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Columbarium – Garden of Remembrance

Traditionally the Catholic Church celebrates Mass for the deceased at the beginning of November. In keeping with that tradition we will be having 3 Masses for all our departed brothers and sisters on Wednesday 2nd November from 8am. 3 Masses, one after the other, will be celebrated in the Columbarium – Garden of Remembrance. During […]

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International Food Fair 2016

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The Pharisee, The Tax Collector and Me! Luke 18:9-14

The Pharisee, The Tax Collector and Me! Luke 18:9-14 This parable comes after a fairly long string of stories Jesus tells about pride and self-righteousness. In these stories, the Pharisees are typically the brunt of a scathing teaching on thinking too much of oneself, not enough about others and even less about God. This particular […]

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One of the ten came back, all the while giving thanks and praise to God.

Statistically, this account is true. When you serve others, only about 10% will thank you. Serving others is a thankless task. This is why we must serve God rather than men, because we know that God always sees, and He will thank us when we stand before Him, even if humans do not. Now, the […]

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Feast of St. Francis – Tuesday, 4th October  

  The Year of Mercy & St. Francis’ stigmata go together quite well.  For if mercy is the greatest expression & embodiment of God’s love, & if the Church is the Body of Christ, then we are to embody God’s mercy & show it to the world in a visible way. The greatest act of […]

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Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Sunday, 25th September, 2016 1st Reading: Amos 6:1,4-7 – God will judge the complacency of the people and their leaders. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 146:7-10 – Happy are those who find solace in God, the help of the poor. 2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-16 – Paul exhorts Timothy to […]

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25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C Sunday, 18th September, 2016 1st Reading: Amos 8:4-7 – Unfair business practices and injustice to the poor will be judged by God. Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113: 1-2,4-6,7-8 – Praise be to God, who raises up the poor. 2nd Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 – Paul tells Timothy that prayer […]

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CHRISTIANS PRAY AND CARE FOR CREATION, TOGETHER.

1st September was proclaimed as the World Day of Prayer for Creation by the Orthodox Church in 1989, and many other Christian churches have joined since then, with Pope Francis most recently in 2015. It was then extended to be a month-long Season of Creation, ending on 4th October (Feast of St. Francis).  

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Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Sunday we meditate on a very familiar passage from Luke’s gospel. Jesus was invited to eat dinner at the home of a prominent Pharisee. Many people were there, important people as well as people who were hoping to become important. As the guests took their seats at the table, Jesus watched them carefully. He […]

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