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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 13th December 2020

A bearer of light Last week we were introduced to John the Baptist as part of our Advent journey. We hear his story again but this time from the fourth Gospel. Light and darkness is a key theme of the fourth Gospel and in its opening verses proclaims that this light has always shone in […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 6th December 2020

The beginning of the good news The second Sunday of Advent turns our attention to John the Baptist. John was an interesting individual. We are told he dressed a bit strangely and spent a lot of time in the desert, ‘the voice of one crying out in the wilderness’. Yet it seems he was very popular […]

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St Agnes’ Parish Bulletin 29th November 2020

Finding our feet It can be very hard to live with uncertainty. Back at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a counsellor was interviewed on radio about how people were coping with the ‘lockdown’. People were anxious and fearful, she said. Many were experiencing loneliness, as their normal routines and social life came to an […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 22nd November 2020

   A different sort of king Today’s gospel leaves us in no doubt as to what Jesus expects of his followers. It is a gospel of contrasts. It begins with a scene of judgement, with Jesus in the role of king, sitting on the throne of glory. It would have been a familiar image to […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 15th November 2020

Rising to the challenge It is hard not to feel sorry for the third servant in today’s gospel. The first two servants are praised for making the most of the ‘talents’ (money) given to them by their master. In return, they are promised even greater things. The third man, paralysed by uncertainty, buries his small […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 8th November 2020

The time is now I am a procrastinator. If a task is awkward or unpleasant, I am likely to put it off till another day. In any given week, I have a ‘to-do’ list I need to get through. The most important items always get done – things that can’t be avoided, like work deadlines […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 1st November 2020

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED FOR NOVEMBER Out of the depths I cry to you O Lord, Lord, hear my voice! O let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleading. If you, O Lord should mark our guilt, Lord who would survive? But with you is found forgiveness; for this we revere you. […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin Sunday 25th October 2020

Love The Pharisees continue their harassment of Jesus in today’s Gospel by asking him which commandment is the greatest. What follows is the most famous verses of the New Testament: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul … And … You shall love your neighbour as […]

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St AGNES’ PARISH BULLETIN 18TH OCTOBER 2020

  Emperor’s or Christ’s vision? Continuing our reading of Matthew 22 today, the Pharisees are not impressed with Jesus’ teachings and decide to ‘entrap’ him, quizzing him about paying taxes. It is a dangerous question they ask because a simple yes or no response from Jesus could mean he is reported to the authorities. Jesus […]

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