Reflection: “A Precious Place”

Bishop Mark’s recent document on re organisation within the Diocese, makes regular reference to ‘The Pastoral Conversion of the Parish Community’, which was issued from the Vatican during the summer.  On Christian initiation it says ‘It is a journey that is ongoing’  ‘not as a duty to fulfil, a rite of passage’ as ‘an ongoingContinue reading “Reflection: “A Precious Place””

First Holy Communion – a Special Day!

Nine of our parish children made their First Holy Communion at a special Mass celebrated yesterday (5 December 2020). Although numbers were severely restricted to the children and some family due to the current pandemic, many others were able to join them in spirit through the live-stream. It was the delayed culmination of a longContinue reading “First Holy Communion – a Special Day!”

Women in the Church

In his wide-ranging new book Let Us Dream, written in conversation with Austen Ivereigh, Pope Francis writes about female roles in the Church, saying that “allowing women’s perspectives to challenge existing assumptions” is something he has tried to focus on as Pope, appointing women to positions where they can “shape the culture” and “influence the visionContinue reading “Women in the Church”

Writing to the Frontlines

CAFOD have launched a means for each of us to write, via their web site, to some brave people who are struggling to protect their communities’ human rights and lands against the aggressive actions of international mining and farming companies.  A message from you will be the perfect way to start Advent and it will help showContinue reading “Writing to the Frontlines”