Monthly Archives April 2017

They Recognised Him at the Breaking of Bread….

(3rd Sunday of Easter)   The disciples on the way to Emmaus recognised Jesus in the “breaking of bread”.  The expression, the ‘breaking of bread’ or ‘fractionis panis’ is a term used in the Church to refer to the Eucharist.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church highlights the various names of the sacrament of the Eucharist, amongst which it is called: “The Breaking of Bread, because Jesus used this rite, part of a Jewish meat when as master of the table he blessed and distributed the bread, above all at the Last Supper.  It is by this action that his
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For those whose sins you forgive… 

The Gospel passage from John (20:19-31) starts with the words: “in the evening of that same day, the first day of the week….”.  The reference to “the first day of the week” is made seven times in the New Testament.  By the time the Gospel was penned, the early Christians must have wanted us to understand that Sunday had already become the Lord’s Day, and it was a day they gathered to celebrate the Resurrection, the day they gathered to celebrate the Eucharistic Liturgy.  Next Sunday, you will see the passage goes on to make reference to the “breaking of
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The Second Annual Parish Bike Ride – 2017

The second annual Parish Bike Ride took place again in Easter Monday morning. A cloudy and cool start but no wind which is always a bonus! After half an hour of adjusting bicycle seats, swapping bikes and finding the best helmet. (We ALL wanted the dinosaur helmet, but sadly for all of us, Sheila’s head was the only one it fit!). We set off down the cycle path along the Southern Motorway and round the Polo field and A & P Showgrounds then back along the Motorway cycle path to Warren Park for a picnic lunch. Possibly a few saddlesore cyclists
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Alleluia He is Risen!

We Welcome our new brothers and sisters in Christ this Easter!! With great joy, we can announce to you that during the Easter Vigil Mass, Kaylyn Merral, Mele Leatuavao, Benjamin Smart will receive the Sacraments of Baptism*, Confirmation and the Eucharist.  We welcome them with great joy and hope that they continue to grow in faith, and find the journey of faith a great and wonderful adventure that brings them meaning and fulfillment.  More importantly may he lead them to eternal life!.  Please pray for them and reach out also to our new brothers and sisters in Christ.  Then on Easter
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Behold the King Comes…

(Palm/Passion Sunday)   On Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday we as People, as a Church, have commemorated without fail for over twenty centuries, the triumphal welcome given by the people to Jesus as He enters Jerusalem.  His entrance was greeted with joy and celebration, with words such as “Hosanna to the Son of David!”, which acknowledge Him as the long awaited messiah.  This event was long prophesied: “This took place to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt
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