Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows Pope Benedict XVI once remarked that if we look at stain glass windows from the outside, they are dark, dirty and cold looking. However, when you look at them from inside, they are beautiful, life-giving and they tell a story. That is sometimes how we view the church from the outside rather … [Read more…]

Matthew 7: 21-29

Matthew 7: 21-29 We conclude Chapter 7 of Matthew’s Gospel with Jesus showing us the difference between human and divine wisdom. Divine wisdom is built on a firm and eternal foundation were as human wisdom has its limitations. Those who are truly wise are those who put Jesus’s teachings into practice and who conform to … [Read more…]

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI “The Christian life requires as it were the martyrdom of daily fidelity to the Gospel, the courage that is, to allow Christ to increase in us and to direct our thoughts and actions.”

St Luke 1:5-17

St Luke 1:5-17 Zechariah was the father of St John the Baptist. He was a priest of the Abijah family. The priests who officiated at the morning and evening sacrifice in the temple were divided into 24 groups and so served for a full week every six months. Zechariah entered into the sanctuary next to … [Read more…]

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist

Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist St John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah and St Elizabeth, a cousin of Mary, Mother of God. St John was the last of the prophets and the precursor who heralded the “way of the Lord”. He spent his early life as an ascetic in preparation … [Read more…]

The thoughts of the Saints

The thoughts of the Saints. St. Robert Southwell ‘The path to Heaven is narrow, rough and full of wearisome and trying ascents, nor can it be trodden without great toil; and therefore wrong is their way, gross their error, and assured their ruin who, after the testimony of so many thousands of saints, will not … [Read more…]

Matthew 7:6, 12-14

Matthew 7:6, 12-14 “Do not give dogs what is holy and do not throw your pearls in front of pigs.” This was a popular saying around the time of Jesus. The purpose is to teach us about discernment and prudence in order to avoid profaning what is holy and sacred and embracing what is false. … [Read more…]

St Thomas P7 Leavers Mass

St. Thomas the Apostle Primary School is happy announce that they will be celebrating the P7 Leavers Mass on live tomorrow, live on Twitter/Facebook. Please join us in the wonderful celebration as the pupils begin their new journey to St Lukes. We wish them all the best for the future especially in the current climate. … [Read more…]

Matthew 7: 1-5

Matthew 7: 1-5 Jesus speaks today about condemnatory judgements in our Gospel. We do pass judgements on people and situations in our lives which are completely legitimate. It is when that judgement becomes condemnatory that we enter into the realm of God and do something which should lie with God alone. God has a fairness … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of St John Fisher (1469-1535)

Optional Memorial of St John Fisher (1469-1535) St John Fisher was born in 1469. He had a brilliant intellect and mixed in the circle of learned men such as Erasmus. He was made Bishop of Rochester at the age of 35 in 1504. He was an accomplished preacher and writer and sought to raise the … [Read more…]