Matthew 15: 21-28

Jesus withdraws to the region of Tyre and Sidon. These were Phoenician cities north of Palestine that bordered north western Galilee on the Mediterranean Coast. It was outside of Herod Antipas’s territory and Jesus came here to avoid Herod’s and the pharisee’s persecution and further form his Apostles. These cities were pagan cities and are … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of Dedication of St Mary Major Basilica

The Basilica was first built on the Equiline Hill, Rome during the Pontificate of Pope Liberius (352-366) and called it the Liberian Basilica. Pope Celestine I (422-432) rebuilt the Basilica and Pope Sixtus (432-440) rededicated it in honour of the Holy Mother of God on the 5th of August 434 in response to the Ecumenical … [Read more…]

Some quotes from the Cure d’Ars

On meeting a young boy Antoine Givre, on route to Ars who gave him directions he said “You have shown me the way to Ars, I will show you the way to heaven” “I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.” “We … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney

St John Mary Baptist Vianney was born near Lyons, France in 1786. With limited schooling and being a slow learner, he had to discontinue his seminary training as he struggled with the Latin lectures. However, he sought private tuition and was eventually ordained in 1814. In 1818 he was sent to Ars- en -Dombes, the … [Read more…]

Quotes from the Saints on the Eucharist

St. John Vianney, Cure d’Ars “All the good works in the world are not equal to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass because they are the works of men; but the Mass is the work of God. Martyrdom is nothing in comparison for it is but the sacrifice of man to God; but the Mass … [Read more…]

St Matthew 14:13-21

Jesus has just heard about the death of His cousin and His precursor St John the Baptist. He has his head chopped off because Herodias retaliates to being told by St John the Baptist that she and Herod are committing adultery as Philip is her husband and not Herod and therefore, they violate God’s commandments. … [Read more…]

Weekly e-bulletin (18th Sunday Year A) 2nd August 2020

Collections: 26th July   Collection Gift Aid:             £80.00   Collection Non-Gift Aid: £117.00 Gift Aid Building Fund:      £60.00. St Anthony’s:                      £11.71     Monthly Standing Orders: £1677   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 … [Read more…]