"Who are you to preach to us?"

Fr Terry writes: A certain amount of scepticism in life is a good thing. It allows us to test claims and to sift the true from the false. It prevents us from being deceived. But of course, it can go too far. You have probably met people whose scepticism is excessive. They question everything and have a distressing tendency towards mockery and scorn. They find it difficult to trust . The in the synagogue at Nazareth in today’s gospel reading (Luke 4.21-30) is an incident where scepticism has overbalanced. Jesus has just explained a passage from scripture in an enlightening way, making it apply to the present. Initially his words are regarded as gracious, but this quickly becomes mock

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 3rd February 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 3rd February 2019 MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 2nd Feb 6.00 pm Vigil Christine Cunningham, RIP Sun 3rd Feb 8.30 am Christine Cunningham, RIP 10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP 12 noon People of the Parish Mon 4th Feb The blessing of St Blaise for throats will be given after Mass today 10 am Peter Whitaker, RIP Tue 5th Feb St Agatha, virgin and martyr 10 am Funeral Mass of Joseph Brohan Wed 6th Feb SS Paul Miki and Companions, martyrs 10 am Thomas O’Sullivan RIP birthday remembrance Thu 7th Feb 10 am Christine Cu

We need each other

Father Terry writes: Ask yourself: why did St Paul tell the people of Corinth to remember the body, and the dependence of the parts on each other? The answer is that they were a quarrelsome people. They had factions, with leaders, and the different factions tended to stress their own point of view, their own interests, and to try to dominate the others. It made for tension and unhappiness. Hence his reminder: we need each other. But they sometimes forgot this, as we all do, 2000 years later. It’s a reminder first of all about humility. We might think of ourselves as people who make decisions, who stride through life, who achieve great things. Well, perhaps we do. Even the most ordi

Third Sunday (Year C ) 27th January 2019

Third Sunday (Year C ) 27th January 2019 MASS TIMES AND INTENTIONS Sat 26th Jan 6 pm Vigil Mass Angela Brennan, intentions Sun 27th Jan 8.30 am Bruno Acuti, 30th anniversary 10 am Annette O’Gorman, 1st anniversary 12 noon Kitty Smith, RIP Mon 28th Jan St Thomas Aquinas 10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP Tue 29th Jan 10 am Agnes O’Boy, RIP 11.30 am Funeral Mass of Nancy O’Shaughnessy Wed 30th Jan 10 am Tom Lobo, RIP Thurs 31st Jan St John Bosco 10 am

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