Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

This Weeks Readings: Isaiah 49.1-6; Psalm 139; Acts 13.22-26; Luke 1.57-66, 80.


John comes in the spirit of Elijah, and he walks in his power…by his food, clothing, honour, chastity, abstinence, and all virtues, he represented both Elijah and Christ. To prepare for the Lord a perfect people. May our God and Lord deign to prepare this in our own case, too, unto the glory of his name.

John always defined his humanity in terms of its limitations. He came to teach us that there is a way out of the darkness and sadness of the world and of the human condition, and that way is Jesus himself.

Next Week's Readings: Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23-24; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8.7, 9, 13-15; Mark 5.21-43.

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A Message from our Pastor, Fr. Dominic Barber


According to the word experts the word parish has its roots in the Greek word, paroikia  which means sojourning. As disciples of Jesus, baptized into his life, fed by his Body, we become sojourners, pilgrims on the way to the heavenly Jerusalem. We are companions on the journey, breaking bread and drinking wine…   

For all those of us who have travelled internationally, we know what it is like to be stopped at the border crossing and questioned: Who are you? Where are you from?  Where are you going? These questions not only apply to our earthly travels, they apply to our spiritual lives too.     read more »

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