In the midst of our Christmas celebrations there is, of course, some sadness, frustration and fear. We reflect on what it has meant to be able to create a safe and sacred space at St Mary’s, and how our Christmas celebrations, wherever we are, can bring us closer to Jesus, a safe harbour. Some prayersContinue reading “Safe and Sacred”
In our fifth Advent Antiphon for December 21st, we end up, for a while, in the gutter!
In the fourth Advent Antiphon for December 20th, we discover a God who is never far away O Emmanuel, our king and lawgiver, come and save us, Lord our God. Brought up on the old black and white movies (a scarcity these days with multiple channels competing with the production of new and shiny boxContinue reading “Recognising Royalty”
The reflection on the third Advent Antiphon for December 19th sheds light on runts and the overlooked!
Whilst some people are criticising the modern art of this year’s Nativity Scene in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican, we wonder what they would have said about a very different kind of creative expression of the Nativity! Read on!
Imagine a world in which any or all of us could do what we wanted, whenever we wanted with no regard for others. What kind of world would that create? How much chaos would there be? Check out the our Advent Antiphon reflection for Dec 18th
From favourite teachers to fake news, we reflect on the first Advent ‘O’ Antiphon for 17th December
A little known angel called Billy finds himself given a very special task indeed but will he ever get there on time? This Christmas story for children is a slightly extended version of a Christmas play written for a Special School a few years ago. We hope you enjoy. Heaven Sent High up in heaven,Continue reading “The angel who was late for everything”
On December 17, Advent takes a turning point, as we move closer to the celebration of Christmas. Each day we’ll be reflecting on the O Advent Antiphons, ancient words dating as far back as the 6th century and wondering what they have to say to us today!
This week, we’re making a right song and dance, with the call to ‘Rejoice’ shining through everything we do. From wheat seeds to poetry reads, from a travelling trio to OMG, here’s our Rejoice bulletin for the Third Sunday of Advent; https://t.co/2Tv8flvKPF