parishLife.org.uk

Well, it was only £3 a year to register the domain… Fellow Readers (if there are any of you!), I present to you www.parishlife.org.uk for all your bitter and twisted liberal catholic ranting and unpleasantness, commonly known as “my blog”. I know I have a habit of collecting domain names like some people collect empty […]

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Birthday

Eight Years Old. Where does the time go? Have just started to rediscover Black and White again on my camera. I prefer to shoot directly in B/W rather than take in colour and process into B/W in photoshop. It has an immediacy and a photojournalistic look which I quite like. Currently reading: 24-hour Party People […]

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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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Sermon: Easter 4, Year A

Text: John 10:1-10 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Two sheep were standing in a field. “Baaaa” said one. “Bother” said the other one, “I was going to say that!” The real challenge of Good Shepherd Sunday is to make it real for an urban […]

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Lectio Divina for today

It’s one of those God-given moments when a portion of Scripture leaps out at you. Dwell with me for a moment on this text: 2 Chronicles 7:14 If My people who are called by My name put away their pride and pray, and look for My face, and turn from their sinful ways, then I […]

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Easter Vigil, 6am

After a busy day of expectant praying, and even more frantic church cleaning [How good and pleasant it is when the people of God work together in unity.’ (Psalm 133:1), we left the place in a lovely condition. It had been a powerful Good Friday – Children’s Stations based on the excellent What a Day! […]

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