Homilies from November 2019

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Advent Wreath

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The Advent Wreath is a symbol of life and light.  The wreath is a circle with neither a beginning nor end, just like God’s love for us.  The four candles on the wreath represent the four Sundays in Advent.  We light one candle on the Advent wreath every week as we prepare for Christmas.  By […]

Remember your ABC (Advent Before Christmas)

The season of Advent offers us a wonderful time of prayerful reflection as we prepare once more to welcome Christ into the centre of our lives.  In all the hustle and bustle surrounding us, we might personally miss out on the gift of the Advent season itself.  There are many websites with resources to help […]

Happy New Year!!!

The New Church Year begins on the First Sunday of Advent. As we will be in Year A in the three-year cycle of Sunday readings, for the next year we will be hearing mainly from the Gospel of St. Matthew.  John’s gospel will feature very strongly in Lent with the stories of the Woman at […]

In November We Remember our Dead

Lord, give us the certainly that beyond death there is a life where broken things are mended and lost things are found; where there is rest for the weary and joy for the sad; where all that we have loved, exists, and where we will meet again our loved ones. We ask this through Christ […]

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on 21st November.  This celebration commemorates the presentation of the child Mary in the Temple in Jerusalem when she was three.  The feast was first kept in the eight century.  It symbolises the consecration of her life to the Lord.  It is the […]

Daily Prayer to my Guardian Angel

O Angel of God, My Guardian dear, To whom God’s love Commits me here, Ever this day Be at my side, To light and guard, To rule and guide. Amen.

A Psalm at the Time of Death

This Communion Reflection was read during the Mass for the Deceased on Sunday 3rd November 2019   Relatives and friends, it is my time to leave, my last breath does not say “goodbye”, for my love for you is truly timeless, beyond the touch of death.   I leave myself not to the undertaker, for […]