Posts by Julianne Chatfield

Red Wednesday

This evening, 22nd November there will be an Ordinariate Use Mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church on Grange Road at 7:30pm. This mass is being held to support “Red Wednesday,” a compaign by Aid to the Church in Need to highlight the plight of persecuted Christians around the world. As the charity highlights on […]

Flores de Mayo

It has been a glorious day, here on the ‘Sunshine Coast’. As well as good weather, we had an Ecumenical celebration for Our Lady. Beginning at the Anglican St Saviour’s Church, in South Street, with prayers and Hymns, our statue of Our Lady of Walsingham was processed down towards the station, up Grove Road, finishing […]

Looking back on a good weekend.

This Advent has been very hectic, with plenty going on so I apologise for the lateness of this post. The first weekend of the season was very important for us as a group as four of our 4pm mass community were confirmed by Mgr Keith Newton. They had spent months preparing and Fr Neil was […]

A change in direction.

Ad Orientem has been big in the news (Catholic news, anyway) recently. Cardinal Sarah’s interview and subsequent talk at the Sacra Liturgia, suggesting that ad orientem in the Ordinary form, at least at the Eucharistic prayer, should be the norm caused many responses. His invitation to begin this in Advent, to allow preparation time and […]

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 […]

A Special Weekend 2: The Ordinary’s visit.

Following a very beautiful day in Arundel, on the 9th July, our special weekend continued as Mgr Keith Newton, our Ordinary, returned to Eastbourne for a visit. He celebrated the parish mass at Our Lady of Ransom Church, with the diocesan congregation there, before heading to St Agnes for our community meal. We were also […]