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Everyone A Priest

What follows is the text of a Sermon Preached by Fr John Rea sm  It happened some time during the exodus.  The Israelites were drawn up in their tribes around the tent of meeting.  They were grumbling and their discontent was aimed at Moses and Aaron.  Then God intervened.  He showed his presence in a […]

Fruits of the Holy Spirit: Gentleness

Kindly, amiable, mild, kind or tender temperament. Oxford dictionaries.com The Holy Spirit gently calls us away from our sinfulness and into a fuller life. We are all sinners and we all need to be gently coaxed to the right side of the ledger in the fullness of Christ. “Barbara come and listen to this. I […]

Thursday 30 October

Ephesians 6:10-20; Ps 144; Luke 13:31-35 Pray all the time The Lord gathers us, his holy people ‘as a hen gathers her brood under her wings’. We are ‘a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people set apart’. So that we may honour our vocation, we are urged to ‘pray all the time, asking for […]


A common question in my childhood was “What are you going to be when you grow up?” This is a question that all have to face sooner or later. The ability to dream of an occupation can stretch from the sublime to the ridiculous.   In the end a person’s   occupation is often shaped […]