ST JAMES CHURCH 179th ANNIVERSARY

ST JAMES CHURCH 179th ANNIVERSARY

The church was opened on 5th August 1840 and consecrated on 28th November by Bishop Thomas Griffiths of London. On Monday we will commemorate the opening of the church and give thanks to God for the priests and people who have gathered for Mass and the Sacraments in...
“BE ON YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL KINDS OF GREED”

“BE ON YOUR GUARD AGAINST ALL KINDS OF GREED”

Sadly, things can get out of perspective and we can become very selfish and greedy and long for ‘the good times’ and long for all the latest gadgets etc. We have seen that greed can lead to trouble in public life, in family life, in the lives of individuals and indeed...
CALLED AND GIFTED

CALLED AND GIFTED

Please join us at the ‘Called & Gifted’ day on Sat 5th Oct. More than 2000 in the diocese have been through ‘Called & Gifted’ with amazing results. This is a process that helps you to understand your own calling and to discover the charisms (gifts) that you...
LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY

At the time of Jesus there were many Rabbis who would have certain prayers for their followers. This gave identity to the group. We hear today the answer Jesus gives when asked to provide a way of praying. The Lord’s Prayer is the Prayer of Jesus’ disciples, so it our...
WELCOMERS ‘MEET & GREET’

WELCOMERS ‘MEET & GREET’

Welcomers from the 11am Mass to meet at St James Presbytery on: Fri 26th July at 7.00pm New volunteers are welcome. We want to offer a better quality welcome to parishioners, visitors and strangers to our Sunday celebrations. We want to develop a culture of...
THE MARTHA AND MARY STORY

THE MARTHA AND MARY STORY

Jesus visits the home of Martha and Mary. Martha complains that Mary is not helping her with the serving of food. Mary is sitting at the feet of Jesus, listening to his teaching and may be questioning him . At times it is difficult to get a proper balance between the...
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