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Category: Spiritual Life

St Valentine’s and Ash Wednesday

13th February 2021

In this week’s Gospel, we heard a story about Jesus healing Simon Peter’s mother-in-law from sickness, but this is just one of many stories we hear about Jesus’ healing powers. These healings and miracles were signs that He had the power and authority of God – and He still heals today! God sometimes heals people…

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

5th February 2021

This week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the temple (otherwise known as Candlemas), and explored what it means to be faithful. God is faithful to us, and we can be faithful to God. We can depend on Him to always be there for us. He keeps His promises and…

Feast of the Conversion of St Paul

29th January 2021

St Paul the Apostle is one of the Church’s most important saints, as well as its greatest missionary. The feast of the conversion of St Paul celebrates how this important saint changed his ways to fulfil his mission to share God’s love with the world. St Paul was born just a few years after Jesus…

Baptism of Our Lord

15th January 2021

On Sunday, we celebrated the Baptism of Our Lord at the River Jordan. We move on from Jesus’ birth at Christmas to His baptismal ‘rebirth’ as an adult, which marked the start of His ministry to spread the Word of God. Baptism for us (as babies or adults) demonstrates the new life we begin with God as…

The Feast of the Epiphany

8th January 2021

This week, we celebrated The Feast of the Epiphany, the day when we remember the wise men’s visit to the baby Jesus. Having followed a star to find the newborn king in Bethlehem, the three kings presented Jesus with precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They knew that this was no ordinary baby, but…

The Beginning of Advent

4th December 2020

This week marks the beginning of the season of Advent, a time of waiting and preparation for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. In our assemblies this week, we lit the first two candles of hope and love on our Advent wreath. Lighting a candle each week reminds us of the time, thousands of years…

Feast of St Elizabeth

20th November 2020

In this week’s gospel assembly, we shared the Parable of the Talents – we learned how God has given us all the gift of love and wants us to love Him back. We all have different gifts and talents and God reminds us that we all have wonderful things to offer. We can use our…

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

9th October 2020

Sunday 4th October marked the feast of St Francis of Assisi, one of our key house saints who we try to follow through our mission statement, ‘In the spirit of St. Francis, we are a caring community.’ He wanted to spread peace and followed one basic rule, ‘To follow the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ and…

Month of the Rosary

2nd October 2020

On Wednesday, Y4P led us in a beautiful service to remind us all that the month of October is dedicated as the ‘Month of the Rosary’. Mary chose to give the Rosary to one of our very own house saints, St. Dominic, in the 13th century and told him to preach it to others. It…

Pope Francis’ Monthly Intentions – September 2020

2nd September 2020

Pope’s prayer intention for September: Respect for the planet’s resources Pope Francis releases a video message accompanying his prayer intention for September, which this month is for respect for the planet’s resources: that we “take care of Creation responsibly”. In his prayer intention for September 2020, Pope Francis asks everyone to pray that we…