Who are the 72?…

Saints Matthew, Mark and Luke all tell us how Jesus sent the Twelve Apostles out to preach but it is only St Luke who tells us of these 72 disciples. This number is symbolic; in Genesis chapter 10 there appears a list of Noah’s descendants – some 72 names – from whom...

Annual Garden Party

Don’t miss the social event of the year!  This Saturday, 6th July, sees the annual St Mary’s Garden Party.  Come along to the beautiful gardens at St Mary’s Presbytery at 2:00 pm and join in the fun. Cream teas, stalls, tomboloa, live music and great...

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life…

When the risen Jesus appeared in the Upper Room, why was it locked?  The disciples were afraid, frightened to be honest.  Jesus had been killed; would that be their fate too?  In their fear, they all began doubting Him.  When He appeared they realised He offered a...

Has no one condemned you? …

The Scribes and Pharisees wanted to trap Jesus, even at the cost of a woman’s life! What was she thinking and feeling while being dragged before the Lord? People laughing at her, treating her like dirt; perhaps she thought she was dirt. The Law of Moses demanded her...

Seek Justice, says the Lord …

We are like fig trees – we too need to be fruitful in life!  The ancient Christians believed that every Mass was a fruitful victory for the Kingdom of God.  The early martyrs were seen not as victims but as victors defeating evil in their witness to Jesus, who is...

Lent

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. It is the time when the whole Church prepares to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ. The period of Lent lasts for forty days. This is in imitation of Christ who fasted for forty days just before He began His...