Category Archives: Catholic

Conjubilant

A celebration Mass, Benediction with a Bishop, one day, then the next day a Confirmation and a church meal together with four birthdays being celebrated,  … what a varied and joyful time we had in a short period. It’s been … Continue reading

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Favourite churches: Twitter responses

Our @StChrys Twitter question of the week recently was ‘What is your favourite church – and why?’ We had a lovely range of replies. Some of the churches were simple and homely, some were large and majestic. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Miriam …Who said ‘Yes to life’

“Music, words and images brought us closer to Mary and one another.  We were of different theological outlooks – truly ecumenical. Great Joy!” ” A wonderful evening in honour of Our Lady. The singing was beautiful – the Armenian soloist, … Continue reading

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The Image of our Queen

Let’s not be sexist about this! For the last two years a young lady has crowned Mary’s statue at St Chrysostom’s at the beginning of May. So we thought let’s try something new today… and so we did. This year … Continue reading

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Celebrate your Baptism anniversary

Celebrate the anniversary of your baptism like a birthday, says Pope Francis. Speaking recently to a large number of Christians the Pope encouraged them to hold dear to the importance of baptism in their lives. He said: “Baptism illuminates our … Continue reading

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Have a joyful Lent – think outside the box!

Each year you give us this joyful season  – says one of the prayers at Mass in Lent. Really, joyful? Well, for many people Lent  seems to be about giving up chocolate, gin or bacon sandwiches. Many Christians try a … Continue reading

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Light from an Anglo Saxon Candlemas

On February 2nd (or a Sunday close to it) we celebrate Candlemas, The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple. This is one of the most ancient of Christian festivals, and a description exists of the feast … Continue reading

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