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4th December, Second Sunday of Advent.

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, The very first line of today's reading: "A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse,... on him the spirit of the Lord rests.." This is a reference to the father of King David (named Abishai), from whose line Mary the m...

20th November, Feast of Christ the King

Dear Parishioners and visitors,   The Feast of Christ the King which is relatively recent in the calendar of the Church (1925). The idea of kings and kingdoms were common currency in Jesus time. King David was probably the most famous and Jesus wa...

13th November, 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors, Today’s Readings fit Remembrance Sunday only too well. The Temple of Jerusalem may be compared to a worldly empire, the work of generations including the conquest of people. Yet, as Jesus said, “the time will come...

6th November 2016 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and visitors,   Changing from my usual format, I encourage those of you who can spare the time on Wednesday night, November 9th at 9pm to have a look at ITV’s presentation, “Britain’s Adoption Scandal: Breaking the Silence”.  I h...

30th October, 2016, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and visitors,             Today’s parable needs no introduction, but the message never loses its power. Zacchaeus had done well in life – as the word ‘success’ conveys in the ordinary sense of the world’s values. But meeting Jesu...

23rd October 2016 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Message from Fr john: Just a brief reminder that I am away from October 11th to October 27th. The Salesian Community will celebrate the weekend Masses and also Mass on Wednesday and Friday during that period. I hope parishioners will provide a Lit...

16th October 2016 - 29th Sunday in ordinary time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors, A warm welcome to all Parishioners and Visitors on this the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time.   Just a brief reminder that I am away from October 11th to October 27th. The Salesian Community will celebrate the weekend M...

9th October 2016 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   The story of today’s gospel is so well known to all of us it may seem a waste of time to discuss it again. How ungrateful that only one of of ten with the terrible infliction of leprosy – which necessitated leavin...

30th September, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  Dear Parishioners and Visitors, One of the gospel passages today has the apostles asking Jesus, to, “Increase our faith.” The answer Jesus gives at first sight seems to suggest that even a tiny seed of faith can work extraordinary miracles, such...

25th September, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,   Today Jesus continues to speak to the Pharisees. We may very well ask, ‘Is this a Rich man, poor man tale of morality?’ No, it is far more subtle than that and we are asked to think deeply about this question. Thi...
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.