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Intercessions November 19, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [A]. November 19th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who strengthens us with his grace to work to build up the Kingdom of his Father. Reader: For all Christians, that we may seek to discern the gifts of God towards ourselves, […]


The Founding of St Boniface UCM As the 50th anniversary of our UCM approaches, and as I believe I am the only remaining founding member, I am putting a few facts on record while I am still able to do so. In 1967 a new Parish Priest, Fr Dermot MacDermot-Roe, was appointed to St Boniface. […]


UCM 50th ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating 50 years of the Union of Catholic Mothers at St Boniface’s Church


Intercessions November 12, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. 32nd. Sunday of Ordinary Time [A] (Remembrance). November 12th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who bids us be alert for his coming, for we do not know the hour. Reader: For all Christians, that we may by our lives present the Gospel as a power […]


Church Timeline for 2017

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2017AD 17AD – Jesus is (probably) aged 21 and has thus received the keys of the carpenter’s shop. 117 AD – Date of the earliest known Gospel manuscript, a fragment of John chapter 18, now in the Rylands University Library, Manchester. 217AD – The first known Antipope (there would be 37 […]


We want an answer

Four cardinals, headed by Cardinal Raymond Burke, a forceful person with a love of elaborate and semi-archaic liturgical dress, have written a letter to the Pope demanding clarifications over his recent ‘Apostolic Exhortation’ Amoris Laetitia, where, they feel, certain statements do not concur with previous Papal teachings. There is no prize for guessing that these […]


Being meaningful

[from the “US Catholic Investigator”, reproduced by permission] ‘We all know the life of a Catholic priest can sometimes be very stressful, but here is a warning from Father Hank Doode (53), parish priest of Flashville, Minnesota. Father Hank is so concerned he has bravely bared his soul and told us his story more or […]


AC or DC

The fire brigade, police and ambulance all had to be summoned to last Sunday’s 11am Mass in St. Philomena’s Church, Sparksfield, W. Yorkshire, when two worshippers were electrocuted as a result of touching the altar rails. Father Jerome Retroe, aged 25, was in the process of receiving Holy Communion, while celebrating Mass in the Tridentine […]


I’m terribly sorry

Surprise has been expressed that the German Catholic bishops have just called Martin Luther – who started the Reformation, called for Jewish homes and synagogues to be burned, and inspired the deadly Peasants’ War – a “Gospel witness and teacher of the faith”. That is only the tip of the iceberg. The St. Boniface Catholic […]


The Sanctuary

St Boniface Redecorated

View our gallery of photos of the redecoration