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Intercessions December 9, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. SECOND SUNDAY of ADVENT [C]. December 9th. 2018 Priest: Let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, whom John the Baptist bids us hear and follow. Reader: For the Church, that a spirit of conversion may give to the Church a purity, integrity and boldness in all its ways, let […]


Intercessions December 2, 2018

INTERCESSIONS. FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT [C]. December 2nd., 2018 Priest: As year gives way to year, let us pray for the Church and the world through Jesus Christ, the Lord of time and eternity. Reader: For the Church, that Christ may COME this Advent and renew with a spirit of purity and integrity his Church, […]


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


Year of Ovid 2018

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK This year is the 2000th, anniversary of the death of Publius Ovidius Naso, better known to the world as the Roman poet Ovid, one of the ‘mighty three’ along with his slightly older contemporaries Virgil and Horace. All rose to prominence under the first Roman Emperor, Augustus; Virgil died in 19BC, […]


Catenian Bursaries

YOUNG CATHOLICS aged 16 to 24: The Catenian Association, which is very active in this Diocese and city, offers Bursaries to young Catholics within this age range for projects associated with their Christian faith; within this Diocese £30,000 has recently been so offered. Projects include assisting with the disabled young people’s Easter pilgrimage to Lourdes, […]