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Pastor's Desk 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted 22nd January 2022 in Pastor's Desk

In today’s gospel Jesus proclaims that ‘the Spirit of the Lord has been given to him and that he has been sent to bring good news to all and also proclaim the Lord’s year of favour’.
That same message is to be spread through us each day. At the time of our baptism when the word [...]

Pastor's Desk 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Posted 15th January 2022 in Pastor's Desk

There are currently several advertising campaigns being run this month to encourage us to give up alcohol for the month of January. Some are to raise funds for charities and others are simply for the health benefits we get from abstaining from alcohol for one month. Perhaps it’s rather ironic that wine forms a [...]

Parish Office Closed Friday 14th January

Posted 11th January 2022 in Pastor's Desk

As a mark of respect for the late Joseph Martin, father of our parish secretary Noreen Keating, the parish office will be closed on Friday 14th January.
We pray for the Martin family at this time.  May he rest in peace.

Pastor's Desk The Baptism of The Lord

Posted 8th January 2022 in Pastor's Desk

On today, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we see how the use of water in Baptism provides a powerful symbol of the Holy Spirit at work. Water cleanses, and washes, away dirt. Water is vital for life. Without it we will dehydrate and become ill. And, like the holy Spirit, water is [...]

Pastor's Desk 4th Sunday of Advent

Posted 18th December 2021 in Pastor's Desk

With Christmas just around the corner, the days of Advent waiting are almost over. In today’s gospel we hear the account of how Mary and Elizabeth meet, and we are told they were filled with joy. Experiencing Joy is one of the cornerstones of human living. We can experience Joy at the birth of a [...]

Farewell & thanks from Fr Matthias

Posted 18th December 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Fr Matthias is leaving us in mid January to return home to Uganda.  Attached is a letter of farewell and thanks from him.
We wish Fr Matthias all the best in his future ministry and thank him for all his work here over the past 3 years.

Pastor's Desk 3rd Sunday of Advent

Posted 11th December 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Today the people ask John ‘what must we do’. He urges them to share what they have with others who are less fortunate. Christmas can be a time when we over indulge on many fronts. The amount of food and alcohol we may purchase. Expensive gifts that we may buy for each other and exchange [...]

Pastor's Desk - 2nd Sunday of Advent

Posted 4th December 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Many celebrities have special requests that must be taken care of in advance of their visit or appearance at a concert venue. They may demand certain types of food or drinks for example in their dressing room or hotel. In advance of the event, the sound checks are done, and the stage adjusted perhaps to [...]

Pastor's Desk 1st Sunday of Advent

Posted 27th November 2021 in Pastor's Desk

With the arrival of the First Sunday of Advent we begin our journey through this special season of preparation before Christmas and mark the first Sunday of the church’s liturgical New Year. At mass today, we light the first purple candle on our Advent wreath to symbolise that our journey has begun in earnest.
For many [...]

Pastor's Desk - Christ the Universal King

Posted 20th November 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Today we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King. It was introduced by Pope Pius XI in 1925 because he felt that a rise in secularism at that time was a denial of Christ’s authority in the world.
When you think of a King the first image or thought that may come to mind is [...]