Category Archives: Catholic

Kalendar 2020

Each year we produce a Calendar (or to us the old church spelling ‘Kalendar’) at St Chrysostom’s Church listing the feasts and festivals we will be keeping and other observances. We feel it is important to have our own local … Continue reading

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Honour Christ’s baptism and celebrate the feast

Nestled in the corner of the Anson (side) Chapel in St Chrysostom’s Church we find a stained glass window of the Baptism of Our Lord. The window, part of the lovely sequence of stained glass windows in church, is between … Continue reading

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Nollaig na mBan – a very simple celebration

Learning from Irish women …. Some of the most stressful events in life are also times of celebration. Holidays, family events, and even Christmas. In some ways it’s hardly surprising. We make extensive preparations, involving others, sometimes costly financially and … Continue reading

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20 + C + M + B + 20 Bless our homes!

  At the beginning of a new year our thoughts and prayers understandably focus on the future. For many it is also a period of holiday and rest when we also think about our families and homes. Very appropriately, then, … Continue reading

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2020 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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Te Deum Laudamus! Give thanks for the past year

So often the news seems to be disturbing or even upsetting.   It’s hardly surprising that some people wish a year to end. However, let’s be careful in case we slip into being too negative. We’d not want to be … Continue reading

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Anysius

Supporting another, being a friend, is a calling of many people, if not most. You and I are called to be kind and friends to others. Jesus, in the Gospels, puts a high value of friendship. We are invited to … Continue reading

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