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A Baptism and a Confirmation.

Congratulations to Guido on his baptism and confirmation. It was a lovely afternoon and Guido’s confirmation cake was amazing! Here a a few pictures. Some more can be found on our Facebook page.

A day filled with joy.

As we continue our Easter celebration,today is particularly special for us as a community. Our catechumen, Guido, will be baptised and confirmed this afternoon. Please continue to pray for him, and for Adrian, who was received at our Easter Vigil. Of course, following Mass we will celebrate with cake.

Humility and Servanthood: Maundy Thursday Homily.

Why, on the night that Jesus institutes the Eucharist at the Last Supper, does he begin the evening by washing the disciples’ feet? What is the connection? Jesus has a way of taking the familiar and turning the meaning on its head. Echoed throughout his teaching is the lesson of humility: If you want to […]

Eastward facing?!

In the light of my own priestly formation, and the publication of the Ordinariate missal, can the eastward celebration of mass be justified? Let’s be clear that despite what many think Vatican II didn’t rule out eastward facing celebrations of the mass. It is true that the question was raised as to whether facing East […]

The Ordinary writes on the Jubilee Year of Mercy

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ On Tuesday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Pope Francis opened the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica inaugurating the Jubilee Year of Mercy. During the year the Holy Father calls on us to gaze upon and experience the mercy that God freely offers, so that we may then […]

Advent viewed by an amateur astronomer.

This term our home ed. student has been studying astronomy, which means we stumbled on the “Catholic Astronomer” blog. In amongst posts on asteroid mining and telescopes there is on, this week on Advent. It is a beautiful reflection by a priest who also enjoys astronomy as a hobby. It is well worth a few […]