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26th April, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, This weekend we traditionally celebrate Good Shepherd Sunday.  The title is self evident from the words of Jesus in the opening line of the gospel.  “I am the good shepherd: (he says) the good shepherd is one who la...

19th April, Third Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, We are in the Easter Season. As I read the Gospel over and over again I was thrown back to my primary school days in Castletownberehaven. From early years we were familiar with suffering and death. People spoke open...

12th April, Second Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,                                         For the followers of Jesus, the events of Holy Week were traumatic. So, in shock they were trying to get over the bad news of his death and not thinking about what will happen...

29th March, Palm Sunday, the Passion of the Lord

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, Palm Sunday has an element of drama about it, the procession, the singing, going from where the blessing takes place to where we will listen attentively to the Scriptures especially the Passion account of St Mark. C...

22nd March, 5th Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   In today’s Gospel Jesus tells Philip & Andrew, “Now the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” For Jesus, it was the reality he recognised coming down the road at him. He was not talking about an h...

15th March, Fourth Sunday in Lent

Happy Mother’s Day! Dear Parishioners and Visitors, We are getting to the business end of the Lenten Season. In many ways it’s a busy time, but let us put the Gospel Call first.  Today Jesus speaking to Nicodemus, a leading, a leading member of th...

8th March Third Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   To quote Jesus from today’s Gospel, “Take all this out of here and stop turning my Father’s house into a market.”  How often have we heard about market forces, the need to make profit no matter who loses out along...

22nd February, First Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,                             Today’s gospel contrasts with Matthew’s detailed account of the three fold temptation of Jesus in the desert (Matt 4:1-11). If Jesus was to come now, the temptations in our society would ...

15th February, Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors, It is highly tempting to go reflecting on leprosy and what we might compare it to now, with the ills that prevail in our time. Instead, I draw your attention to the seond reading from Paul to the Corinthians after...

7th February, Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,                                         Jesus is presented by Mask as a healer even of those possessed.  Suffering is a common   theme in scripture and in the experience of people down the ages.  How many reading th...
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.