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Blessing of the House at Epiphany

The Epiphany mass is when chalk is blessed so that we can mark our houses with a blessing for the coming year.

Masses by candlelight.

Tomorrow sees the second of the three Rorate Masses this Advent. Members of our community have attended and contributed to these over the last couple of Advents. Starting at 6:30am at Our Lady of Ransom, they are lit only by candles and are quiet and meditative. Perfect for the reflective nature of Advent.

The blind leading the blind.

Dear Friends, We are familiar with the phrase ‘the blind leading the blind’ – to speak of those who are being lead by a person of way of thinking that leads no where but up a blind alley or head long into disaster, without anyone realising. There is great irony in the gospel story today. […]

For men it is impossible, but not for God: because everything is possible for God.

Dear friends, We often get puzzled over our Lord’s comments about camels and the eye of a needle, and because we’re thinking about this we forget what it’s leading up to. Christ makes the contrast not so much between the rich and the poor, but between the rich and God. The rich here, therefore, are […]

“It is not good for man to be alone.”

19th Sunday after Trinity (27th in Ordinary Time) Dear friends, These words of God are spoken in the story of our creation, at the beginning of our existence. It reveals a fundamental truth about what it is to be human. We are social creatures and in printed into our DNA is the need to be […]

Adoremus Liverpool

A couple of weeks ago Sheila and Fr Thomas went to the Adoremus Congress in Liverpool. Some of the details and talks can be found on the Catholic News website. Following the pilgrimage, Sheila gave a report after mass, over cake: As you may know I attended the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and conference in Liverpool […]