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  1. Twety-second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 September 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   In our readings today we are reminded of the importance of humility.   In our first reading (from Ecclesiasticus) we are told that if we ‘behave humbly we will find favour with God.’ The second reading (from the letter to the Hebrews) backs this up by making […]

  2. Twenty First Sunday (Year C) 25 August 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Our Gospel reading today is about membership of the Kingdom of God. Note that there is no automatic membership, no guarantee of admittance.   Someone wants to know how many will be saved. Jesus tells him it is a waste of time to speculate. What we need […]

  3. Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 18 August 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “I have come to bring fire on earth, and how I wish it were blazing already.” Further, he says, “Do you suppose I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, rather division.”   There is no neutral position […]

  4. Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 11 August 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   Today’s Gospel comprises parables featuring servant and master. The servants in the parables spend their waiting time differently. Some use it wisely and are ready for the master’s return, others use it badly forgetting that they will be accountable to their master. We are the servants, Jesus […]

  5. Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 4 August 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   My dear friends,   One of the things we all value in this frenetic world is peace and quiet. One of the places where we can famously find this is in church. It is a delight to step inside one of these often cool buildings and, in the silence of a […]

  6. Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 28 July 2019

    Fr Frank writes:   September is a time when clergy move from parish to parish. Please pray for the following priests who find themselves moving away from familiar places and people, and pray too for those to whom they will be ministering.   Parish Priests: Canon Peter Connor from Clacton to Danbury/South Woodham Ferrers Fr […]