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Passiontide is not the most cheerful part of the Church’s year. It is so difficult to be with people in their suffering. The disciples found it so in the Garden of Gethsemane. We find it so in regard to our own sick or suffering; we find it so as we endure the services of Holy Week. It is through our endurance that will save us.
Jesus asks us to Abide with Him in His suffering. After Easter we will, with the disciples on the way to Emmaus, be saying to Him Abide with me…fast falls…


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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The theme of death and resurrection is common in nature. It is not an alien concept to any of us. “Unless the seed of grain dies…it cannot become the short the stalk and again the grain.”

Although the theme is common we have yet to learn to travel light. The intention of those who take vows of poverty, of chastity and obedience is an intention not to be possessed by possessions, to use sexuality in the course of Christian love and to give up self-will in order to prefer God’s will above all. It is a journey we need to begin again each day.

Have a good week,
Fr. Richard
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We all have tried and trusted ways of keeping God on the periphery of our lives. “I’m not really religious!”; “I’m spiritual, but I don’t need God.” We sometimes treat God as a talisman, or our own private idol that we can get out every now and again…all designed to keep God at bay. One man had to have eight pints before coming to see me. I don’t know what image he had of Priests – but not good I suspect. If you want to keep God at bay – what image have you of God – not good I suspect. Jesus, we believe is the perfect realisation of the Father. Come out of the shadow and into the light. Do not be afraid. “It is only I”.

Have a good week,
Fr. Richard
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OneClimate-OneWorld Easter 2015 Pastoral Area Pilgrimage

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Join our cross-pastoral-area pilgrimage stages on Saturdays between April 11th and 23rd May 2015. So we might better appreciate what the wonderful planet have been given and why Pope Frances encourages us to treat the earth kindly when he says :
“Let us be protectors of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.”
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From Father Richard's Desk

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Jesus had zero tolerance for those who made it difficult for others to come to a knowledge and love for God. He lambasted the Pharisees, calling them whited sepulchres, he was less than pleased with those who used the temple as a trading post. So that we don’t put people off God, we need to draw closer to Him to reflect Him in our daily lives. The challenge is ours. Although we are all called to holiness, few take up the challenge.

Have a good week,
Fr. Richard
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