Today we celebrate the feast of St Peter and St Paul

As we come out of lockdown and our churches begin to reopen may these two great apostles help us to continue to spread the gospel far and wide.

St Peter pray for us

St Paul pray for us

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CUTE ALERT !!!

25Jun20

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Today we celebrate the birthday of John the Baptist.

John the baptist was the first to recognise Jesus as Our Lord when they were both in the womb.

May we always recognise the how precious the life of an unborn child is.


Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

May we never be afraid to go to the Sacred Heart with any worries, fears and anxieties knowing that Jesus can calm them all.

O most holy heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing, I adore you, I love you, and with lively sorrow for my sins I offer you this poor heart of mine. Make me humble, patient, pure and wholly obedient to your will. Grant, Good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you. Protect me in the midst of danger. Comfort me in my afflictions. Give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs, your blessing on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death. Amen.

 


Pro-Life Mass

17Jun20

Today marks the 3rd month we are not able be join together to celebrate our pro-life Mass.

We are still filled with sadness but continue to look forward to seeing you all again as soon as safe to do so.

Please as always be assured of our prayers particularly at this uncertain time.

We would once again like to invite you to unite in prayer for the pro-life movement and in particular anyone struggling with pregnancy at this time.88357413_610045719726763_6985854677350875136_n


Today marks the 19th anniversary of Cardinal Winning’s death.

In his lifetime he was a tireless advocate for the unborn child. We are honoured to carry on his legacy in our work at the initiative.

May he rest in peace.

 


Pro-life Mass

20May20

Today marks another month where we are not able to join together in praying for the pro-life movement at our pro-life Mass.

We are again filled with great sadness and are looking forward to seeing you all when it’s safe to do so.

Please be assured of our prayer at this uncertain time.

We would again like to invite you to unite with us in prayer for the pro-life movement and in particular for anyone struggling with pregnancy at this difficult time.

 

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When I was wee, my mum would tell me that my gran (her mum) would always say, “Even when I am no longer here, you will always have a mum looking after you – Our Lady”. My mum would then say, “Well that doesn’t get the stains out my shirt”.

I never actually met my gran but I have always felt a connection to her (I am named after her). In truth, I know very few things about her but that story of my mum’s always stuck with me. My gran must have had a beautiful faith. I think that sentence about always having a mother is easy to say. However, when my gran said it, she was a dying of breast cancer and facing the reality of leaving her daughter behind. And so to be able to say it, must mean she really believed it.

Why am I telling you this ?

Well, during this lockdown and separation from loved ones, I find myself missing my mum  quite a bit and, for all the wonders of technology, FaceTime doesn’t quite cut it. I actually can’t wait to see my mum in the flesh, give her a hug and rest my head on her shoulder. As we were praying the rosary last night, I was thinking of her and this wee story kept coming back to me.

As today is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, I thought I might share it with you all and so remind us that, although a hug from our dear mothers may be  a while away, we still have a mother with us, a heavenly mother who is always watching over us.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.

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Pro-Life Mass

15Apr20

Usually on the third Wednesday of the month we would be joining together with many of you in praying for the pro-life moment at our monthly Pro-Life Mass.

For the first time in 9 years our pro-life mass will not be going ahead.

Although this fills us with great sadness, we would like to assure you of our prayers at this uncertain time.

We would also like to invite you to unite with us in prayer for the pro-life movement and in particular for anyone struggling with pregnancy at this extremely difficult time.

 

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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the death of our beloved Pope St John Paul. We all remember where we were when the news came through… and who could forget the sight of all those young people on St Peter’s Square, prayerfully accompanying the dying Pope in his last hours on earth?

We honour him today and give thanks: it’s his encyclical, the Gospel of Life (Evangelium Vitae) that we’re named after, and he and Cardinal Winning are the inspiring figures behind our vision and way of life.

St John Paul, pray for us.

 

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I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10