St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 25th July 2021

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 25 July 2021  Grandparent’s Day Gift of loveWe meet Jesus today in a situation of need. The crowds have followed him and they are hungry. Jesus challenges his disciples to provide a meal for them. When they object that they don’t have enough money, and only a tiny amount of […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 11th July 2021

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time11 July 2021The first missionTwo phrases come to mind as I read about the disciples heading off on their first mission: ‘baptism of fire’ and ‘to be thrown in at the deep end’. We use these expressions to describe a difficult introduction to a new job or activity, when we are […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 4th July 2021

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time4 July 2021This is the carpenter, surely?‘A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house.’ We might find ourselves sympathising with Jesus in today’s Gospel: no matter what a person achieves in life, in their home place they will always be identified […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 27th June 2021

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 June 2021   ‘Talitha Cum’ In today’s Gospel we hear two healing stories: Jairus’ daughter and the woman with a haemorrhage. At first glance these stories might not seem to have a lot in common. The woman is a complete social outcast because of her condition, yet Jesus calls […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 20th June 2021

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 June 2021 ‘Let us go across to the other side’ ‘Let us go across to the other side’ is an important phrase in Mark’s Gospel which occurs many times. Jesus and the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee from what is a predominantly Jewish area to a more […]

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St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 13th June 2021

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 June 2021   ‘It is like a mustard seed’ Something we may not often think about is Jesus’ earthly relationship with creation. Jesus walked everywhere, went to quiet places to pray, preached from mountains, from boats on the water; his followers included fishermen in tune with the rhythm of […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 6th June 2021

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 6 June 2021 He has gone out of his mind’ In the Gospel today we read that Jesus has returned home and causes quite a commotion on his arrival. Word about this healer and teacher has gotten around, the crowds have gathered, and the religious […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 30th May 2021

The Most Holy Trinity30 May 2021I am with youToday’s Gospel is often referred to as the ‘Great Commission’. It contains the instructions of the Risen Jesus to the disciples to spread the Good News to the ends of the earth, to teach and to baptise ‘in the name of the Father and of the Son […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 23rd May 2021

Pentecost Sunday23 May 2021The Spirit will guideIn today’s Gospel, we see that Jesus is comfortable with an element of mystery. Speaking to the disciples before his arrest, Jesus is preparing them for the gift of the Spirit. The word he often uses is ‘Advocate’, meaning helper or comforter, indicating the disciples will not be left […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 16th May 2021

The Ascension of the Lord 16 May 2021   World Communications DayGo out to the whole worldToday marks the 55th World Communications Day, and the theme for this year is ‘Come and See: Communicating by encountering people where and as they are’. In his message to mark the occasion, Pope Francis emphasises the importance of […]

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