12th Week in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) – 25 June 2023


Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 12A) 2023

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Sunday 12A) 2023

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-12-ota-2023



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God bless,
Fr Dave

11th Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday 20 June 2023

community fridge


Monday 19 June 2023

“God is not far away,
He is a Father,
He knows you and loves you;
he wants to hold your hand,
even when you travel on steep paths, even when you fall.
Indeed, often in your weakest moments,
you can feel his presence more strongly.
He is with you, He is your Father!”

(Pope Francis, Angelus, 18 June 2023)


11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) – 18 June 2023

Sun 11A

Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 11A) 2023

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Sunday 11A)

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-11-ota-2023


Day for Life

Today is the annual ‘Day for Life’ – the day in the Church’s calendar when we celebrate the gift of life from conception to natural death.  This year, the theme is ‘Listen to Her’.  Often the voices of women who have had an abortion are silent in the Church and in society.  By encouraging women to share their experience, it is hoped to break this silence and offer further opportunities for healing and reconciliation. For more information and resources:  www.cbcew.org.uk/day-for-life


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God bless,
Fr Dave

10th Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday 13 June 2023 – St Anthony of Padua

God's love is enough


Monday 12 June 2023

Is this Christlike or not


Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (A) – 11 June 2023


Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Corpus Christi A) 2023

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Corpus Christi A) 2023

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-corpus-christi-yr-a-2023


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God bless,
Fr Dave

9th Week in Ordinary Time

Thursday 8 June 2023

dogs die in hot cars

And let’s not forget our animal friends in the garden…


Wednesday 7 June 2023

Let us pray for Pope Francis who is having surgery today.

Let us pray for the many people and animals affected by the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in Ukraine.


Tuesday 6 June 2023

abp eamon martin diocesan website

Social Media

The Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Reverend Eamon Martin, recently spoke about Pope Francis’ Message for World Communications Day:

“There’s an old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me” … but I think that this is far from the truth.  I think we all know nowadays that what we say – and how we say it – can cause immense damage.  Whether it is at home, in the workplace, on social media, or in person, the comments we make about others can either build up, or destroy.

That is why Pope Francis, in his message for World Communications Day this year, is challenging us to always speak the truth with love…

We are all very conscious that the world can be a cruel place at times and that the language we use is sometimes insensitive and destructive.

Social media, for example, can create a toxic and hurtful environment with many comments and postings about others that are downright mean and judgmental.  It is worth thinking about our own use of online platforms: our likes, our retweets, the opinions we share, including the images or gifs that pretend to be funny.  Apart from the times when information can be widely shared which is blatantly false and defamatory, there are so many other comments about people’s looks, or failings, mistakes or faults that lack any kind of mercy or understanding of human weakness and frailty.

Pope Francis is inviting us to consider looking into our hearts and asking ourselves, what’s going on in there?  What kind of darkness or noise is there which would lead us to be so lacking in empathy or mercy?

He reminds us of a phrase from one of the psalms which says ‘guard your tongue from evil’.  I suppose the keyboard version of that might be, ‘guard your thumbs from evil!’

If we could all do that… the world would be a more loving, caring, charitable and peaceful place.”

The Archbishop’s Message on YouTube:  

World Communications Day 2023 – Archbishop Eamon Martin – YouTube


Monday 5 June 2023

Pride Month

During the month of June, the LGBTQ community marks its place in society through various events across the world.  Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month?

Fr James Martin SJ writes:  “Maybe the best way to think about Pride Month is to imagine what you would say to a young person who finally summoned up the courage to tell you that they are LGBTQ.  You know that God created them.  You know that God loves them… And you know that God wants them to be who they are.  So, you would probably say, “I am so proud of you for being able to say that.”  That’s the kind of pride we celebrate this month, and that Catholics worldwide can celebrate.”

See full article here:    Can Catholics celebrate Pride Month? Yes, and here’s why. – Outreach


Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (A) – 4 June 2023


Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Trinity A) 2023

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Trinity A) 2023

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-trinity-sunday-year-a-2023


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God bless,
Fr Dave