February, 2012

Feb
26

First Sunday of Lent

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“Here is the sign of the Covenant.” Once again the place of Christianity in our society is the subject of much discussion, Christians on the one hand emphasising that we live in a Christian country, that it is Christian values which underpin our society and that we lose these at our ... Continue

Feb
26

First Sunday of Lent

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A Reading from the book of Genesis 9:8-15 God spoke to Noah and his sons, ‘See, I establish my Covenant with you, and with your descendants after you; also with every living creature to be found with you, birds, cattle and every wild beast with you: everything that came out of ... Continue

Feb
26

First Sunday of Lent

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The Church: We pray that in this Lenten season we may find time to reflect on and pray about the meaning of our baptism; those who feel overwhelmed by the burden of sin may they find renewed hope in Christ who overcame the power of evil.  Within Holy Mother Church ... Continue

Feb
19

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

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“Human and divine interaction.” How do you feel when you have to accept help from someone? Grateful that they are there? Frustrated that despite your own self confidence you actually can’t manage? Perhaps angry that you’re not as strong as thought you are, either physically or mentally! Well this account of ... Continue

Feb
19

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

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A reading from the book of Isaiah 43:18-19,21-22,24-25 Thus says the Lord: No need to recall the past, no need to think about what was done before. See, I am doing a new deed, even now it comes to light; can you not see it? Yes, I am making a road in the wilderness, paths in the ... Continue

Feb
19

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

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The Church: We pray that the Lord may say “Yes” to all our hopes and longings praying that all Christian people may be guided by the Spirit and be empowered by the faith and reveal it with power and compassion. Within Holy Mother Church we pray for Archbishops Rowan and ... Continue

Feb
5

The Feast of Candlemass

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A Reading from the Book of  Malachi 3:1-4  The Lord God says this: Look, I am going to send my messenger to prepare a way before me. And the Lord you are seeking will suddenly enter his Temple; and the angel of the covenant whom you are longing for, yes, he ... Continue

Feb
5

The Feast of Candlemass

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“Christ is consecrated to the Lord – we consecrate ourselves to the Lord.” The Presentation of Christ in the Temple is one of those feasts which carries great significance and yet can easily be overlooked. In one sense it marks the real end of the Christmas season, and yet we have ... Continue

Feb
5

The Feast of Candlemass

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The Church: We pray that as Christ was consecrated to God, we too, along with all Christian people, may consecrate ourselves to him; that we may serve him faithfully in all that we do in his name. Within Holy Mother Church we pray for Archbishops Rowan and John seeking to ... Continue