Thursday, 18 August 2011


More than once in recent homilies, I have spoken of the importance of finding silence in our lives. Today I came across this talk which Pope Benedict gave at a General Audience at Castel Gandolfo just over a week ago. I am glad that I see to be thinking along the same lines as the Holy Father!

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Monday, 15 August 2011

World Youth Day - Madrid 2011

Thousands of young people from all over the world will be meeting with Pope Benedict in Madrid this week.
Keep up with what is happening here.

You can discover more about pilgrims from this country to WYD and find some interesting links here.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Time to pray

The situation on the streets of London and other major cities has troubled us all deeply. On Facebook and other forums I have seen understandably violent reactions to these horribly violent situations. I have read calls for tear gas, water cannons, tanks, and much more. However, perhaps a bit like Elijah with the earthquake, wind and fire in last Sunday's first reading, I find it hard to hear the voice of the Lord in these reactions. I was so encouraged to read a young member of our community calling her Facebook friends to prayer. This seemed more like Elijah's gentle breeze to me. I believe that prayer is the strongest weapon we have.
With this in mind, could I invite as many St Wilfrid's people as possible to attend the 7pm Mass this evening, Tuesday, to pray for a peaceful resolution to these violent situations. There will be half an hour of silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament after Mass, ending at 8pm.
I hear that demonstrations and riots are organised by Facebook, Twitter, email, text, mobile phones etc. If you see this, please use all the means at your disposal to invite people to come to pray this evening. If you see any St Wilfrid's people at work or shopping, mention it then. If you can't come, please pray for a few moments wherever you are between 7 and 8 this evening - but come if you possibly can. Prayer together has a very special power.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Yet more progress

The main building work is finished. Now it's a question of getting furniture, fixtures, and fittings in the right place. It's a while since I posted any photos here, so here are some.

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