Pastoral Letter: On the Feast of the Holy Family, 2020

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel scene, we hear how the Holy Family journey to Jerusalem, the hearts of Mary and Joseph filled with the joy which comes from fulfilment of the Lord’s will. The poverty of their sacrifice, ‘a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons’ is matched by the […]

Homily – Christmas 2020

In today’s first reading, we heard the prophecy of Isaiah which – each year in a very solemn way – introduces us to this extraordinary Christmas atmosphere. The darkness that enveloped the entire earth was defeated by the mighty light of the Incarnation of God. From this amazing night, we can listen anew to the […]

13th December, 2020

PENITENTIAL CONFESSIONS BEFORE CHRISTMAS  Thursday December 17th As we cannot hold a full Penitential Service during Advent at the moment, I am opening the church twice on THURSDAY DECEMBER 17th to hear Confessions for those who wish, 10am to 12 noon and 5pm to 7pm.  Due to social distancing restrictions, we will not be able […]

Christmas 2020

ADVENT Advent is a season of the virtue of hope, hope in God’s promises, welcoming the Saviour as individual disciples and as a community of disciples. This is a time of watchful prayer. Sadly we are unable to come together to reflect during this time or to enjoy singing Christmas Carols together but please join […]

22nd November, 2020

As we approach Advent, which will be a time of spiritually active anticipation for the joy of Christmas, we are already beginning to plan our Christmas Masses. The idea is to have 2 Masses on Christmas Eve at: 6pm and 9pm; and 3 Masses on Christmas Day at: 8am, 9.30am and 11am. This will only […]

Pastoral Notes 30th December, 2018

Christmas Flowers During Advent the tradition is to have no flowers, honouring a season of preparation but also somewhat penitential. This makes the Christmas displays of flowers stand out, as our Parish Flower Group at St Edward’s celebrates its 25th anniversary. Our thanks and amazement for them, and for all the flower-arrangers in our four […]