19 September o Welcoming the ChildIn today’s gospel Jesus is instructing those who will follow on from him and carry on his work for future generations. He took a little child and said to the disciples, ‘Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the […]
12 September o ‘By my words, I will show you my faith In the second reading today from St James we read, ‘What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?’ And in our Gospel reading we hear: ‘The way you think is not God’s […]
5 September o ‘Ephphatha’ This Sunday is the First Sunday of the Season of Creation, a global ecumenical season which runs from 1 September until the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 4 October. All Christians are invited to embrace this season in prayer, especially in our liturgies, in deep reflection, in living more sustainably […]
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time29 August 2021What’s on the inside‘It’s what’s on the inside that counts.’ How often do we hear this? Yet we get contradictory messages and we are also bombarded with messages about how we should dress or act, or what is appropriate behaviour. Rules about outward behaviour govern many aspects of life, […]
Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time22 August 2021Leap of faithChildren are often adept at looking beyond the practicalities and seeing the possibilities. Where a parent or guardian might only see a messy room in need of tidying, a child sees an obstacle course, a castle, a jungle, a magical fairy forest. It can be refreshing to […]
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary15 August 2021The slow work of God‘Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be. Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.’ (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)These beautiful […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Baptisms & Weddings
BAPTISMS AND WEDDINGS ARE NOW TAKING PLACE
Baptisms are held on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month after 12.30pm Mass. To book a Baptism please ring the Parish Office or Sacristy 9am- Noon and we will complete a booking form with you over the phone. NB PLEASE NOTE UP TO 10 PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE BAPTISM AND THAT IS INCLUDING THE PRIEST.
Funerals and Weddings can increase to the current capacity of the Church (120-150 persons
Baptisms Are limited to 10 people.
To book a Wedding, please contact the Sacristan on 028 90615702 or visit the Sacristy any morning 9.00am-Noon Monday to Friday. At least three months notice is required.
Useful Telephone Numbers :
Parish Office: For the Parish Secretary 02890 615702 SELECT OPTION 1 or use the Parish email below
p Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 1pm
Sacristy: 028 90615702 OPTION 2
St Vincent de Paul: 07840051474
Bethany Bereavement Support Group: 077 16286743