March, 2012

Mar
25

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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A Reading from Jeremiah 31:31-34 See, the days are coming – it is the Lord who speaks – when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel (and the House of Judah), but not a covenant like the one I made with their ancestors on the day I took them ... Continue

Mar
25

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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“If anyone serves me, my Father will honour him.” An award-winning 2010 French film, Of Gods and Men, tells the story of seven French Trappist monks based at a monastery in Algeria. They were kidnapped and beheaded in spring 1996 after being caught up in a bloody conflict between the Algerian ... Continue

Mar
25

Fifth Sunday of Lent

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The Church: With trust in God’s faithful and reassuring love for us we pray for those in our time who are persecuted for their love of God and neighbour; that all Christian people may be faithful disciples of Christ. Within Holy Mother Church we pray for Archbishops Rowan and John ... Continue

Mar
18

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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“Everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” We all know the adage “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” It’s been featured in several modern popular novels and was the title of a 1975 book by the Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman. The so-called “free” lunch apparently originated ... Continue

Mar
18

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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A Reading from 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23 All the heads of the priesthood, and the people too, added infidelity to infidelity, copying all the shameful practices of the nations and defiling the Temple that the Lord had consecrated for himself in Jerusalem. The Lord, the God of their ancestors, tirelessly sent them messenger ... Continue

Mar
18

Fourth Sunday of Lent

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The Church: Calling to mind God’s wonderful gifts, let us pray the Church may bring to all the people of the world a knowledge of the joy and healing that God can bring to their lives. Within Holy Mother Church we pray for Archbishops Rowan and John seeking to preserve ... Continue

Mar
11

Third Sunday of Lent

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“In cleansing the Temple, Jesus offers himself as the new temple.” Actions, it is said, speak louder than words; performed at the right time, in the right setting, some actions are so symbolic, so full of meaning, that they catch the spirit of the age. Think of the iconic picture of ... Continue

Mar
11

Third Sunday of Lent

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A Reading from the book of Exodus 20:1-17 God spoke all these words. He said, ‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. ‘You shall have no gods except me. ‘You shall not make yourself a carved image or any likeness ... Continue

Mar
11

Third Sunday of Lent

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The Church: With great expectation, we entrust our needs to the Lord, praying for the Church of God: that by her words, her worship and her actions, she may be seen as the body of Christ and the temple of God’s Holy Spirit. We pray for those who cannot find ... Continue

Mar
4

Second Sunday of Lent

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“This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.” There can’t be very many among you who have not seen changes in this church over the last fifty four years. If you see photographs of the inside of this church from when it first opened it would look very different, especially ... Continue