Friday 28 February 2014

Newsletter for 1/2 March - Sunday 8(A)

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Lent starts this week: please note the Ash Wednesday Mass times in the newsletter and below.

Here is the Lent programme as published last week. You can download a printable version here.

Teaching Vacancies

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Thursday 20 February 2014

Lent Resources

It is good to have something to help us focus our prayer and reflection during Lent. Here are a few suggestions.

Lent is coming.....

Here is our Lent programme. You can download a printable version here.

Newsletter for 22/23 February - Sunday 7(A)

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Wednesday 19 February 2014

Pope Francis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

This morning Pope Francis said this at his Wednesday audience:
Dear Brothers and Sisters: Through the Sacraments of Initiation, we receive new life in Christ. This life we carry in earthen vessels, however, and we still experience temptations, suffering, and death. Because of sin, we can even lose this new life. Jesus therefore willed that the Church continue his works of salvation for her members, in particular through the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which flows from the Paschal Mystery. The forgiveness we receive is not the result of our own efforts, but is the gift of the Holy Spirit reconciling us to God and to each other. While the celebration of the Sacrament is personal, it is rooted in the community of the Church, in which the Holy Spirit is present, uniting us all in Jesus Christ. When confessing our sins then, we confess to the priest who represents not only God but also the community of the Church that accompanies us on the path of conversion. Though this Sacrament is a great treasure, we may be tempted to dismiss it, perhaps due to laziness or embarrassment, or because of a diminishing sense of sin and its effects. Too often, we see ourselves as the centre and measure of all things, and our lives can go adrift. The Sacrament of Reconciliation calls us back to God, and embraces us with his infinite mercy and joy. May we allow his love to renew us as his children and to reconcile us with him, with ourselves, and with one another.
It strikes me that the Pope's wise words are well worth thinking about and taking to heart as we approach Lent.

Teaching post

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Thursday 13 February 2014

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Teaching Posts

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Saturday 8 February 2014

Saturday 1 February 2014