Archive for March, 2016

Easter Sunday


The Easter Exsultet (The most beautiful prayer of the Church) proclaimed last night:  “Rejoice, heavenly powers! Rejoice, O Earth! Rejoice, O Mother Church!  For Christ has ransomed us with his blood, and paid for us the price of Adam’s sin to our Eternal Father!” We press the issue and boldly sing that ancient text, “What […]

Good Friday


On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Good Friday, in the Adoration of the Cross, in the chanting of the ‘Reproaches’, in the reading of the Passion, […]

Maundy Thursday


HOLY THURSDAY is the most complex and profound of all religious observances, saving only the Easter Vigil. It celebrates both the institution by Christ himself of the Eucharist and of the institution of the sacerdotal priesthood (as distinct from the ‘priesthood of all believers’) for in this, His last supper with the disciples, a celebration […]

Auld Joe


Dear friends, it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news that Sr Roseann’s dad has now passed away. He went peacefully and was surrounded by the family. Please keep Auld Joe, the Sisters and the family in your prayers. Rest in Peace Auld Joe     Louise Roxy 1 hr · Kings […]

  Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity March 19th   Saint Joseph Detail from the right wing of Triptych of the Annunication – Robert Campin, Netherlands (Bruges), ca 1378-1444 (Oil on Panel) The Cloisters Collection, 1956 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Christ the Lord allowed Himself to be considered the son of […]

Patrick was not Irish to begin with. He was born in Scotland at a time when Ireland was a land of pagan kings and warriors. His parents were Romans, probably there as merchants or administrators of a Roman Colony. When Patrick was sixteen years old, Irish warriors raided Scotland and carried captives back to Ireland […]

A bus load of young adults travelled to England to SPUC’s Youth Conference and endured the 10 hours journey to hear some amazing speakers including Catherine Macmillan who was speaking for the first time since her daughter Sara died at the beginning of this year.  Everyone I have spoken to who heard her were moved by her […]

Grand Sale 2016


· Our first Grand Sale of the year is this Saturday! Do come along and grab yourself a bargain! Please share the news.