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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 [...]

Pastor's Desk 33rd Sunday

Posted 15th November 2021 in Pastor's Desk

How often have you witnessed or read about a significant event in the world and said to yourself that ‘it is a sign of the times we live in’? For example we might say that in reference to something that has happened to bring about a change in society that we may not necessarily agree [...]

Pastor's Desk 32nd Sunday

Posted 6th November 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Today Jesus talks about the scribes who wore their long robes and took up the front seats in the synagogue and how they expected to be greeted ‘obsequiously’ in the market square. In other words, they wanted to be seen and treated differently that their fellow women and men. They expected to be given places [...]

Pastor's Desk 31st Sunday

Posted 29th October 2021 in Pastor's Desk

When one of the scribes comes up to Jesus and puts the question to him ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus does not delay and spells out clearly the guidelines for good Christian living. He says that God’s commandments can be reduced to two: love of God and love of our neighbour. [...]

Pastor's Desk 30th Sunday

Posted 22nd October 2021 in Pastor's Desk

Today over one billion Catholics throughout the world will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Every year since it was first instituted in 1926 by Pope Pius XI the church has used the month of October to reflect and pray for the work of the missions. Today we are asked to support our Holy Father, Pope Francis’, [...]

Pastor's Desk 29th Sunday

Posted 18th October 2021 in Pastor's Desk

We serve God best by helping and serving one another