Saturday 2 December 2023

First Sunday of Advent

 

Sunday 3rd December.

First Sunday of Advent.

Mass at 8.30am & 10am.


Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 

All young people from our Family of Parishes at the north end of the deanery are invited to a new youth initiative being launched under the auspices of the chaplain from All Hallows High School. 
Held at St Mary's and at St Teresa's.
Click on the posters below.






Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  9.30am Mass

Wednesday  9.30am Mass
                 
Thursday 7pm NOVENA & BENEDICTION
                                     
Friday 8.30am Mass: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

             
Sunday 10th December.
Second Sunday of Advent.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

A REMINDER...

 Our annual Carol Concert given by the

Octavius Singers is on


Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm


 Always a lovely occasion, 

so mark it in your diary now!

 




Saturday 25 November 2023

Christ the King

 

Sunday 26th November.

Christ the King

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 

Also designated a special day to pray for young people. All young people from our Family of Parishes at the north end of the deanery are invited to a new youth initiative being launched under the auspices of the chaplain at All Hallows High School. Click on the posters below.






Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  9.30am Mass: Patronal Feast of St Catherine

Wednesday  9.30am Mass
                 
Thursday 7pm NOVENA & BENEDICTION
                                     
Friday 8.30am Mass

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

               

Sunday 3rd December.
First Sunday of Advent.
Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Saturday 18 November 2023

33rd Sunday of the Year

 

The Parable of the Talents by Willem de Porter

1634 National Gallery, Prague

The scene is set in a stone castle. Within a cascading room of drapery are positioned a group of men seated and standing around a teak table. The master of the house sits on his arm chair while his trunk and baggage are scattered carelessly around him. This suggests that he has arrived afresh from a long journey.

Light is instrumental in dividing the painting into the background and the foreground. Lurking among the grayish blue shadows and leaning against an exquisite metal railing is the wife of the merchant/master. She curiously sprawls in an attempt to catch a glimpse of her spouse. Right behind her, gazing through the window is the father, awaiting his son.

The presence of the anticipating wife and the father illuminates the personality of the master. It reveals at once that he is a man of business and he means business. At his return, he catches up not with rest but rather with his servants in order to settle the accounts. Thus the Master is hardworking, diligent and calls for accountability.

A quick flashback concedes that the Master had entrusted his estate to his servants before embarking onto his journey. Each servant received talents in accordance to his ability. While the first two servants bear fruit by ‘multiplying’ the talents, the third servant staggered in his liability. He not only hid the talent but buried himself in wicked sluggishness.

Located in the eschatological discourse of Matthew’s Gospel, the parable illustrates how the disciples are to wait in faithfulness until the Lord returns. The Master’s return is certain but the timing unknown. The third servant, weary of waiting, numbed his senses of the imminent Parousia. As lethargy got the better of him, he feared the risk in serving His Master.

Eventually his mediocrity cost him dearly!


Thirty First Sunday Year A. 19th November

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 
 


Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  9.30am Mass

Wednesday  9.30am Mass
                 
Thursday 7pm NOVENA & BENEDICTION
                                     
Friday -- No public Mass today
9am Parents with children at our Primary School are invited to join Bishop Tom Neylon for the Assembly with refreshments afterwards

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

               

Sunday 26th November.
Christ the King
Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Saturday 11 November 2023

Remembrance Sunday

 
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.


We remember all who have died in conflicts everywhere, long ago, recent and current, as also pray for peace wherever violence disfigures God's world.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 

and let perpetual light shine upon them. 


May their souls and the souls 

of all the faithful departed, 

through the mercy of God, 

rest in peace. Amen


32nd Sunday Year A. 12th November

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 
 

Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  No public Mass today

Wednesday  No public Mass today
                 
Thursday No public Mass today
                                     
Friday 8.30am Mass

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

               

Sunday 19th November.
33rd Sunday of the Year

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 




Saturday 4 November 2023

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year


 The Feast Day of this great Pope falls on Friday.

Thirty-First Sunday Year A. 5th November

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 


Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 


Please note that there are no public Masses during the week for this one week.         


Sunday 12th November.
Thirty-Second Sunday of the Year
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Saturday 28 October 2023

All Saints, All Souls and 30th Sunday of the Year.

 

We offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass— the greatest of all prayers— for our deceased loved ones. There are envelopes at the back of church in which you may place the names of any of those you would like to be remembered at Mass during November. 

Each Mass celebrated for the whole of the month of November is offered for them. 

Rooted in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and the perennial teaching of the Church, the offering of Holy Mass has been considered the most efficacious manner of praying for and assisting the souls of our departed loved ones as they journey through the purification of Purgatory. 

Each Mass is, as we know, the re-presentation of the saving sacrifice of Calvary, and, when we specifically ask for Mass to be offered for a deceased loved one, we ask that the merits of that saving sacrifice be applied to the soul of the one we mourn. 

It has been the pious practice of Catholics to list their deceased during the month of November, that Masses be offered for them throughout this particular period—a sign of our ongoing love and concern for those who have gone ahead of us on this pilgrimage of life. 

If you wish any loved ones to share in these benefits, please place your offering for the Masses in the envelope provided at the back of church and return it.


Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, 

and let perpetual light shine upon them. 


May their souls and the souls 

of all the faithful departed, 

through the mercy of God, 

rest in peace. Amen



Thirtieth Sunday Year A. 29th October

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 
 

Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  9.30am Mass

Wednesday  
ALL SAINTS HOLYDAY OF OBLIGATION
9.30am Mass.
                 
Thursday ALL SOULS DAY
                7pm Mass
                                     
Friday 8.30am Mass

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

               

Sunday 5th November.
Thirty First Sunday of the Year
Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Saturday 14 October 2023

28th Sunday of the Year

 

Monday is the Feast of St Margaret Mary

Visionary of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Twenty Eighth Sunday Year A. 15th October

Mass at 8.30am & 10am. 

Refreshments served after both Masses 
in the Pope John Paul Room. 
Come and join us! 
 


Monday 9.30am Mass

Tuesday  9.30am Mass

Wednesday  9.30am Mass
                 
Thursday 7pm NOVENA & BENEDICTION
                                     
Friday 8.30am Mass

Saturday 9.30am Mass
               Confessions after Mass

               

Sunday 22nd October.
Twenty-Ninth Sunday of the Year
Mass at 8.30am & 10am.