“If we want to find Jesus, we have to overcome our fear of taking risks, our self-satisfaction and our indolent refusal to ask anything more of life. We need to take risks simply to meet a Child. Those risks are immensely worth the effort, since in finding that Child, in discovering his tenderness and love, […]
Lord, in this New Year, which we have just begun, may we have enough happiness to keep us agreeable enough trials to keep us strong enough sorrow to keep us human enough freedom to keep us happy enough failure to keep us humble enough success to keep us eager enough wealth to meet our needs […]
Treasure the smiles, good times and memories. Leave behind the disappointments, hard times and struggles. Hold on to Faith, Hope and Belief. And may your New Year be filled with Love, Joy and Peace.
I open the stable door; I kneel before the infant; I worship with the shepherds; I adore the Christ child. I give my love with Mary and Joseph; I wonder at the ‘Word made flesh’. I am aware of the love of God; I sing glory with the angels; I offer my gifts with the wise […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.