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7 December, 2019

Newletter for the Second Sunday of Advent, 2019

2nd Sunday of Advent Year A 8th December 2019 Yellow Book Page 85 The melancholy voice of Neil Young has permeated the airwaves since the early 1960’s. For me, the sound of that voice, symbolises Advent! Those mournful melodies, have such a sad and lonely quality that reduces me to tears. Young is best remembered […]

30 November, 2019

Newsletter for the First Sunday of Advent, 2019

Advent Sunday Year A 1st December 2019 Yellow Book Page 83  So, I took my Dad to the pictures. The JOKER! A little light entertainment would do us good. Holy Smoke, Robin. – KERPOW! – Batman has come a long way since those comical capers that we watched as children on B&W TV’s. Back then […]

23 November, 2019

Newsletter for Christ the King, 2019

Christ the King November 24th 2019 Dark Red Book page 167  Happy Memories are God’s Healing Streams:  Since my Father’s recent spell in hospital, I am spending more time at my parental home. Happily, he is much stronger. I take Dad on long walks in a wheelchair; Fresh air and scenery for him and good […]

16 November, 2019

Newsletter for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time November 17th 2019 Dark Red Book page 163 “Jerusalem, is built as a city strongly compact; It is there that the tribes go up… to give thanks to the name of the LORD”. Psalm122  The Gospel this week features the old Jerusalem temple. Much of what we believe as Catholics […]

9 November, 2019

Remembrance Sunday – Newsletter for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2019

Remembrance Sunday (32nd Ordinary) November 10th 2019 Dark Red Book page 160 My maternal Grandfather was called “Jack” (John) Keates. As WW1 came to its savage end, he was aged about 17. By the grace of God, he was spared that bloody carnage. For as many generations as I know, our family came from North […]