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Parish Diary: February

  The Parish Assembly, agreed upon by the PPC will take place during Lent. There will be an opportunity for you to list what you believe are 5 priorities for the parish this year. This will be of assistance to the PPC. Next weekend (25th & 26th Feb) we will provide the slips to list […]

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Parish Diary

What makes for a practicing Christian? Why do so few people go to church today? Some people say that churches are emptying because they are too progressive, too sold-out to the culture, too devoid of old, timeless truth. Some suggest exactly the opposite, namely, that churches are emptying because they are too slow to change, […]

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Parish Diary

This coming Week: Monday 30th January …          – 6.30pm: Life Teen Planning Meeting Tuesday 31st January …           – 7pm: Choir Practice Wednesday 1st February …      – 5.30 – 6.30pm: Faith formation – Grades 5, 6 & 7 Thursday 2nd February …        – 7.45 am: (Please take note of the time change) Presentation – […]

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The Lord is my light and my salvation

God often gives us a “wake-up call”. We can’t replace it with the name of the person next to us. God calls me and God calls you. What matters is how we respond. Like the disciples each of us is called. The problem is we sometimes miss that call. We miss it because we don’t […]

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See, I have come Lord, to do Your Will

With the feast of the Baptism of the Lord we have entered into the liturgical time that we call “ordinary.” On this second Sunday, the Gospel presents to us the scene of the meeting between Jesus and John the Baptist at the Jordan River. The narrator is the eye witness, John the Evangelist, who, before […]

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Solemnity of the Epiphany, Year A – Sunday, 8th January, 2017

The word “epiphany” means, “to show forth.” Today the Church celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (Magi) from the East, and also commemorates two other important moments of public revelation of Jesus to the world: at his baptism in the Jordan and at the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. If we […]

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3rd Sunday of Advent

NOTICES: Sympathies to the family of Jude Aleh who passed away. Sympathies to the family and the Holy Cross Sisters Community on the passing of Sr. Yolanda Mandes. Sympathies to the family of Rosa Pombo who passed away. Final “Sandwich Run” for 2016 on Wednesday 14 December. We will resume on 11th January 2017. The […]

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The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast celebrates God’s choice of Mary to be the mother of Jesus. God preserved Mary from the stain of original sin from the moment of her conception. Thus, Mary was the first to receive the benefit of the redemption that […]

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CWD Disaster Response Collection

A NEW YEAR in the Church’s calendar begins today. Happy new year to all! This period is appropriately called “Advent”. It comes from the Latin word adventus which simply means ‘coming’. At this time we can speak of three comings of God.  The first, is when Jesus, the Son of God came to be born […]

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We Succeeded Because of You – Thank You

Dear Parishioners ….. Once in two years we hold what has now become, our well-known International Food Fair Fundraising event. The occasion takes a lot of time, hard work and energy from the entire IFF team and it challenges parishioners to be generous in their donations before, and extravagant at the Food Fair. Under the […]

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