OUR NEED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

OUR NEED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

In this time of fear and uncertainty we are called to a deeper faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  We are in post-Ascension and pre-Pentecost time.  The Church is waiting for the coming of the Holy Spirit.  Today we hear Jesus at prayer:  it is His final prayer.  He...
NOVENA BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST

NOVENA BETWEEN ASCENSION AND PENTECOST

The nine days between these two celebrations is a time of prayer and reflection. We long for the gift of the Holy Spirit for ourselves and for the wider world.  Pray together ‘Come Holy Spirit fill the hearts of Your faithful’.  ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ is an international...
PENTECOST INTERNATIONAL MASS

PENTECOST INTERNATIONAL MASS

Normally this is a big event for us in the year when we celebrate our diversity in culture and our unity in faith.  Sadly it is not possible this year, nor is it possible to share Foods of the World after Mass.  However, we will try to bring an international flavour...
OUR NEED OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD

COME, HOLY SPIRIT, FILL MY HEART

The nation is slowly emerging from lockdown with many people going back to work, albeit at a distance and wearing masks. Sadly the number of deaths from the Coronavirus is still very high and many of the victims are elderly people in Care homes. My hope is that when...
THE BISHOPS’ RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT RECOVERY PLANS

THE BISHOPS’ RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT RECOVERY PLANS

The Bishops had submitted detailed plans for churches to be open for private prayer as a first step towards their use for public worship. The Government have stated that this may be possible by 4th July but not at this present time. Bishops have now stated that they...
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