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St Vincent de Paul Christmas Appeal

November 27, 2020

Help support families at breaking point this year Advent is the season that prepares us liturgically for the coming of the joy of Christmas.  However,…

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Origins of Christmas and Advent

November 27, 2020

We do not know the date of the Lord’s birth and it was not celebrated until about the fourth century.  Previously the only major feasts…

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Welcoming Strangers

November 27, 2020

In his book The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy (2019) urges us to ‘…live courageously with more kindness for yourself…

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From the Parish House

November 20, 2020

This week’s gospel presents us with the classic text from Matthew’s Gospel of the end times.  We read of the separation of the sheep and…

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Feast of St Columban

November 20, 2020

St Columban (543-615) Columban is the most outstanding and well known of the very numerous Irish missionaries who left Ireland to be missionaries in Europe. …

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