St Agnes Parish Bulletin 12th Sept 2021

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 5th September 2021

 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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 29th Aug 2021

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, […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 22nd August 2021

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 […]

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St Agnes Parish Bulletin 15th August 2021

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 […]

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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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