Re-opening of Churches

Re-opening of Churches Yesterday, the First Minister has announced that we may now move to Phase 2 of the Re-Opening of our Churches. Following the Statement of the First Minister, who continues to urge us to be cautious and the criteria laid out by the relevant Bishops’ Conference Committees, our process for Re-Opening Our Churches … [Read more…]

Feast of the Sacred Heart. 19/6/20

Feast of the Sacred Heart. 19/6/20 It was Pope Pius IX in 1856 who instituted this Feast for the Universal Church. Previously it had been celebrated in local churches, particularly in France due to the apparitions of the Sacred Heart to St Margaret Mary Alacoque. Pope Pius XII wrote about the Sacred Heart in his … [Read more…]

Matthew 6:19-23

Matthew 6:19-23 “Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth but store up treasures for yourselves in heaven”. This is a call by Jesus to decide between the fragile security and illusory joy of earthly wealth and the true riches of possessing God. Whatever you give most attention to is where your heart truly … [Read more…]

The Saints thoughts on Prayer

The Saints thoughts on Prayer                                                                                                                                                                St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We set forth our petitions before God, not in order to make known to Him our needs and desires, but rather so that we ourselves may realize that in these things, it is necessary to turn to God for help.’ St. Teresa of Avila … [Read more…]

Matthew 6: 7-15

Matthew 6: 7-15 Jesus speaks to his disciples in the Gospel of today about prayer. Jesus first speaks about the pagans and how they pray. “In your prayers do not babble as the pagans do”. The gentiles or pagans would recite a long litany of divine names hoping to gain their attention. They believed that … [Read more…]