St Luke 22:24-30

In today’s Gospel a dispute arises among the Apostles about who is the greatest. This is not the first time that this has occurred. Jesus reminds them that first and foremost that this is something common place among pagans and therefore should be alien to the follower of Christ. The disciple should never be confused … [Read more…]

St Luke 4: 31-37

Jesus has now left his home town of Nazareth and Capernaum which lies on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee becomes his base for his Galilean ministry. His teaching is very distinct from other rabbis and teachers as he teaches with authority. In today’s Gospel passage Jesus is present in the synagogue as … [Read more…]

Weekly bulletin (30/08/20)

Collection Gift Aid:             £95     Non- Gift Aid: £141.30 Gift Aid Building Fund:       £55 St Anthony’s:                       £74.68      Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677   Weekend Masses: Saturdays @ 4pm and Sundays @ 8.30am (until further notice.) & 10.am. Weekday Masses: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10am. The Church will be opened for Mass only and 20 minutes before … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Augustine

St Augustine was born in Thagaste, North Africa in the year 354. He was well educated and his early life was influenced by Manichaeism and Neo- Platonism. He had a mistress and a child outside of marriage and lived a rather dissolute life, much to the dismay of his mother, St Monica. She spent many … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Monica

St Monica was born in the year 332 in Tagaste in North Africa to Christian parents. She married Patricius, who was a pagan and three of their children survived infancy. St Augustine was the eldest. Patricius was baptised a year before his death. His conversion to Catholicism was very much influenced through St Monica’s piety, … [Read more…]

Gospel of St John 1:45-51

In St John’s Gospel, the Gospel chosen for today, it is St Philip that introduces St Bartholomew/ Nathanael to Jesus. When St Philip says that we have found the Messiah, St Bartholomew asks “where is he from”? When St Philip replies from Nazareth, St Bartholomew seems utterly unimpressed as he responds “can anything good come … [Read more…]

Feast of St Bartholomew

In the Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, St Bartholomew appears only as a name on the list of the Apostles. In St John’s Gospel the name St Bartholomew does not appear, but the name of Nathanael is identified by scripture scholars as him. The assumption is that this one person is indicated by two … [Read more…]

Weekly e-bulletin (23/08/20)

Collection Gift Aid:             £65.00     Non- Gift Aid: £151.60 Gift Aid Building Fund:       £35.00 St Anthony’s:                       £83.53      Monthly Standing Orders: £1,677   Weekend Masses: Saturdays @ 4pm and Sundays @ 8.30am (until further notice.) & 10.am. Weekday Masses: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays @ 10am. The Church will be opened for Mass only and 20 minutes before … [Read more…]

Two prayers to the Queen of Heaven

Most holy Virgin Immaculate, my Mother Mary, to thee who art the Mother of my Lord, the Queen of the universe, the advocate, the hope, the refuge of sinners, I who am the most miserable of all sinners, have recourse this day. I venerate thee, great queen, and I thank thee for the many graces … [Read more…]