Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Fr Hugh’s Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter

If you ever wanted to sum up the life of the Church, the readings today do it for us.  In the second reading we have our goal.  This is heaven, the City of God, as it is described.  Over the centuries people have tried to describe it and this description is as good as any that human language can come up with.  A place built out of the most precious things we can imagine, filled with the light of God.  The gospel takes us back to the Last Supper where Jesus is telling us what he has put in place for us on our journey to the heavenly city.  In a wonderful way he says, ‘the Father and I will come and make our home with you.’  That is something we should reflect on all the time.  Every time we come to Holy Communion we should think of ourselves sitting down to share a meal with the Father and the Son.  Think of the closeness and intimacy that Jesus is showing us.  That is how he wants our relationship with God to be.  Not one of fear but of friends together at a table…..

Complete Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter

Readings for 6th Sunday of Easter

Daily Prayers Easter 6

Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Deacon George’s Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter

In the Old Testament, God’s being, nature and presence was revealed by physical phenomena, this visible phenomena was known as the Glory of God.     One of the earliest and finest examples, was the cloud of presence that went with the Israelites as they escaped from Egypt, the same cloud that rested on Mount Sinai when Moses received the Ten Commandments.  In the Book of Exodus, we are told that no man can see God’s face, and live.     However, some vision of him was granted.  This permitted vision of God was also called the Glory of God….

Homily for 5th Sunday of Easter

readings for 5th Sunday of Easter

Daily Prayers Easter 5


Fourth Sunday of Easter

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Prayer for Vocations Sunday


Loving Father,
you call us by name.
As we journey through life
help us to be confident in our own unique identity
and to find opportunities to
develop our own gifts and passions.

We pray that the Holy Spirit
will pour on us wisdom and guidance
to help us realise and follow our dreams,
discerning your plan for our lives.

Bless your Church
by raising up dedicated and generous people
from our families and friends
who will serve as Priests, Deacons,
Sisters and Brothers.

May we support one another in response to God’s call.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.



Bishop’s Letter for Christ the Good Shepherd

Readings for 4th Sunday Easter

Daily Prayers Easter 4


Third Sunday of Easter

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Fr Hugh’s Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter

If you have ever been in the position where you have done something seriously wrong, perhaps hurt someone close to you, or just done something shameful that you know everyone else knows about you, it is very hard to handle.  Even the support of your family and best friends can be a problem rather than the help they want it to be.  And what often happens is that you retreat into a place that feels physically and mentally safe.  Perhaps go back to a place or a task where you feel OK and where people will not bother you.  Basically, hide.  Sometimes you are ready eventually to apologise but you do not know how or it is no longer possible…..

Complete Homily for 3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings for 3rd Sunday of Easter

Daily Prayers Easter 3

Second Sunday of Easter

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Deacon George’s Homily for Second Sunday of Easter

Mary Magdala saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb” she said, “and we don’t know where they have put him.”  Then shortly afterwards, she met the risen Christ … and then she came running to Simon Peter.     This was the first hint, that the Apostles had received … of the resurrection.  Peter and John were convinced that the body had not been physically taken away, because the linen cloths were left lying on the ground.     They were now beginning to believe … but the other Apostles were doubtful.     The two disciples on the road to Emmaus were not sure of the women’s story either … until Jesus broke the bread.     The ten apostles were only convinced, when Jesus appeared to them in the closed room.     However, the Apostle Thomas refused to believe the testimony of the other Apostles “Unless I see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand into his side, I refuse to believe.”…..

Complete Homily for 2nd Sunday of Easter

Daily Prayers Easter 2

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

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Fr Hugh’s Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent

There’s something about human beings that loves a bit of crowd action.  The emotion of being together for a common purpose.  You can see this at football games, the Queen’s Jubilee, (my days of Anti-National Front and anti-Murdoch demos back in the day,) and then possibly less positively depending on where you stand, waving soldiers off to war.  The negative side of this is that it doesn’t take much for the crowd to be whipped up by a demagogue, as in Germany in the 30s, or media influence, to go on the hunt for other humans.  The crowd becomes infected with a sort of perverted ‘righteous indignation’ that leads to the reverse of humane action.  In fact the crowd loses the humanity that many within it on their own would normally have expressed.  We get carried away…….

Complete Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent

Readings for 5th Sunday of Lent

Daily Prayers 5th Sunday Lent

Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare Sunday

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The story of the Prodigal Son, is probably one of the most well-known stories in the Gospels.  It is a story about a sinner who repents of his sinful ways.  But this story is a double-edged parable, because there are two sinners, the younger son and the elder son.  The younger son demanded his hereditary share of the family property, which was only one third.  But since there were two sons, the eldest son always received a double share, hence two thirds for him.  The younger son immediately turned his share into cash and wasted it in a foreign land.  He abandoned the three main aspects of his life, by abandoning his family, his nation, and his religion.  He left his family, to live among foreigners, and worked among pigs, showing total disrespect for his religion…..

Complete Homily for Fourth Sunday in Lent

Readings for 4th Sunday in Lent

Daily Prayers 4th Sunday Lent

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