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A Sad Week

As some of you may have noticed from our Facebook page, this is a sad week for us. On Wednesday night, our member John Pope died. He had been ill with cancer and had known it was terminal for many months. John was raised a Catholic, but spent many years involved with the Church of […]

Soul Cake, A Soul Cake!

Yesterday we celebrated the feast of All Saints, moved from Saturday. All Souls, therefore moves to today. While researching All Saints and All Souls with my daughter, I came across the tradition of Soul Cakes. These were given as alms to the poor on behalf of the soul of a loved one. Some sites suggested […]

Joining the living history: Missa de Angelis

Gerhardt Muller, Prefect of the Congregration for the Doctrine of the Faith, met the three Ordinaries of the Personal Ordinariates in March 2014 just before he was made a cardinal and told them It is your delicate, but all-important task both to preserve the integrity and distinctiveness of your parish communities and, at the same […]

Prayers for the Synod on the Family

Pope Francis has composed a Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, and the Church also offers the following proposed intentions for use during the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass during the synod. These intentions can also be included in the petitions at Lauds and Vespers. The recitation of the Holy Rosary is […]

Called to be One: the Video

A feature of Called to be One nationwide was the video presentation featuring the Ordinary, Msgr Keith Newton, and clergy and laity of the Ordinariate. It’s designed to answer a number of frequently-asked questions which you may also have had in your mind. It’s in two parts. Called to be One : Part 1 Called […]

Being enhanced by the Weak.

As you may have noticed, Fr Neil has recently discovered Twitter. He enjoys its format and, in the middle of writing his sermon, will often tweet. Getting his thoughts down to 140 characters helps with the process. He also likes keeping up with a selection of MotoGP riders. However, this morning Twitter was not interesting […]