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Abiding in Christ

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches,

Our Ecumenism Commission writes: “The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts this Monday, January 18th. The theme for 2021 is ‘Abiding in Christ’, based on John 15: 1-17. It expresses and encourages the vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the Church and the human family. Although many of us are unable to meet with our fellow Christians this year, the Commission for Christian Unity encourages us to make use of the prayerful material available as a download. Find it at https://ctbi.org.uk/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-2021/ and sustain our prayer for the Unity for which Christ prayed. Contact email: unity@rcadc.org 

Fr Matthew

Spoken from heaven…

‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’.

These are the words that are heard ‘spoken from heaven’ in the Gospel for today, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

In these difficult times, when we may have reason to be down-hearted, let’s all remember that through our own Baptism, these words should also echo in our own hearts and lives.

Find a quiet moment to hear the voice of the Father speaking to you, too ‘You are my child, the Beloved; my favour rests on you’.

Fr Matthew

Looking forward and in a spirit of hope

Dear parishioners and friends of our 3 Churches,

After listening to many people, especially those involved in keeping us safe, and taking everything into account, I have decided to suspend all public liturgies in our 3 churches from after this Sunday (3 January 2021) until further notice, except funerals.

We will live stream from St Brigid’s as much as possible   – every day this week except Friday. New Year is a time for looking forward and in a spirit of hope. Though this was a reluctant decision, I believe it is a good and hopeful one, as the safety of all of us is so important.  SO – a happy New Year – and a safe one!

Fr Matthew