Archives for July 2015

Pastoral Notes, 26th July 2015

THE POPE’S SAINT Our present Holy Father is unique in the history of the Church in many ways – the first Pope from South America, the first to be called ‘Francis’ (after St Francis of Assisi) – and the first to have been a priest from the Society of Jesus, better known as the Jesuits. […]

Pastoral Notes 19th July 2015

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL One of the feasts of the Church which seems to be particular to Britain is on 16th July – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – remembering hermits in Palestine uniting at Mount Carmel, famous for great deeds of the prophet Elijah (9th century BC) and the origin of the religious […]

Pastoral Notes 12th July 2015

POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER “God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight. Enlighten those who possess money and power, that they may avoid the sin of indifference, that they may love the […]