We are pleased to announce that the church is open for Mass. Please see the guidelines below.
Please see message from the Metropolitan Archbishop’s of the Catholic Church in England here.
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Please find the Holy Rosary here.
The Legion of Mary Daily Prayers
Please join our daily 3 pm prayers for those affected by Covid-19 and the eradication of the virus, saying the following prayers – Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be to the Father, Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us, St Patrick, pray for us.
Gospel Reflections (Matthew 5:1-12)
These eight blessings stand at the head of the Sermon on the Mount, pointing out eight ways in which we can welcome God into our lives. They are ways of living out God’s blessing, possible only if the hand of God is upon us. That is why the first and the last beatitudes knit them all together with ‘theirs is the kingdom of heaven’. Jesus came to proclaim the kingship of his Father, and these are ways of living that kingship. For each of the beatitudes, do you know someone in the parish or elsewhere in your life who exemplifies that particular attitude? Or is there a saint whom you consider typifies each of these beatitudes for you? What is your own favourite beatitude? Jesus illustrates the beatitudes in various incidents in the gospels: he enters Jerusalem on a donkey as the gentle king; he shows love in his welcome to sinners; he brings peace to those tortured by disease or contempt; he manifests purity of heart in his single-minded pre-occupation with his Father’s will; finally, he accepts persecution for what he knew to be right. All Christians may
suddenly find themselves face to face with similar shattering challenges.
Which of these ‘beatitudes’ do you most lack? Which would you most like to acquire?
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