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  1. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 24 October 2021

    Mark 10:46-52   With this gospel passage we reach the end of chapter 10 of the Gospel of Mark, and, more significantly, we are reaching the end of the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem.  St the beginning of the next chapter Mark will recount the triumphal entry of Jesus into the holy city.  During the […]

  2. Twenty – Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 17 October

    As we have followed the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem in previous gospel passages we have heard him speak repeatedly of what faces him there.  Each time he tells the disciples of his coming death and resurrection, they are reluctant to face the painful reality.  In this passage, once Jesus has spoken of his death […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]