Posts by Rob Jones

The value of keeping things simple in a darkened world

By EDMUND ADAMUS, Director, Office of Marriage and Family Life – Diocese of Westminster 

We all know that line of scripture about God choosing what is foolish in the world’s eyes to shame the wise. Well, I think in these rapidly passing days of Advent towards Christmas (especially as we’re now technically in a state of war – albeit very remotely – in Syria), we need some simple, innocent, uncomplicated joy to remind us that, whilst we take the Faith seriously, we ought not to take ourselves too seriously. Read more →

A brief reflection on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary

Mary stands before us as a sign of comfort, encouragement and hope. She turns to us, saying: “Have the courage to dare with God. Try it. Do not be afraid of him. Have the courage to risk with faith. Have the courage to risk with goodness. Have the courage to risk with a pure heart. Commit yourselves to God. Then you will see that it is precisely by doing so that your life will become broad and light – not boring, but filled with infinite surprises, for God’s infinite goodness is never depleted.” Read more →

Key talk highlights the value of the church’s special ministers

Father Ashley Beck gave a talk at a Day of Recollection for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion and Readers, exploring the structure of Mass and the Eucharist. Read more →

Praise for St Joseph’s schoolchildren during Remembrance Day service

Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School have been praised for the respect they showed during a remembrance service this week. Read more →

Join us at our Advent Time Out – 23 November

A former chaplain to Pax Christi will facilitate our 2015 Advent Time Out, which takes place this year on Monday 23 November. Read more →

Our church needs your practical support – and your prayers

We are looking for parishioners to support the church – both practically and with your prayers. Read more →

Standing at the doorway to an encounter with God


Doors and doorways are a powerful symbol in the human imagination. Not many years ago, young members of a family were given a key to the front door on their 18th birthday, marking a point of maturity and responsibility. Doorways are places of encounter — marking arrivals and departures, welcomes and fond farewells. Read more →

Bromley parish to host peace icon

Our Parish of St Joseph’s, Bromley, will host the Pax Christi Icon of Peace. Read more →

Pets blessed at celebration event for St Francis

Dogs, cats and guinea pigs were blessed when parishioners brought their pets to a special celebration at St Joseph’s Church.

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Pax Christi invites Catholics to join them in prayer for the Middle East and North Africa

Pax Christi is calling for another time of prayer, fasting and action for the Middle East and North Africa – in particular Syria, Palestine and Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. Read more →