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30th November - St Andrew

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Readings: Romans 10: 9-18; Psalm 18; Matthew 4: 18-22 Read more

First Week of Advent - Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

First Week of Advent - Monday

Monday, November 28, 2011
Readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5; Psalm 122; Matthew 8: 5-11 Read more

First Sunday of Advent: What Are You Going To Watch?

Sunday, November 27, 2011
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Friars' Passions

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Some of my friends tell me that I am passionate about Facebook. That would be because I sometimes post more than 10 videos, comments and events every day. In addition to that I do update my photos and profile status often. Does not that sound as some kind of obsession? My interest in Facebook is a result of my great aspiration to become a reporter. One of the main activities of a reporter is to provide information on current news and to analyse situations. That is the same thing I do when I update my profile or post comments on Facebook. The more regularly I do it, the more I feel doing something similar to my aspirations. But why should being a reporter become a passion? Read more

It's New Year's Eve!

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Daniel 7:15-27; Daniel 3:82-87; Luke 21:34-36 Read more

Prisons Week of Prayer

Thursday, November 24, 2011
This week is Prisons Week: An ecumenical week of prayer in England and Wales for prisoners and prison ministry. It had its beginnings in 1975, as a Catholic initiative led by Bishop Victor Guazzelli, a beloved Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and titular Bishop of Lindisfarne. Br. Robert Verrill OP offers a reflection based on his own experiences in prison ministry. Read more

Christ the King

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Remembering ... fr Dominic Jude Sire (1906-1971)

Friday, November 18, 2011
Francis Sire was born in London in 1906, and educated at Stonyhurst by the Jesuits: while his brother went on to join the Jesuits, Francis entered the Dominican Order at Woodchester in 1926, being given the religious name of Dominic Jude. He was professed the following year, and ordained priest at Oxford in 1932. Read more

Domine, non sum dignus...

Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Liturgy is a rich tapestry of Scriptural imagery and allusions, woven together by the Church’s venerable ritual tradition in such a way that the Scriptures ‘come to life’: during the liturgy we are, in a particular way, ‘praying the scriptures’. One place where the new translation of the Mass makes this intimate relationship between Scripture and Liturgy more explicit is in the exchange between the celebrant and congregation immediately before Holy Communion. The new translation makes clear that the priest’s words repeat John the Baptist’s acknowledgment of Christ as the promised Messiah (Jn 1:29), and the people’s response repeats the reverence shown to Jesus by the Centurion in Matthew’s gospel (Mt 8:8). Read more
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