Posts by Fr Thomas Mason

The wonderful mystery

As we contemplate and prayerfully meditate on the Trinity, our first and most important response should always be one of wonder, one of worship. Blessed be the Holy Trinity, and the undivided Unity: we will praise and glorify him.

In the world but looking to Heaven

Fr Thomas’s homily on the Sunday after Ascension, 16 May “I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.” The difficulties of the world, its pains and sorrows and even the evils which are around us, present some of the greatest […]

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.