Posted: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:03
Today we mark a return to ordinary time. We have been on an amazing journey since Ash Wednesday that took us to the lows and highs of our Christian faith. Weekdays reverted to ordinary time some weeks ago, but this is the first Sunday where you will see your priest and deacon wearing the green of this season. However, in the light of all we have gone through, can there be such a time as ordinary? In... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 10:24
I well remember our parish Catechists preparing our First Holy Communion children for their special day—the day they were admitted to full communion with their families and friends at the altar of Eucharist. All the children took part in dressing the altar, at the offertory, as they placed upon the table a 'gleaming cloth of white', followed by the bread and wine. Finally, they made the symbolic... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:11
Religion is one of the safest places to hide from God.
Humanity, you are all One.
You are one beloved community,
and you are one global sickness.
You are all contagious—and always have been,
unconsciously infecting and yet able to also bless one another.
There are no higher and lower in this world.
There is no smart or stupid; no totally right or totally wrong.
The only meaningful division is... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 11:45
Echoes for the Soul is a new Facebook page that shares photographs from Fr Michael Winstanley SDB. Each weekday he will share a photograph from his extensive personal collection accompanied by a short reflection.
If you are interested in following Echoes for the Soul on Facebook, please follow this link
Posted: Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:36
I still have many things to say to you
but they would be too much for you.
But when the Spirit of truth comes
he will lead you to the complete truth
Many of us know the beautiful icon of the Trinity painted by the Russian monk, Rublev. It presents the three sitting around a table with the chalice of blessing. The fourth space around this square table is left deliberately open for you. On this Trinity... Read More »
Posted: Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:05
One of the amazing POSITIVE effects of being in lockdown due to Covid-19 was the sense of UNITY that it engendered. As a global family we are, literally, all in this together We have seen the very best of humanity in the most appalling of situations, as they continue to care on the frontline. We see the generosity of so many people as they offer the gift of compassion. In the pain and misery of the... Read More »