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Fr Peter’s message

Dear Parishioners & Friends of SS Joseph & Swithun,  It is lovely that at long last we are able to open the church doors again and I am able to greet parishioners as they enter for private prayer. As you know, Parish Masses must now be celebrated by the priest alone, without servers, readers or choirs.…

A Christian reflection on tribulation

By Deacon BARRY MELLISH 

The following was sent to me by a friend who is a priest. It relates to the current tribulations that we are all facing. It is in the form of short statements that give us – or least me – something to think about. The last line is a great summary: God is nudging us in our current predicament to focus on who and what is important, inviting us to be creatively present to others and to ourselves. Real Presence.

What if she had said ‘No’?

The question may strike you as irreverent. How dare I suggest that the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Heaven, Tower of David, and all the other titles, could have left us in the lurch like that? But what if she had?

Farewell to Sr Filsy

It is with regret that Sr. Filsy left the parish, returning to India on Wednesday 16th October. Sr. Filsy has been a Trinitarian Sister at Holy Trinity Convent for 32 years and has ministered to our parishioners for over 12 year. We will miss her very much and send her our good wishes for the…

Prayer and farewell to Father Tom

At Benediction this morning we prayed for Fr Tom from an adapted prayer: “Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver, Source of all that is and shall be, Father and Mother of us all, Loving God, in whom is heaven, Enfold Fr Tom with your grace. May his home be a place of your love, Your forgiveness…