Prayers From Pope Francis in this time of tribulation

‘STRONG IN THE FACE OF TRIBULATION’ This is linked  to the Vatican Edition that may be updated weekly. The Vatican has made a free downloadable book of Pope Francis’s prayers, supplications and homilies available for readers around the world. Strong in the Face of Tribulation is available for download free of charge on the website … [Read more…]

Letter Of His Holiness Pope Francis

To The Faithful For The Month Of May 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. The … [Read more…]

Reflection – on the Gospel (John 10: 1-10)

‘Living Life to the Full’‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ (Gospel) I invite you to ask this question: Is Jesus talking about eternal life or also about this life? I have no doubt that these words are to be applied to our life on earth as much … [Read more…]

Readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter

Christ the Good Shepherd First Reading – Acts of the Apostles 2: 14, 36-41 A reading from the Acts of the ApostlesGod has made Jesus both Lord and Christ.On the day of Pentecost Peter stood up with the Eleven and addressed the crowd with a loud voice:‘The whole House of Israel can be certain that … [Read more…]

Fourth Sunday Of Easter Christ The Good Shepherd

MAY 3, 2020 – 9.30AM MASS (Streamed on YouTube) My dear Parishioners – my brothers and sisters for whom I pray and look out for. Covid – 19 lock-down has been very hard on so many and in particular on myself. – Not having you with me in person in our beautiful St Mary’s Cathedral … [Read more…]

Sunday Readings at Home

READ AT HOME Printable Version Third Sunday of Easter – 26 April 2020 CollectMay your people exult for ever, O God,in renewed youthfulness of spirit,so that, rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption,we may look forward in confident hopeto the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,who lives … [Read more…]

Family Prayer – Week by Week

Third Sunday of Easter – Year A 26 April 2020 “They recognised Jesus in the breaking of the bread.” Something to Think About The disciples in today’s story don’t recognise Jesus at first – evenwhen he is walking beside them. We need to recognise Jesus in allpeople in our daily activities, in our family, friends, … [Read more…]

Live-streaming – a new experience

THANK YOU I want to express my sincerest thanks to all who helped be available for reading in our live-stream Holy Week ceremonies and Masses. We would all agree Archbishop-Elect, Pat., Fr Edwin, Deacon Jithin were outstanding. Also, we thank Mr Jeff Hobbs and those who assisted him. We apologise for the early struggles we … [Read more…]

A Litany of Blessing in Time of Grief

Printable version Before we breathed our first, O God,you etched our names upon your hands,like stretchmarks on our mother’s skin.And those same hands that bear our liveswill carry us home as we breathe our last. So even in our grief, O God,let every breath we carry withinannounce your goodness with praise unending.For you have made … [Read more…]

Letter to People in the Diocese of Sale

Catholic Diocese of Sale Diocesan Administrator’s Office 21 st April 2020 Dear brothers and sisters in the Diocese of SaleGrace and peace, I hope this note finds you well.The first reading of today’s Mass reminds us of our mission to testify to the resurrection of the Lord and to be like Barnabas, sons of encouragement. … [Read more…]