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Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

FEAST OF ST BENEDICT, ABBOT  –  14 July 2024
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Feast of St Benedict Mass Sheet 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Feast of St Benedict) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-15-otb-2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 7 July 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 14B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (14B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-14-otb-2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Solemnity of Saints Peter & Paul – 30 June 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    SS Peter & Paul Mass Sheet 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (SS Peter & Paul) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sts-peter-and-paul-2024

 

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 23 June 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 12B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (12B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-12-otb-2024

 

Refugee Week

Statement from Caritas Social Action Network:

Refugee-Week-CSAN-Statement_June-2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 16 June 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 11B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (11B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-sunday-11-otb-2024 (1)

 

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.  The focus this year is on care at the end of life and the need to build a culture of care.  For more information and resources:

Day for Life – Catholic Bishops’ Conference (cbcew.org.uk)

 

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The parish landline and internet connection went down on Thursday morning, 13 June.  To date (Saturday evening, 15 June), it has not been restored.  We are doing all we can to get reconnected.  Sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

Fr Dave

 

Tuesday 11 June 2024

be still and breathe

 

Monday 10 June 2024

“In our more reflective moments, and in our more desperate moments, we feel our need for prayer and try to go to that deep place. But, given our lack of trust and our lack of practice, we struggle to get there. We don’t know how to pray or how to sustain ourselves in prayer. But in this we are in good company, with Jesus’ disciples. And so a good beginning is to recognize what we need and where it is found. We need to begin with a plea: Lord teach us to pray!”

Fr Ron Rolheiser, OMI

 

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) – 9 June 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Sunday 10B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (10B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-plus-otb-10-2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Thursday 6 June 2024

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Prayer on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

God our refuge and strength,
as we remember those
who faced danger and death in Normandy,
eighty years ago,
grant us courage to pursue what is right,
the will to work with others,
and strength to overcome tyranny and oppression,
through Jesus Christ,
to whom belong dominion and glory,
now and for ever.
Amen.

(c) Church of England

 

Wednesday 5 June 2024

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Image courtesy of The National WWII Museum

Prayer for D-Day Anniversary

On the eve of the eightieth anniversary of D-Day, let us pray.

Lord of the nations,
we honour the bravery and sacrifice of those who served.
Grant us similar courage to recognise and restrain evil in our own day,
and may those who lead the nations of the world
work together to defend human liberty,
that we may live peaceably one with another.
This we ask in the name of the Prince of Peace,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

(c) Church of England

 

Tuesday 4 June 2024

nobody is perfect

 

Monday 3 June 2024

never lose hope

 

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (B) – 2 June 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Corpus Christi B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Corpus Christi) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-corpus-christi-yr-b-2024

 

Parish Corpus Christ Procession

Today at 2.00 pm – beginning in St Mary’s Shrine and concluding at around 3.00 pm in St Alban’s.  All are welcome.

 

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Trinity Sunday

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (B) – 26 May 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Trinity B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Trinity Sunday) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-trinity-sunday-year-b-2024

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World Day for Children

Today is the Catholic Church’s first World Day for Children.  Pope Francis announced this special day last year.  The idea came from a nine-year-old boy, Alessandro, who wrote to Pope Francis with an idea to bring children together from different countries for a special event. Alessandro’s hope was that the children could get to know one another, play and pray together, and become friends.  Pope Francis has written a letter to children.  You will find it at the following link together with lots of resources to use at home:

https://missiontogether.org.uk/calendar/world-childrens-day

 

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday (B) – 19 May 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Pentecost) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Pentecost 2024)

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-pentecost-year-b-2024-2

 

Two Cathedrals Walk

A4 Pentecost Celebrations 2024

 

Some Funnies

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God bless,
Fr Dave


Seventh Week of Easter

7th Sunday of Easter (B) – 12 May 2024

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Mass Sheet we will be using in church:    Mass Sheet (Easter 7B) 2024

Bidding Prayers:    Bidding Prayers (Easter 7B) 2024

Reflection on the Readings:    prego-easter-7-year-b-2024

 

World Communications Day

For full details and resources:

World Communications Day – Catholic Bishops’ Conference (cbcew.org.uk)

O God,
whose word is truth
and in whose light we see light,
guide those who tell the story of our times through word and image.

Make them seekers after truth
and advocates of human dignity.
Grant discernment to all who rely on their labours,
and, as we confront the pain and promise of this world,
awaken in us a sense of wonder at your presence
and of longing for your peace.

Through Christ our Lord.

 

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God bless,
Fr Dave 


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