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21st October, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        In Mark’s Gospel last week we heard Peter ask the question of Jesus, “What about us, we have left everything to follow you?” Today, James and John join in looking for a favour. It is a surprise to say the least that the discip...

14th October, Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,        The young man who approached Jesus in today’s gospel asks the vital question we all need to know the answer to. What is the primary purpose of this life? The answer is more than just a challenge in the ordinary sense of the wo...

7th October, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,                    Kerala Flooding We are blessed with a strong presence in the parish of many parishioners and their families who come from the South Indian state of Kerala. In august this year many parts of the state underwent the...

30th September, 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,                    The ever-increasing demand for space in the newsletter has led me to conclude that 1) it is too crowded and hardly looks like a NEWSLETTER any more.  To release space, I will discontinue my scripture reflection.  2...

23rd September, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,             One of the main aims of Matthew’s Gospel is to tell us clearly that the apostles found it impossible to understand and take on board literally what Jesus said about his having to suffer. (So in last Sunday’s Gospel we had...

16th September 2018 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   Chapter 8 of St. Mark begins with the feeding of four thousand, followed by the healing of a blind man. It was in this context that Jesus asks the disciples (Note: Not just Peter as spokesman and not yet chosen as leader) “Who do p...

9th September, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends, According to the words of Isaiah today, we will recognise God’s Reign in practical terms when you see these signs, the eyes of the blind will be opened, the deaf shall hear, the lame shall leap like a deer and the dumb shall speak an...

2nd September, 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   We return today to reading St Mark’s Gospel after 5 weeks of St John.  Jesus is in the early stages of travelling among the      people and has gained a reputation as a healer.  Many suffered from genetic conditions as well as poor...

26th August 2018 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   We need to remind ourselves of Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel, He was well aware that many complained about what he was saying and doing. So Jesus reminded them that they were not under duress, “what about you, do you want to go aw...

19th August, Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Friends,   A warm welcome to all parishioners and visitors on this the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.   This weekend we welcome Fr Emmanuel Osei-Akoto of the Spiritans, who will be celebrating the Masses here. He will also be giving a Mis...
RBL CORPS OF DRUMS – RECRUITING NOW The Royal British Legion is forming a Corps of Drums which is a military style Marching Band. They are looking for male and female recruits aged 14 yrs and above. No musical knowledge is necessary as everything will be taught. Instruments and uniforms will be provided. First practise session is Sunday 15 January 2012 at 1000-1200 hours in the RBL Farnborough, 51 Cambridge Road East, Farnborough, GU16 7RF. Why not join us? Call Major Kevin Tompkins on 07876688977 or just turn up on 15 January.