Weeky bulletin (16/08/20)

Collection Gift Aid:             £135.00     Non- Gift Aid: £135.40 Gift Aid Building Fund:      £110.00 St Anthony’s:                      £59.40       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 Maximilian Mary Kolbe

St Maximilian Mary Kolbe was born Raymond Kolbe in 1894 near Lodz, Poland. He became a novice of the Conventual Franciscans at age 16 and was given the religious name Maximilian. When he made his Solemn Profession in 1914, he added Mary to his religious name. He was ordained in Rome in 1919 and returned … [Read more…]

Ordination of Rev Ryan Black

The Rev Ryan Black will be ordained a Priest for our Diocese this Saturday the 15th of August at 12 Noon in St Mirin’s Cathedral. The Ordination Mass will be live-streamed. His First Mass will be celebrated on Sunday the 16th August, the transferred Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady into Heaven at … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of St Pontian & St Hippolytus

St Pontian became Pope in the year 231 and was banished by the Emperor Maximus and exiled to Sardinia in 235. He resigned the Papacy so that the Church could elect an active Pontiff. He died in Sa as a result of ill treatment and exhaustion in the salt mines of Sardinia about the year … [Read more…]

Matthew 18:15-20

Within the church and within our communities there will be times when we have to fraternally correct others in order to bring about their holiness and sanctification. The emphasis in this passage from Jesus is about first and foremost, reconciliation. However, if there is a resistance to private correction then Jesus advises one or two … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Jane Frances de Chantal

St Jane Frances Chantal was born in Dijon, France, on the 28th of January 1572. She had a very spiritual and religious upbringing. She married the Philippe, Baron de Chantal at the age of 20 who had inherited sufficient debts with the acquisition of the family estate. However, St Jane Frances Chantal was able to … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Clare of Assisi

St Clare was born in 1194 in Assisi, Italy. She was inspired and moved at the age of 15 by the dynamic preaching of St Francis of Assisi and refused to get married. She ran away from home when she was 18 years of age and met some friars carrying torches on the road. At … [Read more…]

Mary’s Meals

Taken from Mary’s Meals There’s a moment in our new film, Love Reaches Everywhere, when a mum, agonised by her struggle to feed her beautiful children is asked what she is afraid of. She replies without skipping a beat: “I am a child of God. I’m not afraid of anything.” I imagine this mother, Mrs … [Read more…]

St John 12: 24-26

When Jesus says “unless grain a wheat falls on the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain, but if it dies, it yields a great harvest”, Jesus is identifying himself with this action. Jesus is the grain of wheat that must die, to produce the fruit of eternal life. As a planted seed … [Read more…]

Feast of St Lawrence

Little is known about St Lawrence but his martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early church that the celebration of his feast spread quickly. He was the deacon of St Pope Sixtus II who was martyred a few days before St Lawrence in the year 258 during the persecution of the Emperor … [Read more…]