This Thursday, 22 July, is the feast of Mary Magdalene, one of the greatest women to ever live. She is a great example to us all. Far too often, individuals are labelled by their sins and not by what they did to overcome them. We know from scripture that Mary Magdalene had seven demons cast
The Holy Father has designated 25 July as the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. You can access the message of Pope Francis (both in text and video format) on the Vatican website and also some pastoral guidelines and ideas for the day below. The Vatican suggests that it “would be especially meaningful if,
By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to certain devotions. July is devoted to the Precious Blood of Jesus. The early Fathers say that the Church was born from the pierced side of Christ, and that the sacraments were brought forth through His Blood. The Precious Blood which we worship is
On 29 June the Church celebrates the feast day of two great saints, Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Peter and Paul are known as the two pillars of the Church. Their lives were very different but both overcame weakness; St Peter denied Christ and St Paul persecuted the Church. Both repented and worked tirelessly to
Amen I say to you, there hath not risen among them that are born of women a greater than John the Baptist: yet he that is the lesser in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. – Matthew 11:11 This Thursday, 24 June, is the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
A beautiful new film has been made about Fatima portraying the events of 1917. The new film on Fatima will be shown on demand and in selected cinemas here in UK from 25 June. On demand: it will be available on demand initially on Apple TV (£9.99) and later on Google Play, Prime Video, Sky
Father’s Day: the Catholic Perspective We wish all the fathers in our parish a happy and blessed Father’s Day! Fathers are called in a special way to reflect God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. Similar to the way our heavenly Father cares for us, our earthly fathers are there to help us navigate life’s challenges and
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The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost, which this year is 11 June. In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus, including the