsletter- 1st Week of Advent

Dear Parishioners Christmas Hampers for our two local charities: Firstly, to thank all who have generously donated money and hamper items over the past few weeks. Hampers will be packed on Saturday 9th December; any last food donations need to be made please by this Friday 8th December. To those who have kindly agreed to assist with the […]

Newsletter- 34th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners This weekend at all the Sunday Masses we keep the great Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. To speak of Christ as Universal King is, among many other things, to be reminded that while there is a kind of kingship that is built on power and domination, true kingship, that […]

Newsletter- 33rd Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners On the 33rd Sunday in ordinary Time – Year A, we are invited in the Gospel passage from St Matthew to focus our thoughts upon the ideas of stewardship and responsible use of our resources. The parable encourages us to make the most of what we have, rather than hoarding or hiding it. The servants who […]

Newsletter- 32nd Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners At the Saturday Vigil Mass this weekend on 11th November at 6 pm we celebrate the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. On Sunday 12thNovember we keep Remembrance Sunday. The Parish Mass at 9.30 a.m. will be a Requiem Mass in anniversario for all who died in the past two World Wars and all subsequent conflicts since. At this Mass there will be an […]

Newsletter- 31st Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners Changes to the weekday Mass schedule for the next two weeks: As many of you will be aware last weekend, I went down with a rather nasty attach of shingles which has affected the left-hand side of my body, face and eye. I am currently on strong painkillers and antiviral medication which are working, […]

Newsletter- 30th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ The readings for this Sunday – 30thSunday in Ordinary Time invite us all to consider how to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our communities and in the world in which we live. In the First Reading, […]

Newsletter- 29th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners This Sunday the Church keeps World Mission Sunday. Our Holy Father Pope Francis in his recent address to Missio, spoke about: ‘dreaming with eyes wide open.’ That is looking forward towards an era of missionary activity when each one of us will live out the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Christ. He spoke […]

Newsletter- 28th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners If you are like me, I suspect that you love a good meal with your friends and family. Whenever we share a meal with those we love, there is a sense of joy, community and belonging which is experienced by those around the table. Stories are told and new memories are created. The […]

Newsletter- 27th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners This Sunday is Prisoner’s Sunday. The day on which the Church marks the start of the annual Ecumenical Prisons Week, a week of prayer which has been raising awareness for some years now of the issues faced by those affected by the criminal justice system.  Across England and Wales Pact invites parishes to join in praying for […]