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Weekdays, saints days and holy days

  • 1 November - Evening
    All Souls

    6.00 pm

    Requiem Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

  • 1 November
    All Saints

    9.00 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    10.30 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    Living in the Real World

    The Beatitudes – blessed are the poor, the meek, those who mourn, the persecuted – does not seem very real world. Yet Jesus used these words and he was hardly naïve, in fact downright blunt when it came to getting people to face up to reality. How then did these words become a template for living with integrity in the r eal world? What is it that generations of saints and sinners found so valuable for engaging with rich and poor, outcast and politician, artists and soldiers, managers and healers, living in the real world. Much depends on our answer to Jesus’ question, who do you say that I am?

  • 8 November
    Remembrance Sunday

    9.00 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    10.30 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    What Really Matters?

    Today we remember generations of young men and women, who prepared to go into conflict. That preparation is not just practical, it is of heart and mind. A padre saying that there are no atheists in fox holes, speaks of a reality grasped when our lives are under threat: it is suddenly easy to see what really matters. The Gospel story for today may seem harsh, but anyone who has faced death will tell you how much in that moment they wished they’d realised that there is such a thing as too late to deal with the things that really matter . We gather in remembrance, not only to remember; but to commit ourselves to living the things that really matter, on behalf of those who died too soon. When Jesus asks the question – Who do you say that I am? – is it just about him or is it about a much bigger reality – what really matters?

  • 15 November
    2nd Sunday before Advent

    9.00 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    10.30 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    Get real: not mercenary but merciful

    Jesus’ parable of the talents is well known, but the meaning is not as obvious as it seems. For example, the figures involved are simply staggering – it would have taken sixteen years for a working person at that time to earn a single ‘talent’. Jesus is talking big money here! This detail lends an almost dream-like atmosphere to a story that invites us to envisage a future enriched by God’s mercy, and to wrestle personally with Jesus’ question, ‘Who do you say that I am?’

  • 22 November
    Christ the King

    9.00 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    10.30 am

    Mass

    Black and White Right Arrow

    Reality and Pretending

    This is a story of judgement. Jesus held a Jewish understanding of judgement; first and foremost it is the real consequences of our action and failure to act. The refugee crisis, terrorism, poverty, racism, wildfires, floods, asthma, eradication of the rhino, Covid… In a world when politicians blatantly lie and they still get into power; where fact is undermined and evidence trumped by money and power; how can we know what’s real? How can we make a real difference? And still Jesus asks, Who do you say that I am? It is perhaps relevant that Jesus did not make believing in him a priority; what is a priority is the Kingdom of God where justice, peace, healing, protecting the vulnerable, the poor, the homeless, hospitality, mercy, humility, generosity, holiness, servanthood, truth… are expected of all, most of all from those with power and money and influence. He led by example. Jesus asks, But you, who do you say that I am?

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