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Tag Archive for ‘saints’

Friday 30 August

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Psalm 97; Matthew 25:1-13 Stay awake and listen God wants us to be holy. Holy persons try to love others as God loves, yet know they will never succeed perfectly. They take ordinary tasks and do them in freedom with generous love. They know they need God and call on the Holy […]

Saturday 26 January

ST TIMOTHY AND ST TITUS 2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-8, 10; Luke 10:1-9 Boldness There is a boldness and courage about the faith of some saints. Their faith seemed to be strengthened by difficulties and opposition, and even by persecution. True faith is rooted deeply in God and is not […]

March Crossword

Solution for February Across: 1 Rake, 3 Ad limina, 9 Acronym, 10 Canoe, 11 Spellbinding, 14 She, 16 Canon, 17 Ski, 18 Christian era, 21 Pylon, 22 Holdall, 23 Conclave, 24 Jews. Down: 1 Reassess, 2 Kyrie, 4 Dim, 5 Incidentally, 6 Innings, 7 Amen, 8 Inflectional, 12 If not, 13 Miracles, 15 Echelon, 19 […]

Wednesday 1 November

All Saints Apocalypse 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Your faithful people Today we rejoice in our ‘saints’ – citizens of Heaven. These are the saints we are named after, pray to often, read about. We number, too, all the good people we have known – our parents and friends and family […]

Sixteen Scientist Saints

Science was invented by a Franciscan friar. Genetics by an Augustinian monk. And the Big Bang Theory by a Jesuit priest.

Friday 17 March

St Patrick Jeremiah 1:4-9; Psalm 106; Acts 13:46-49; Luke 10:1-2, 17-20 Proclaiming the Good News In both his words and his actions Jesus proclaimed the good news of salvation, that God is a loving, compassionate and merciful God, who extends an invitation to all – Jews and gentiles, saints and sinners, — to enter his […]

Wednesday 2 November

All Souls Isaiah 25:6-9; Ps 23; Romans 5:17-21; Luke 7:11-17 Hope Yesterday we celebrated with the saints already in heaven. Today we think about ourselves, and those who have gone before us in faith. Jesus came down from His Father, died for our sins, and rose again to give us hope of eternal life with […]

Sunday 1 November

All Saints Ps 24; Apocalypse 7:2-4, 9-14, 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Celebration and Thanksgiving The Beatitudes – You might spend a few minutes on today’s readings Today we celebrate the lives of those souls who have achieved their reward in heaven. Shall we include those ‘saints’ who in the 1800s came to spread the […]

Thursday 13 August

Joshua 3:7-11, 13-17; Ps 114; Matthew 18;21-19:1 Mercy and Justice The parable of the man whose master forgave him a huge debt, only to find the same man treated one of his own debtors badly provides an unpleasant picture for us to live by. Our heavenly father forgives us over and over again – thankfully, […]

Wednesday 8 July

Genesis 41:55-57, 42:5-7,17-24, Psalm 33, Matthew 10:1-7 Freely you have received, freely give. When Jesus begins his mission, his first act is to gather a band of friends around him. Even God’s son did not work alone. What does that tell us about the importance of being part of a faith community? The history of […]