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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


Readings for the Solemnity of Pentecost in year A Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 103 1 Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13 John 20:19-23 Homily For some it may have been too warm, for others it may have been too dry, but I suspect that most of us have enjoyed the beautiful weather of the past few weeks. Every day you Full Story

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Last Thursday we celebrated the feast of the ascension of the lord. If we still wonder what it is all about. A picture message from my friend might clarify it better, which says. “Ascension is the day when Jesus started to work from home.” For he continues to love us to the very end. And Full Story


When we truely awaken we will understand that: – Life is more than we think it is Love is more than we think it is We are far more than we think we are… I think today’s feast of Ascension teaches us this lesson.. From the first reading we hear, men of galilee, why are Full Story

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter St. Elizabeth’s, 17 May 2020 Readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter in year A Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Psalm 65 1 Peter 3:15-18 John 14:15-21 Homily My thoughts go back to last Wednesday when some of us met to look at what may happen after the easing of the current lockdown. Full Story