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Intercessions September 24, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. 25th. Sunday of ORDINARY TIME [A]. September 24th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world, through Jesus Christ, who shows us that the values of God’s kingdom are not those of the world. Reader: For all Christians, especially those who have drifted away from their faith, that they may be […]


Intercessions September 17, 2017

INTERCESSIONS. 24th. Sunday in Ordinary Time [A]. September 17th., 2017. Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, who forgave his enemies from the Cross. Reader: For the Church, that as Christians we may never allow to be hidden the quality of forgiveness as a keystone of our life in […]


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


The Union of Catholic Mothers’ Italian Meal

  The Union of Catholic Mothers enjoy a summer  meal in an Italian restaurant. Please look at the Autumn term’s newsletter via the link given. UCM 66 colour_v3


The Renovations at St Boniface’s Dome

After the storm which blew in one of the windows around the dome, a great deal of repair work has been needed. At first we thought one window would have to be replaced, but now we find work  is needed on all the windows in the dome. They have been removed for conservation and strengthening. […]