Reflections

As the situation for homeless people worsens, local opportunities to help increase

By JOHN WARREN

For several years this Parish has helped to run the Bromley Homeless Shelter, providing an evening meal, a safe warm bed overnight, and breakfast, for the homeless in Bromley during the winter months. Our parishioners have cooked and stayed with the homeless overnight, and a team have provided clean bed-linen every week; and you have sponsored the Shelter financially, so thank you all very much for all you have done. Read more →

The washing of my hand was a humbling experience

By RANJANA CHAUHAN

How blessed my husband, Jaydev, and I were to be able to attend all three services of the Easter Triduum this year. The celebrations were deeply moving. Read more →

Lent: journeying with Jesus

Fr SAJU PINAKATTU

Lent begins with reflection on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. The Fathers of the Church explain that Jesus’s temptations are described after his baptism to teach us why we are tempted and how we should conquer temptations. Read more →

Why our Parish should become a fair-trade Parish

By CRISTIANA BORG

My name is Cristiana Borg, a Key Stage 2 pupil, and I attend St Joseph’s RC Church, Bromley. I think that the parish council at my church should resolve for our parish to become a Fair Trade parish. Read more →

Remembering a blessed experience on our pilgrimage to Medjugorje

By Deacon BARRY MELLISH

On Saturday 22 October, some 27 pilgrims left Heathrow bound for Medjugorje. For some, this was the first experience of visiting the places where Our Lady has appeared with such regularity; for others, it was a return to a place they loved.

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Becoming a Deacon is a steep, challenging learning journey

By GARRY CULLEN

This is the first time I have written a blog entry, so, readers, please forgive me as I am no doubt a novice. As most of you will know, I have recently completed my first year at St John’s seminary in Wonersh as part of my journey to become a Deacon, which – God willing – will see me ordained in 2018. So what have I learnt thus far? Read more →

The Eucharist: God’s Body Language

By Fr TOM McHUGH

Daily we use body language to communicate. Friends and family often meet or part with a kiss or a hug. Others hold hands as they walk or wave to someone they know on the other side of the street. A handshake we use regularly in our culture.So when Jesus wishes to express his abiding love for us, he chooses to be with us in the form of Bread and Wine –His Body and Blood –‘His risen body language’.

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Deepening our love for Jesus in Holy Communion

By Fr TOM McHUGH

Celebrating First Holy Communion with nearly 50 families over two weekends in the first part of May was truly a time of great joy and festivity for our entire Parish community. Read more →

What does Pope Francis’s Amoris Laetitia add to the debate on family matters?

By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

On a spring day about five years ago, when I was rector of Mundelein Seminary, Francis Cardinal George spoke to the assembled student body. He congratulated those proudly orthodox seminarians for their devotion to the dogmatic and moral truths proposed by the Church, but he also offered some pointed pastoral advice. Read more →

In Holy Week, discover all Jesus accomplished to show us God’s mercy

By Fr TOM McHUGH

Holy Week begins today, Palm Sunday, and ends with the Easter Vigil on Easter night. We call this week ‘holy’ because, throughout these days, we discover with admiration all that the Lord Jesus accomplished in order to show us the infinite tenderness of God, the embrace of God’s mercy.

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