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18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily – by Fr. Jenish Mother Teresa of Kolkata had once spoken well of hunger and poverty. She said “the spiritual poverty of the West is much greater than the physical poverty of the East. In the West, there are millions of people who suffer loneliness and emptiness, who feel unloved and unwanted. They are Full Story

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings 1 Kings 3:5,7-12, Psalm 118, Romans 8:28-30, Matthew 13:44-52 Homily Last month, when the lockdown started to ease a bit, a couple of parishioners asked if they could come with their metal detector and do some research on the grounds. I am always fascinated by these things and try to follow the proceedings. On Full Story

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

WHEAT AND WEED Several years ago, a man got so disgusted with the large scale of evils in the world that he put up a popular car sticker which read: “stop the world; I want to get off”. We know all is not right in the world. It looks like only evil has enough oil Full Story

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 55:10-11, Psalm 64 (65), Romans 8:18-23, Mathew 13:1-23 Homily When I reflected on the parable we just heard I thought to myself: That man wasn’t a very good sower…. It seems a lot of waste: seed that fell on the edge of the path, seed that fell on patches of rock, seeds that fell Full Story

Sunday 5th July Homily

Once there was little preacher who went from place to place to preach the word of God. His only source of income was the voluntary contributions of the congregation he preached. One day, after preaching, he passed on his hat among the people. After it had made the rounds, the hat was returned to the Full Story

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Acts 12:1-11 2 Tim 4:6-8,17-18 Mt. 16:13-19 Homily After more than three months of lockdown the news about easing restrictions has generally been met with great relief. Churches are gradually allowed to re-open and the start of public worship is on the horizon. Of course the announcements make big headlines. In reality it is much Full Story

Homily 21th June 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A good Christian life demands that we must be ready to face sufferings, hardships, sacrifices, rejection, even persecutions in our efforts to do good, either in our parish community or in our society. Every step taken to do good, stirs up opposition from some people when they are determined to Full Story

The Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi

Readings for the Solemnity of The Body and Blood of Christ in year A Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16 Psalm 147 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 John 6:51-58 Homily Today I may start my reflection by taking you on a little journey. Don’t worry, we won’t break any lockdown rules. It is an imaginary journey I invite you on, a Full Story

Minsteracres’ Reflective Trail

We are delighted to provide the attached guide to a reflective trail around the grounds of Minsteracres, which you can view on your phone or download and print. In a time where we are not allowed to use the church or gather together as a community, we are challenged to find other ways of prayer. Full Story

Homily 06th June 2020

Today we keep the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity in which we acknowledge in a very special way that, while there is only one God, there are three persons in that one God: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. How can we humans understand the inner life of God Full Story