Synodality – A Reflection by  Fr Guido Gockel MHM
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Synodality – A Reflection by Fr Guido Gockel MHM

THE ROAD TOGETHER On Oct. 10, 2021, Pope Francis formally opened the “Synod 2021-2023”.Some of you may well wonder what this is all about. What is a synod? The Church’s governing structure is pyramidal, which means that the Pope is the head, followed by the cardinals as the next rank, then the bishops, and priests….

October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations
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October Month of the Rosary: Rosary Meditations

These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new.  Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life…

Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples
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Pope’s Prayer Intention for Extraordinary Mission Month: Missionary Disciples

“Jesus asks us all, and you as well, to be missionary disciples. Are you ready?” Pope Francis opened The Pope Video—containing his prayer intention for the month of October—with that invitation to all Christians. The Pope said we are all invited to be open to Jesus’ call and to live united to Him in the…

St Peter’s College Statue of Our Lady Finds New Home
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St Peter’s College Statue of Our Lady Finds New Home

While working as Rector of Herbert House in Liverpool, it was decided by the Society that we would finally sell the plot of land latterly known as the Saint Peter’s Site. Years before, in the 1970’s, the main site had been sold to the Leonard Cheshire Foundation who specialize in the care of the elderly…

Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’
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Echoing “I Dance Therefore I am’

Amen to “I dance therefore I am”! That lovely clip and reflection by Sr Philomena on 07/09/21. Setting many of us smiling, grinning, glowing, glad! I dance therefore I am is nearly an understatement! After the heartbeat, dancing is my/our next prove of living, with or without thinking or reasoning. With our without food, drinks,…

Praying with Mark’s Gospel
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Praying with Mark’s Gospel

Speaking about his ‘cross’, what did he mean? Till this moment we have heard that Jesus did Messianic work by healing people, and how the religious leaders of his days turned against him. The Pharisees were always complaining to him (2:16, 18:24). Finally they discussed with the Herodians how to destroy him (3:6). Later, we…

‘You Cannot Separate Mission from Contemplation’ – Pope Francis to Missionaries
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‘You Cannot Separate Mission from Contemplation’ – Pope Francis to Missionaries

“You are missionaries: if you want your mission to be truly fruitful, you cannot separate your mission from contemplation and a life of intimacy with the Lord. If you want to be witnesses, you cannot cease being adorers,” he said, in a Spanish written text provided by the Holy See press office. The XXVI General…

The Bread of Life – John 6
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The Bread of Life – John 6

Mass-goers in year B of the lectionary cycle, when Mark is the gospel regularly read on Sundays, might be taken aback on the 17th Sunday of the year when John’s Gospel takes over once the story comes to the feeding of the five thousand. For the following five successive Sundays, we have readings from John…