3rd Sunday in Advent, Year B

I’ve had a very good week this week. I managed to get around the twenty or so sick parishioners who regularly receive Holy Communion from those of you who are extraordinary ministers of the sacrament. I was quite moved and inspired by them. While I brought them the sacraments, the...

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2nd Sunday of Advent, Year B

There’s meeting someone and there’s meeting someone. In the course of the day, never mind in our entire life, we meet numerous people: in the street, in the shops, in public transport, etc.. That’s one sense of meeting someone. But there is another sense in which we say, “I’ve met...

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Christ The King, Year A

I’ve been watching the Spanish drama on the BBC called “I know who you are.” It’s about a top lawyer who suffers from amnesia after a car crash and the disappearance of his niece. As the plot thickens, I find myself switching from one theory to the next about what...

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Sunday 32, Year A

It is right and just to celebrate significant anniversaries in your life. When a married couple reaches 25, 50, 60 or more years together, it’s definitely time to get the champagne glasses out. It’s time to get the family and friends together and have a bash. It’s time to look...

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Sunday 27, Year A

In this month of the Rosary, I want to talk to you about this great prayer. In many quarters, it has sadly gone out of fashion and is even regarded by some with contempt. But such people do not know what they are missing. The Rosary is a Mother taking...

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Sunday 26, Year A

In early 1979, primary school teachers in Poland were told to tell their children that a man who was about to visit their country was their enemy. The man was Pope John Paul II. The communist authorities tried to make sure the turnout for the visit would be low. Instead,...

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