Archives May 31, 2008

Sermon: Ordinary 9, Year A

preached at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport 1st June 2008 Text: Matthew 7:21-27 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Builder’s Jargon, taken from my all-time favourite radio show: I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. This needs pointing This needs pointing the other way We could start […]

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Sermon: Ordinary 8, Year A

Text: Matthew 6:24-34 “So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Jesus said we can’t serve two masters, but what did he know? Computers, mobile phones and Sat-Nav equipment enable us to serve three, four, five or more masters all at the same […]

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Corpus Christi

Exposition of the Blesséd Sacrament before noon today. Simply, simply beautiful. May our prayers rise like incense. (Ps 141) Heart of Jesus, think on us. Eyes of Jesus, look on us. Face of Jesus, shine on us. Hands of Jesus, bless us, Feet of Jesus, guide us, Arms of Jesus, hold us, Body of Jesus, […]

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Mass of Healing

Every month, our Mass of Healing grows in popularity. More and more people are drawn to these powerful sacraments of the eucharist and of healing. Hands are laid, oil is plastered on foreheads and hands, which are then smothered over each other in the peace. Mother celebrated with confidence and style, and I had the […]

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Youth talk: Pentecost

1. Introduction Gather into groups of 6-8, one leader per group. Form big circle and hold hands. Leader initiates with each group a couple of activities – when the leader squeezes the hand of the person next, that person has to pass the squeeze on around the group. Try the ‘electric boogaloo’, the hip hop […]

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Sermon: Pentecost, Year A

Text: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11; In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen Have you ever bought something that needed to be assembled? Ikea is of course our downfall. After struggling through the seven circles of hell to actually buy the stuff, and after struggling to […]

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The end of an era

An announcement from Norfolk this morning… Fr. Philip North has announced that after six years as Administrator of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, he will be taking up the post of Team Rector in Camden, North London: I’m moving! I have accepted the Bishop of Edmonton’s offer to be Team Rector of the […]

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Sermon: Easter 7, Year A

Text: John 17:1-11 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them, protect them in your name which you have given me, so […]

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