Posts by Fr Thomas Mason

The Resurrection of the body

The gathered disciples were certain this was the same Christ — the same man who had died, had been resurrected and stood in front of them. And that certainty is ours too.

Fr Thomas to lead the Darlington Ordinariate Mission

The Ordinary has decided that the time has come for Fr Thomas to move on and to care for his own parish, and he is to become Group Pastor of the Darlington Ordinariate Mission, and Parish Priest of Barnard Castle & Gainford (in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle), around the end of May.

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The Cross shines forth

“God is love”, love which is willing to go to any extent, even the death of the Cross, to call us back from our sins. This is why the Cross is glorious.

Sermon on the Mount (detail), Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834–1890), 1877; Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

The fulfilment of the Law

With God’s grace in our hearts, the Law can help to purify our minds, can help us to grow in true love; can help us to grow closer to God.

Jésus assisté par les anges, James Tissot (1836–1902), 1886–1894; Brooklyn Museum, New York

A holy Lent

The wilderness was for Jesus, and is for us, a place where God is. There is no comfort we need other than God.

The Messiah who brings freedom

The freedom which Moses gave to the people of Israel was simply the freedom from having a foreign ruler oppress them — the freedom which the Messiah brought was far more powerful.