Feast of St Matthias: Acts of the Apostles 1: 15-26.

Feast of St Matthias: Acts of the Apostles 1: 15-26. Today we celebrate the Feast of St Matthias. St Peter calls on the assembled Apostles and Disciples to replace Judas. They spend time in prayer, before they cast lots. This process of casting lots, can be seen in the Old Testament, as it was used … [Read more…]

Mary’s Meals virtual church talk

The coronavirus pandemic is causing challenges for us all, and we are very sorry that we cannot visit your church at this time to share the Mary’s Meals story. Until we can be together again, our founder, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, has recorded a special message for your parishioners. You can find his message, filmed outside the … [Read more…]

St John 15:1-8

St John 15:1-8 Jesus uses the image of the vinedresser to describe his Father and the vine to describe himself and the branch, ourselves. The Father is expectant of a fruitful apostolate from us, just  as the owner of the vineyard expects a productive wine harvest.  Without the life-giving sap which flows through the branches … [Read more…]

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima   Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady identified herself as the “Lady of the Rosary” when she appeared to three shepherd children in the Cova da Iria, near the town of Fatima, Portugal on the 13th of May 1917.She appeared subsequently every month on … [Read more…]

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima   Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Our Lady identified herself as the “Lady of the Rosary” when she appeared to three shepherd children in the Cova da Iria, near the town of Fatima, Portugal on the 13th of May 1917.She appeared subsequently every month on … [Read more…]

St John 14: 27-31

St John 14: 27-31 It was prophesied particularly by the prophets Isaiah and Micah, that the Messiah, the anointed one, the Christ, would offer peace as his Messianic gift to us. Jesus, the Messiah speaks about that very peace in our Gospel today. It is a peace that the world cannot give He tells us, … [Read more…]

St Teresa of Jesus (Avila) 1515-1582

St Teresa of Jesus (Avila) 1515-1582 St Teresa was a Carmelite Nun, who reformed the Carmelite Order by restoring it’s original charism of austerity and contemplation, which had somewhat through time been diminished. This was for her, a difficult and painful journey which cost her personally, as she encountered much opposition and much misunderstanding. She … [Read more…]