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15th October 2017 28th Sunday of the Year

Dear Friends,             Today’s Gospel presents a challenge to interpret in our time. In the example of the wide invitation to the wedding banquet it is consoling that the ones who make the choice are those who are invited. In our culture, the p...

8th October, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Friends,  Today Jesus is still addressing the chief priests and the elders – the people in charge and claiming to speak for and act on behalf of The Father as they claimed their authority as successors of Moses.  The custom of absentee la...

1st October, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today’s conversation between the chief priests, elders and Jesus should give us no cause for disagreeing. But look at the ultra-severe remarks of Jesus to the custodians of the Law of Moses and the people who were afforded all sorts ...

24th September, Twenty–Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Today’s gospel reading brings us face to face with the question of injustice in life. It is thought about and debated day after day in our time also. Is it fair to get the same reward for one hour’s work as it is for part of or a who...

17th September 2017 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, Last week we had Jesus advising us that if somebody does us a wrong, the first step is to go and have a ‘clear the air’ discussion, face to face. This week, Peter who heard that advice asks Jesus the obvious follow up question, and i...

10th September, Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, It is unlikely that anybody hearing today’s Gospel will not have cause to reflect on family and friend issues. Matthew comes to the point quickly, “If your brother or sister does something wrong, go and have it out with them alone”. ...

27th August, 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,  Jesus today enquires of the disciples, “Who do people say I am?” or what is the word in the street about me. We should not belittle this question, Jesus was well aware of the wisdom and shrewd judgement of the community. So it was a...

20th August, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,    A warm welcome to all Parishioners and Visitors on this the 20th Sunday in Ordinary time.   This week’s retiring collection is for the Zimba Orphan Fund which was set up to support the education of orphans, some ...

5th August, The Transfiguration of the Lord

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,    Welcome to Our Lady Queen of Heaven.   This week’s retiring collection is The Third World and Charity (TW&C) purposes.    A huge Congratulations to Dorothy and Tony Duhig on their Golden Anniversary.  They wi...

30th July, Seventeenth Sunday of the Year

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,    A warm welcome to all Parishioners and Visitors on this the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   This week’s retiring collection is for the Vine Centre. They exist to help change the lives of the most disadvantaged me...
RBL CORPS OF DRUMS – RECRUITING NOW The Royal British Legion is forming a Corps of Drums which is a military style Marching Band. They are looking for male and female recruits aged 14 yrs and above. No musical knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught. Instruments and uniforms will be provided. First practise session is Sunday 15 January 2012 at 1000-1200 hours in the RBL Farnborough, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, GU16 7RF. Why not join us? Call Major Kevin Tompkins on 07876688977 or just turn up on 15 January.