An Interview with Antony

As you remember, a while ago we were hosting Seminarian Jithu, who lived with me in the Parish house.  Now Jithu is finishing his formation, he was ordained a Deacon and he is looking forward to his Priestly ordination, which will be very soon.  We pray for him and wish him God’s blessing and enthusiasm, […]

A Gift from on High – Peace Sunday 2022

Pope Francis said on World Peace Day “In every age, peace is both a gift from on high and the fruit of a shared commitment.”   Peace Sunday is celebrated in the parishes of England and Wales this Sunday. We might think of “peace” as the peace which is felt after a conflict ceases due to […]

January 9th, 2022

  The Baptism of the Lord 2022 Two weeks ago, we enjoyed the presence of the newborn baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Now, only a few days later we quickly move to the public life of Jesus, leaving out the years of His growing up. This quite long period of […]

Through Baptism to New Life

This Sunday sees the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord when the Gospel reading is the account of Christ’s baptism in the River Jordan at the start of His public ministry.  Now we see Jesus as an adult, stepping out into the world, stepping into and sanctifying the waters of baptism.  We might contemplate […]

6th January – Further Cancellation of Some Masses

6th January, 2022 Dear Parishioners, As you know, we had to cancel Mass in Burton Latimer last Sunday due to Father Ebin’s illness. He is slowly getting better, but he will need more time to recover, to rest. I am very concerned for his well being. Therefore, I have decided that it would be best […]

2nd January, 2022

Second Sunday after Christmas 2022 There are two points and two thoughts that I wanted to share with you after meditating on today’s Gospel, which tells us about Christmas in a very peculiar, mysterious but also very interesting way. As we have just heard, Saint John described everything that happened in Bethlehem in a completely […]