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  1. 26, 27, 28 Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 26 Sept, 3 & 10 October 2021

    Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)  26 Sept  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 This gospel reading contains a collection of sayings of Jesus. Jesus speaks of ‘obstacles’ placed in the way of believers, the ‘little ones’ who have faith. Jesus then apparently suggests self-mutilation, an extreme way of pointing out the seriousness of sin. The […]

  2. Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 19 September 2021

    Let me introduce myself to you on my first weekend in the parish. I have been ordained as a priest for almost 30 years. I studied at Ushaw college, near Durham, and was ordained on 26th October,1991. My Ministry began at Our Lady of Lourdes, Wanstead, as an assistant priest, with Mgr. Christopher Creede as […]

  3. Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 12 September 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   After six happy years, this is the last time I shall be writing this letter.   My thanks go to all those who welcomed Anne and me back in 2015 and have continued to do so much to support and help us, making our time here such […]

  4. Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 5 September 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,     The healing of the deaf and dumb man, which we hear of in today’s Gospel (Mark 7:31-37), occurs immediately and the confirmation of the healing is shown in the man’s ability to speak.  Jesus orders the crowd not to divulge the news but is disobeyed and […]

  5. Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 22 August 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today, in the readings with which we are presented, the Church encourages us to choose Christ always.   At times when we come to a crossroad in our lives, we can become confused because we need to make a choice, a choice that will make or mar […]

  6. THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 15 August 2021

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Of this day, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes: The Assumption reminds us that Mary’s life, like that of every Christian, is a journey of following, following Jesus, a journey that has a very precise destination, a future already marked out:  the definitive victory over  sin and death […]