Monthly Archives: March 2013

And very early in the morning, on the first day of the week …

  Like many of you , I have just returned home from the Easter Vigil. Holy Week this year has been a great blessing to me, and I think to many in our congregation at Precious Blood. Here, then, is a little … Continue reading

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Holy Saturday, this day of waiting

No, Easter does not banish tragedy and suffering; it does not signal the end of all our striving, the drying of our tears. Instead it takes us and shows us deep down into the heart of things where Christ is … Continue reading

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Am I just getting old?

This is really by way of a short follow-up to the last post. When I re-read it, I wondered if I was falling into that way of thinking which besets those of us over a certain age. We look back … Continue reading

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How does the parish evangelize?

As a teenager, growing up in a sea-side town, I was aware of the (Roman) Catholic Church. We lived opposite the classical fronted, early nineteenth century building, which my grandmother still called ‘the Catholic Chapel’. It was extended in the … Continue reading

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Night Litany for London

The Night Litany for London was published by the Church Literature Association with an introduction by the late Mgr Graham Leonard, then Anglican Bishop of London. It is believed to have been written by Fr H A Wilson of St … Continue reading

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A priest for the world

Once again, the world is surprised by the Catholic Church. We have a Pope, and there is a wonderful feeling of excitement. He asked us to pray for him and bowed quietly before us all – and then gave us … Continue reading

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Ancient & Modern: the music of the Ordinariate

Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.      Colossians 3:16 We had been on a day pilgrimage to the Shrine at Walsingham, and it had been a wonderful and moving day.  But what my … Continue reading

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