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Sitting at the feet of Jesus: Homily for 17th July 2016.

“Man does not live by bread alone but on every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” In our Old Testament reading we encounter the theme of hospitality. Hospitality has been important for many cultures across many years. St Paul talks of hospitality as a gift of the Spirit. Many argue that Sodom’s greatest […]

Pilgrimage to the tomb of St Philip Howard, Arundel

Tomorrow many people from the Ordinariate, especially those from the Kent and Sussex groups will be traveling on pilgrimage to Arundel. This is part of the Called to be…programme for this year. This is the timetable for the day: 11.00am Confessions start at the Fitzalan Chapel. We will access the chapel via the High Street […]

Our home in England.

Several of our group travelled up to Norfolk for the Ordinariate pilgrimage to Walsingham on 25th June. (We forgot our camera so the official pictures can be found on the Ordinariate Flickr page) At our arrival at the Shrine, having walked the Holy Mile out of the village, we were welcomed by Mgr John Armitage. […]

Orientation to the Cross: Fr Neil’s Homily for 12th Sunday in Ordinary time.

We cannot begin to properly speak of the ‘Christ of God’, from today’s gospel, without reference to the Cross. Indeed if we are to follow Jesus we can only do so if we are willing to take up the cross ourselves. It is only by losing ourselves, our life, in the cross that we will […]

Cardinal Sarah’s important advice on the Eucharist.

On Sunday as we were celebrating Corpus Christi, Fr Neil gave out two articles to read. One referred to how we receive the sacrament and the other was a copy on “Eastward facing” which Fr Neil had produced a few months ago. The decision to hand these out was prompted by an interview with Cardinal […]

Catechesis on receiving communion: A Corpus Christi reminder.

As we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, Fr Neil took the opportunity to remind us how to receive communion. Here is the text that was given out: The Church teaches us that the Mass is the source and summit of the Christian life. From this follows the essential importance of our participation […]