WHO IS JESUS CHRIST FOR ME ?

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST FOR ME ?

Today we hear Jesus ask the apostles about his identity and his mission. “Who do you say I am?” They had been with Jesus for some time and seen signs and wonders. Peter, in faith, proclaims “You are Christ”. Yes he is the promised Messiah and Saviour of the world....
NEW PARISH “CONNECT GROUPS”

NEW PARISH “CONNECT GROUPS”

We are planning to establish small groups to support people in their faith called “CONNECT GROUPS”. Info evening on Mon 17th Sept at 7.30pm in St James church. This is a follow up to the good experience of small groups during the Alpha Series. It is open to all —...
SHAME AT THE ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

SHAME AT THE ABUSE IN THE CHURCH

It is good to be back in the parish after my summer break. Last weekend, I spent most of my time watching the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin and the shrine at Knock on the TV. Sadly, the visit was over shadowed by the scandals, crimes of the past. However, there were...
TRULY LIFE – GIVING BREAD

TRULY LIFE – GIVING BREAD

Today is the last of the Gospels on “THE BREAD OF LIFE”. Again, we hear that when the disciples heard Jesus claiming that he was “THE BREAD THAT CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN” – in other words that he was the Father’s gift which would give eternal life – they...
BODY OF CHRIST

BODY OF CHRIST

 Jesus is the source of our life. Today we are reminded   that Jesus takes the ordinary human act of eating and shows us that this familiar and loving action is the very way we can come to eternal life. The act -eating -is the same, however the food differs. The food...
ENGAGED COUPLES TO BE MARRIED

ENGAGED COUPLES TO BE MARRIED

Today, we extend a warm welcome to our Engaged Couples who are due to be married this year. I have had the privileged of meeting with these couples – 6 of whom are to be married at St James and 22 who are to be married outside of the parish. On Tuesday we had a...
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