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Sunday 17 December

Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Luke 1:46-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Gaudete Sunday Today is a day of rejoicing. Like Isaiah, we are full of joy at the coming of the Lord. No matter what the domestic arrangements of Christmas day will be like for us, we can all rejoice […]

Mary for Today: Mary Gives Birth to Jesus

Readings: Luke 2:6-19; Matthew 2:1-2, 9-11. A Real Birth:  Birth, the word opens up a world of meaning; a woman in childbirth is on the threshold of life and death. Her body struggles to bring the future into being, but her pain and exhaustion consume her to the point where she experiences a dying as […]