22Dec Wandering Thoughts

Seamus Ahearne reflects on the reality of pastoral ministry and care in a 'disadvantaged' parish;
"more work and different work is essential in a Deis (band 1) parish. Our Church is outside of the building. Our Liturgy has to happen on the hoof. The preparation for the special occasions needs more energy and more imagination. It has to be gentle, real and kindly. The domestic Church is the only church we now have."

22Dec The New Missal – Another Episcopal Apology

An update, by Mattie Long, on the ongoing story of the 'new missal' and the failure by some bishops to have paid it proper attention before they approved it, along with the their willingness to bow to pressure from Rome that "was intent on complete oversight."

22Dec 22 December 2017. Friday of Advent Week 3

1st Reading: 1 Samuel 1:24-28

Samuel’s mother, Hannah, dedicates her young son to a life of service to God

When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and …




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