Our Lady of Sorrows – Our Compassionate Comforter

Dolorosa by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1665) Last Tuesday (September 8th) we celebrated the feast of the Nativity of Our Lady – a day of joyful celebration of the birth of Our Blessed Mother, the mother of our saviour through whose willing acceptance of the role of Mother of God our redemption has been made possible.  […]

Back to School Prayer

Heavenly Father we place our children, grandchildren, teachers and all school staff in your loving care and protection as they return to school for the new term. We ask that they experience your peace and strength as they prepare, after such a long time away from school, for a situation this year which will be […]

26th July: Saints Anne and Joachim – The Feast of Grandparents

St. Anne and St. Joachim, Detail of Stained Glass window in St. Joseph’s Church, Central City, Kentucky. CC by4.0. Photograph Nheyob When it doesn’t fall on a Sunday, July 26th  is celebrated as the feast of Sts. Anne and Joachim, the parents of Our Lady and, of course, the maternal grandparents of Our Lord.  In […]

The Morning Offering

A great tradition in the Catholic faith is to say a prayer of morning offering in which we offer everything of the day, good and bad, to God. It’s a simple but effective habit which immediately connects us with God at the very start of each day and sets the tone for the rest of […]

June – Month of the Sacred Heart – 3

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is evident in so many Catholic churches (including those in our own parish) where we see a statue of the Sacred Heart and a candle stand, in many cases with red coloured tea lights. We are used to seeing a side altar dedicated to the Sacred Heart (complemented by a […]

June – Month of the Sacred Heart – 2

Corpus Christi, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Eucharistic Miracles Continuing the theme of the month, we have something not only for families with children but which can be adapted for all adults – single, married, living alone or with others so that our parish is truly united in our love for the Sacred Heart […]