St Mark 12: 35-37

St Mark 12: 35-37 Jesus continues in the Temple precincts to speak with the scribes or doctors of the law. How can the scribes maintain that the Christ (Messiah) is the son of David? This is a challenging question that Jesus proposes to them. Jesus then reminds them of Psalm 110, written by King David … [Read more…]

12 Promises of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

First Friday Devotions St Margaret Mary Alacoque received a series of revelations from Jesus beginning on the 27th of December  1673, which  continued  for 18th months. These revelations were given to promote devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which had already been present in the Church from the 13th century. These revelations were at … [Read more…]

Sacred Heart of Jesus 

John Paul II in  Message on the centenary of the consecration of mankind to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (1999), in  L’Osservatore Romano, 12 June 1999. In facing the challenge of the new evangelization, the Christian who looks upon the Heart of Christ and consecrates himself as well as his brothers and sisters to him, the … [Read more…]

St Mark 12: 28-34

St Mark 12: 28-34 Jesus is still at the temple precinct as he speaks to this scribe, this doctor of the law. Although Jesus has had previous debates with the scribes, when they sought Him out in an effort to criticize and condemn Him, this is an encounter with a scribe who genuinely seeks enlightenment … [Read more…]

Sacred Heart Devotions

Sacred Heart Devotions Please join Fr Joe for the Sacred Heart devotions every Friday of June at 7pm. We unite our parish family and the family of the Church with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We pray that he will bless all our families as we consecrate them to his Adorable Heart and that his … [Read more…]

Support our beautiful mission to feed hungry children 

Support our beautiful mission to feed hungry children I am deeply moved by the way church leaders across the UK have embraced technology to reach out to their congregations at this time. You have inspired us to create a series of special messages especially for churchgoers. These short films will include updates on how Mary’s … [Read more…]

St Mark 12: 18-27

St Mark 12: 18-27 The Sadducees were an aristocratic, conservative group or party who were centred in Jerusalem. Many came from high priestly families. They co-operated with the Roman authorities and were at variance on religious and political matters with the pharisees. Because of their privileged status under the Romans, they would have been afraid … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Charles Lwanga and Companions

Memorial of St Charles Lwanga and Companions Today is the Memorial of St Charles Lwanga and the 21 companions who were martyred in Uganda in 1886. All these young boys and men were aged between 13 and 30 and all worked as pages in the court of King Mwanga. They remained chaste and faithful to … [Read more…]

St Mark 12: 13-17 (Week 9 of Ordinary Time, Year 2)

St Mark 12: 13-17 (Week 9 of Ordinary Time, Year 2) The chief priest’s unholy alliance with the Herodians, is simply a temporary pact to bring down a common enemy, Jesus. There is no love lost between these two groups who are poles apart at a religious and political level. The question is not a … [Read more…]