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Saint for the Day - September 3rd.

St. Gregory the Great.(540-604)

Born in Rome of patrician parents he became the prefect (mayor) of the city.  He soon resigned the office, turned his ancestral home into a monastery and became a monk there.  Next he was sent to Constantinople as papal nuncio.  On his return in 590 he was chosen as Pope, and what he achieved in his fourteen years as pope makes him one of the most commanding figures in world history. First in importance was his mission to England, where he sent St. Augustine and forty monks  and the spread of the Benedictine rule among the new races of Western Europe.  He was a prolific writer, developing the liturgy, caring for the poor in Rome, at Ravenna and on his estates in Sicily. 

Quote for Today.

‘And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.’


(Revelation 21 : 4)







“How good to see some new altar servers at our Sunday 8 am Mass.  They are Tristan, Mishka, and Lance’s younger brother, Orly.  We are delighted to have their services for our Masses.

If there are other young (or not so young!) people who would like to join the altar servers’ group, they would be very welcome.  Please speak to Father Anthony or one of the senior servers.”

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“We hope to hold an RCIA programme this year for people interested in becoming a Catholic or simply in learning more about the Catholic faith.  There will be an Introductory Meeting on Tuesday evening, September 29th, at 7.30 pm in the Link Room.  If you, or someone you know, would like to know more, please have a word with Father Anthony as soon as you can.”


Assisted Suicide Bill 2015 - Questions & Answers


On Friday 11th September 2015 the House of Commons will be debating and voting on a Private Member’s Bill to legalise assisted suicide.  Below you will find some answers to frequently asked questions about the law and ethics of assisting suicide in the light of Catholic teaching.



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Ordinary time - Autumn 


During Ordinary Time (Autumn), i.e. from September to Christ the King, we are asked to pray for these intentions: The Spread of the Gospel; The Harvest; the Fruits of Human Work, and the Reverent use of Creation; Justice and Peace in the World; All victims of War: Young People; Prisoners and their Families.

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God our Father, Shepherd and Guide, look with love on Francis, your servant, the pastor of your church. May his word and example continue to inspire and guide the Church and may he and all those entrusted to his care come to the joy of everlasting life. Amen.




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Parish Weekly Newsletter



29 - 30 August 2015

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