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First Sunday of Advent: Hope will see us through

First Sunday of Advent: Hope will see us through

Posted: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:23

As we begin Advent, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB welcomes us to the season of hope, and a new beginning.

I wish you all a very happy and blessed new year; I know that 2020 has been a hard year but I'm not wishing this year away—honestly! The new Church year kicks in on this day, so we move from reflecting on the gospel of Matthew (Year A) to begin reflecting on the gospel of Mark (Year B). I pray... Read More »

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Just one week until Advent!

Just one week until Advent!

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:34

Time seems to play tricks on us in this very challenging year, and suddenly, Advent is approaching in just over a week.

This year, we are all even more preoccupied and stressed than usual, as we worry for our own families and friends, grieve for loved ones, and empathise with others who have lost so very much this year. More than ever before, we need to find an oasis of calm where we can connect with... Read More »

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Advent 2020 - Join our 'Camino'

Advent 2020 - Join our 'Camino'

Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:01

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB invites you to join the Salesians and the Presentation Sisters in a series of reflections this Advent

Most of us are well acquainted with the concept of a 'pilgrimage'; many of us will have been to Rome, Lourdes, or the Holy Land on pilgrimage. We go for more than just a holiday: we journey with others to a Holy Place. In the Middle Ages, the tomb of St James in the Spanish... Read More »

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Prepare for the Lord with the SDBs and Presentation Sisters

Prepare for the Lord with the SDBs and Presentation Sisters

Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 17:00

Come, Lord Jesus, and stay with us (we are in, and not doing the shopping!!!). This Advent, we have more than the usual distractions as we await the coming of Jesus, and the Presentation Sisters and the Salesians of Don Bosco have come together to offer opportunities to reflect during the season.

Sr Susan Richert PBVM and Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB invite you to an Advent Camino, with daily reflections,... Read More »

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