Church News

  1. Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A)

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells us that he has come not to abolish the Law or the Prophets but to fulfil them.   Living by the Law of Moses was, and is, central to adherents of the Jewish religion. We are all familiar with the Decalogue, […]

  2. Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time (Year A) 9 February 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Last weekend we celebrated The Presentation of Christ, the Light of the World, and candles were used at Mass as a visual sign of Simeon’s words:   Now Master you can let your servant go in peace as you promised: For my eyes have seen the salvation […]

  3. THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD 2 February 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Of today’s Feast, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI writes:   ….(today) we contemplate the Lord Jesus, whom Mary and Joseph bring to the Temple “to present him to the Lord”. Simeon identifies him as “a light for revelation to the Gentiles” and announces with prophetic words his supreme […]

  4. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 26 January 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   On 29th March this year England will be re-dedicated as the Dowry of Mary. “Dowry” is an unusual word and can lead to misunderstanding. What the Church will be doing is re-consecrating our country to Mary.   The first dedication of England to Mary was made by […]

  5. Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 January 2020

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today marks a new beginning as we contemplate the teaching of Jesus revealed in the Gospel readings throughout Ordinary Time – we are no longer focussed on the ‘how’ or ‘when’ of Christmas, but on the ‘why?’. Why did Christ become one of us? It is his […]

  6. The Baptism of the Lord (Year A)

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   At first glance, the Baptism of the Lord might seem an odd feast.   Since the Catholic Church teaches that the Sacrament of Baptism is necessary for the remission of sins, particularly Original Sin, why was Christ baptised? After all, he was born without Original Sin, and […]