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Homily and Newsletter, 30th January 2022

Homily and Newsletter, 30th January 2022

‘Christ the prophet’
This week let us pray for the gift of trust in God’s love.

Following Jesus’ own use of words from the prophet of Isaiah in last week’s Gospel, the readings for this Sunday bring us to consider the rejection faced by God’s prophets

Homily and Newsletter, 23rd January 2022

Homily and Newsletter, 23rd January 2022

‘Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life’
We are not alone as we pray as we belong to a living, transforming community of believers united by our baptism.

Homily and Newsletter, 16th January 2022

Homily and Newsletter, 16th January 2022

Weddings are a feature of this Sunday’s readings. In the first reading, Isaiah uses the imagery of a wedding to describe the deep love of God for his people, while Jesus performs his first miracle at the wedding at Cana. 

Homily and Newsletter, New Year’s 2022

Homily and Newsletter, New Year’s 2022

Today, 1st January 2022, marks the end of the Christmas season, as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. It heralds the beginning of Jesus’s public mission: the work of teaching, preaching and healing. God’s great love and mercy offer salvation to all through Jesus, by the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Homily and Newsletter, Christmas 2021

Homily and Newsletter, Christmas 2021

In the lead-up to Christmas and the weeks immediately after we reflect on the environment and the challenges of climate change. As we ponder the scriptures on Christmas Day, Feast of the Holy Family, Feast of the Epiphany (2 January) and the Baptism of the Lord (9 January), let us keep in mind our need to care for our common home.

Homily and Newsletter, 12th December 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 12th December 2021

The Lord is near: Rejoice!
How do I prepare for the coming of the Lord this Christmas?
This Third Sunday of Advent is often called Gaudete Sunday from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon in Latin: Gaudete! – that is, ‘Rejoice!’

Homily and Newsletter, 14 November 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 14 November 2021

‘I keep the Lord ever in my sight’
Let us pray that we will forever keep the Lord in our sight and that we be living signs of Christ’s love and forgiveness in our world.

Homily and Newsletter, 31st October 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 31st October 2021

“And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself’ is worth more than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.” (Mark 12:33)

Homily and Newsletter, 24th October 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 24th October 2021

“I will comfort you . . . and lead you back”

‘The readings this week challenge us to reflect both on the ways we might be blind, and on the gift of new vision that is freely offered.’

Homily and Newsletter, 17th October 2021

Homily and Newsletter, 17th October 2021

“Christ: Priest and suffering servant”

‘This week, through service of others, let us express our gratitude for what Christ has won for us.’