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Friday 31 March

Jeremiah 20: 10-13, Ps 18: 2-7; John 10: 31-42 Jesus first The opposition against Jesus is reaching its climax. Jesus returns to the Jordan to where his cousin preached and baptised. I have often wondered about this time Jesus had near the Jordan river. Remembering John and his announcement of an entirely different way of […]


Re-opening of St Mary of the Angels church ‘We’ve saved the Church,’ was the jubilant reaction of Parish Priest, Barry Scannell sm, at the blessing and re-opening of St Mary of the Angels on Wednesday evening in Holy Week. He said that one of the saddest aspects of the church being closed was not being […]

Tuesday 20 January

Hebrews 6:10-20, Ps.111, Mark 2:23-28 Moral Perspectives Today’s Gospel reminded me of two statements made by Father James, the Parish Priest in the powerful movie “Calvary”. “We (the Church) place too much importance on vices and not enough on virtues”; and “We place more emphasis on sins of commission than on sins of omission”. There […]