Entries by Haydn Blackey

Baptism of the Lord

Today, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord’s second manifestation or epiphany, which occurred on the occasion of His Baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the river to sanctify its waters and to give them the […]

The Epiphany

The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of the world. The great feast of the Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men, the Magi, from the East, together with His baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee. […]

Holy Family Sunday

Today is the feast day of the Holy Family, and also every family’s feast day, since the Holy Family is the patron and model of all Christian families. Today is to be a huge family feast, devoted to the Holy Family as a model for the Christian family life. As Rev. Edward Sutfin states: The […]

Christmas Masses

The Parish Newsletter for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (22nd December) is now available.   It includes all the Mass times for the Christmas period.   If you haven’t got time to click the link and read the whole newsletter, the Mass times for Christmas Day are as follows:   Vigil Masses on Christmas Eve […]

Second Sunday of Advent

Today’s Gospel Reading invites us to consider John the Baptist and his relationship to Jesus. John the Baptist appears in the tradition of the great prophets of Israel, preaching repentance and reform to the people of Israel. In fact, the description of John found in this reading is reminiscent of the description of the prophet […]