6 – 7 October 2018 Today many people think when emotional love ends, they no longer love one another. Harold Kushner, an American Rabbi speaks of a young couple who came to him, asking he officiate at their upcoming wedding. At one point the young groom asked. ‘Rabbi, would you object if we made a … [Read more…]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

29 – 30 September 2018 Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 Practical Advice for Disciples Today’s gospel makes a number of important and very practical points. Though they were addressed originally to the leaders in the community, they have relevance for all disciples of Jesus. The apostles came upon a man who was casting out devils in Jesus name. … [Read more…]

Praying with the Pope in August

Universal That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.   Prayer Heavenly Father, Through the sacrament of marriage, your Church sees in human love a sign of your presence. The fruitful love of spouses is an example of what each of us is called … [Read more…]


Pope Paul VI spoke the words “The Church Exists to Evangelise”. Its about nurturing our faith in God and growing in intimacy with our Lord Jesus. One of the revelations for the church has been the emergence world-wide of Parish Cells of Evangelisation. When on sabbatical in the Holy Land in the early 90’s I … [Read more…]

Healing Mass

A Healing Mass will be held this Sunday, 17 June in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sale commencing at 12pm. A Catholic healing mass is a special celebration of the mass that aims at helping people find healing in whatever areas they may require it.Although according to the Catholic Church the mass itself has certain healing properties, … [Read more…]


God our loving Father, we give you thanks and praise for our Cathedral Parish of Sale, for your people and your Creation. Nourish us by your daily Word and Eucharist. Enrich us in our faith, hope and love. Strengthen us with the spirit of your mercy and grace. Make us grateful for your gifts as … [Read more…]


The good Shepherd – 22nd April 2018 Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. It is a great image to have of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Jesus himself says, ‘The Good Shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.’ Deep within our hearts we pray: Lord Jesus, with you as our shepherd, we shall want for nothing. … [Read more…]