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July 2018

July 2018

We live in an age of doubt, when many people seem to thrive on conflict and negativity. It can get you down. One of the worst features of our 24/7 media cycles and the information and opinion overload we all experience is the insidious way they dull our sensitivity to faith in God and others.
 
Our journey of faith can certainly be challenging, especially so when we dwell in a world where unbelief is so common. For many of us, therefore, our journey of faith is likely to have its ups and downs.

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June 2018

June 2018
 
We begin our Sunday celebrations this month with the wonderful feast of Corpus Christi. In our lives as Catholics, we have no greater privilege than to encounter Our Lord in the Eucharistic sacrifice. Each year on this sacred feast day we praise God in the ‘Tantum Ergo’:

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May 2018


The Solemnity of Pentecost completes our celebration of the joy of Easter. In the images contained in the marvellous Sequence of Pentecost, ‘Veni, Sancte Spiritus’, we call on the third person of the Blessed Trinity to come into our hearts, bringing light for our darkness, comfort for our distress, healing for our soul’s sickness, warmth for our frozen hearts, and joys that will never end. On the Solemnity of Pentecost this year, let’s especially recall the deep connection between the power of the Holy Spirit and the great gift of God’s forgiveness.

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April 2018

April 2018
 
As we go through life, we all have moments when we ask questions and wonder where God is. That is only human. This Easter season we remember especially the despair, the doubts and the agony of the first disciples as they saw their Saviour, Jesus of Nazareth, so senselessly abused, betrayed and crucified. 

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March 2018

March 2018 

Our Lenten journey for 2018 is already a few weeks old. How is your Lenten journey going?

Each year the Church continues to remind us that, after his baptism in the Jordan, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, where after fasting for 40 days and nights he was tempted by the devil.

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