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Love, life and resurrection: Homily for the Fifth Sunday in Lent

It is on the fourth day, once Lazarus is truly dead, that Jesus reveals — even more powerfully than last week — who he truly is. He reveals the loving communion with his Father in heaven through prayer, and he speaks the word, “Lazarus, come out!”

Mary, Gate of Heaven: Homily for the Annunciation

The omnipotent God chose Mary.

Light for the blind: Homily for the Fourth Sunday in Lent

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.”

Anglia dos Mariae: Why England needs Mary

It all began with a ‘yes’. Our Lady’s consent to the angel: “Be it done to me according to thy Word” is the moment the world changes. In agreeing to become the Mother of God, Mary allows the plan of salvation to take place. God called her into existence for no other reason than to fulfil this most awesome of all vocations.

Suspension of public worship

The Bishops of England and Wales have suspended all public gatherings for worship until further notice. All Lent groups, first Holy Communion and Confirmation groups are also deferred until further notice. With churches closed, it won’t be possible to visit them. The celebration of Mass will continue, but without a congregation. We have a page […]

Fr Thomas’ homily for 2 February, Candlemass.

“The Lord whom you seek will suddenly come into his Temple.” If we turn back into the Old Testament, to when the Temple first came into use, we find an extraordinary scene. Vast crowds gathered rejoicing this profound moment, the priests and Levites lead the people in worship, the Ark of the Covenant which represented […]