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8 April 2020, Wednesday of Holy Week.

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Here is part of the third Servant Song, set for today: ‘The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught. The Lord God has opened my ear, and […]

7 April 2020, Tuesday of Holy Week.

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Today we have for our Old Testament reading the second Servant Song of Isaiah: ‘The Lord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver […]

6 April 2020, Monday of Holy Week.

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Today our dear Sister Deirdre Michael turns 90! Lovingly and beautifully cared for at St Joseph’s Care Home in Harborne, she is still very much at the heart of our Community. We shall not be able to visit her today, because of coronavirus, but we will be speaking to her and extend to her our […]

5 April 2020, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord.

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‘Born for this, He meets His Passion, for that this He freely willed …’ Today we begin the journey that will take us to Good Friday, and beyond to the light and glory of Easter Day. In these days of affliction, we accompany our Lord in His own trial, going deeper as the external circumstances […]

Saturday 4 April 2020, Lent Feria.

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In times of trouble, Our Lord says to us ‘Abide in my love’. He is with us and will remain so until the end, and beyond. St John Henry Newman wrote this prayer: ‘O my Lord and Saviour, in Thy arms I am safe; keep me and I have nothing to fear; give me up […]

Friday 3 April 2020, Lent Feria.

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From today’s Gospel reading: ‘Believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father’. Jesus is ‘in’ His Father; His Father is ‘in’ Him. And we are in Christ, so we are also ‘in’ the Father. If we abide in Him, and He in […]

Thursday 2 April 2020, Lent Feria.

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From our Old Testament reading: ‘Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. No longer shall your name be Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of a multitude […]

Wednesday 1 April 2020, Lent Feria.

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From today’s Gospel reading: ‘Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free”’.  What is this word, ‘continue’? the Greek word means ‘to abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, or […]

Tuesday 31 March 2020, Lent Feria.

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This week at Mass, Preface I of the Passion is used. Here is part of it: ‘It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For through the saving Passion of your Son the whole world has received a […]

Monday 30 March 2020, Lent Feria.

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Today’s Gospel is the story of the woman taken in adultery. This is how the story ends: ‘Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus looked up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, […]