Memorial of St Alphonsus Liguori

St Alphonsus Liguori was born in Naples, Italy in 1696. At the age of sixteen he acquired a doctorate in both canon and civil law. He practised very successfully as a barrister for about 8 years but gave this up to become a priest at the age of 30. He spent much of his time … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola was born in the Basque town of Loyola in Northern Spain in 1491. His father was a nobleman and St Ignatius spent much of his early life at court. He joined the army of the Duke of Nagura and was badly injured after his leg was shattered by a cannon ball … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of St Peter Chrysologus

St Peter Chrysologus was born in Imola, which is in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy around 380 AD. He became a priest and was consecrated Bishop of Ravenna in 424 by Pope Sixtus III. Ravenna at this time was the capital of the West. He was known as Peter of the Golden Words because … [Read more…]

SCIAF Urgent Appeal

Coronavirus is about to affect the continent of Africa very badly. It is the poverty pandemic the virus will unleash, that will kill the world’s poorest people and nations. www.sciaf.org.uk for more information

Memorial of St Martha

St Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus, whom Jesus rose from the dead. They were from the small village of Bethany which was on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives about three kilometres from Jerusalem. They were friends of Jesus and Jesus saw their home as a place of rest and … [Read more…]

St Matthew 13: 36-43

The Apostles in today’s Gospel passage ask Jesus to explain to them the meaning of the parable of the wheat and darnel in the field growing together. The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man, Jesus himself. He does this through His actions, through His preaching and teaching, the Gospel He shares … [Read more…]

Introduction to Matthew 13:44-52

Matthew 13: 44-52 This Sunday’s Gospel consists of three parables. The first two are very similar in their message. The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure and like a pearl that someone finds. The first is representative of people who unexpectedly or suddenly stumble upon the Kingdom of heaven. The second is the result … [Read more…]

Parish ebulletin (26/7/20)

Find important information from our parish, below.     Collections: 19th July   Collection Gift Aid:             £100    Collection Non-Gift Aid:    £359.00 Gift Aid Building Fund:      £110.00. St Anthony’s:                       £28.69     Monthly Standing Orders: £1677   Weekend Masses: Saturdays @ 4pm and Sundays @ 8.30am (until further notice.) & 10.am. There are still a few places available … [Read more…]

Feast of St James

Today is the Feast of St James, brother of St John the Evangelist. He is also known as James the Greater. He is not to be confused by the other Apostle named James, son of Alphaeus. He was called alongside his brother St John by Jesus as they mended their nets with their father Zebedee. … [Read more…]