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Intercessions September 1, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 22nd. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [C], September 1st., 2019. Priest: Let us pray, for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who stripped himself of glory to accept his Cross. Reader: For the Church, that Christians, who are called by the letter to the Hebrews “citizens of heaven”, may represent that state in […]


Enter into the joy of your Lord

A leaving homily from Father David, based on the Parable of the Talents (Saturday of week 21 [I]) Recently at my favourite Southampton cinema I saw a film about two families who escaped from East Germany to the West in a hot-air balloon. Even though one knew the outcome (they succeeded, though not at the […]


Intercessions August 25, 2019

INTERCESSIONS. 21st. SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME [C]. August 25th., 2019 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world, through Jesus Christ, who seeks to drive away a spirit of complacency. Reader: For the Church, that as Christians we may be loyal: to the Gospel, to our faith tradition, to our families, friends and […]


A Church timeline for 2019

A CHURCH TIMELINE for 2019AD 19AD – Jesus (probably) aged 23 grows in wisdom if not stature. 119 AD – Hadrian (Emperor 117-138) says Christians must not be sought out but only prosecuted for specific, provable, offences. 219AD – The effeminate and possibly insane Emperor Heliogabalus persecutes Christians to divert attention away from his unpopular […]


A Poem for November

Here is a poem for November, the Month of the Dead. It is a vast improvement on some of the mawkish stuff we get presented with. It is by the Polish poet ZBIGNIEW HERBERT who died in 1998, and was, believe it or not, a descendant of our own national poet-priest George Herbert, who was […]


Confused? Jumblied?

The Jumblies. A parable for our “distracted times”, both in Church and in State. Enjoy …. The Jumblies BY EDWARD LEAR I They went to sea in a Sieve, they did, In a Sieve they went to sea: In spite of all their friends could say, On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day, In […]


Going into Hospital?

IN HOSPITAL? It is not always understood that the demands of modern Data Protection prevent Catholic clergy from ‘touting for custom’ on hospital wards in search of possible Catholics. Catholic patients in hospital need, either themselves or through those representing them, to ask for the services of the Chaplain. This can be done by asking […]


Mary’s Meals

MARY’S MEALS: THIS IS OUR ONGOING PARISH CHARITY AND IS WELL SUPPORTED BY PARISHIONERS. We receive regular updates from their office in Dalmally, Argyll, Scotland, and the latest says:- Chimwemwe (whose name means ‘joy’) is just one of the 1,361,586 children – at the last count – who currently receive Mary’s Meals. He attends Mwalamba […]


Springhill School Poppies Commemorate The War Dead

We congratulate pupils & staff at Springhill School who produced this poignant poppy display in the school grounds. A ‘Silent Soldier’, complete with his own sandbags, stands guard over the flowers innovatively made from recycled, hand- painted plastic bottles. The display is well worth a visit.


REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

WWI Roll of Honour St Boniface’s Parish WWII Roll of Honour St Boniface’s Parish