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Practical help for the people of Ukraine

Monday 11 April 2022

During the offertory on Maundy Thursday there will be the opportunity to bring food and gifts for refugees from and within Ukraine.

Christ the saving Victim

Sunday 10 April 2022

It is not nails that hold Christ upon the Cross but love. The Cross shows love triumphs over death. It call us to follow the example of Christ in humble obedience to the Father as we bear the trials and crosses of our life. It tells us that we shall never be forsaken by God and that one day we shall hears those words “today you will be with me in paradise.”

Remember not past years

Wednesday 6 April 2022

We have a choice: either go back to old habits, and wallow in the pains and bondage of the past, or take the opportunity given and enter the new exodus, walking the way of life with Christ.

Christ and the Barren Fig-tree, Giandomenico Tiepolo (1727–1804); private collection via Christie’s

Turn from our wickedness and live

Monday 4 April 2022

Christ wants us to ask ourselves whether or not we are bearing the fruit associated with the kingdom of God. For a fig tree to be itself and fulfil its true being then it needs to bring forth fruit.

Msgr Keith Newton

From the Ordinary: March 2022

Thursday 24 March 2022

Catholics across the whole world will, together with Pope Francis, consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate heart of Mary. This is an important event and I hope all of you will find an opportunity to take part. The situation in Ukraine has affected us all. The devastation and suffering in some parts of Ukraine is unbelievable. Please pray earnestly for an end to this terrible conflict.

From death to life

Thursday 24 March 2022

In the Transfiguration we glimpse the divine nature of Christ while Moses and Elijah represent the story of salvation history — God’s purpose and will for us. We a part of God’s story. Our lives are momentary stories written on a canvas that reaches from the beginning of Creation to the full appearance of the eternal heavenly glory.