Meditation for Churches Together in York – United Service

York Minster Good Friday 10 April 2009 I had not heard from a friend of mine for quite a long time, in fact, for more than a year. I sent them the obligatory Christmas card, but no reply came. Then suddenly in February I received an email. She explained that her...

Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 2009

9 April 2009 Christ is our salvation, our life and resurrection. It is through his cross we are saved and made free. With confidence in his loving mercy we turn to him and ask mercy and pardon. Lord, we call on your name. Lord, have mercy. You are good to us. Christ,...

Mass of Chrism, 2009

7 April 2009 At our baptism we were made part of God’s priestly people and we were called by the Son to serve his God and Father in the power of the Spirit. Trusting in his mercy, we confess our sins to the Lord. You are the Rock who saves us. Lord, have mercy....

Palm Sunday 2009

5 April 2009 Middlesbrough Cathedral A question that I have been asking myself and also posing to the young people of the diocese throughout the whole of Lent is the question that Jesus asked Peter and the other disciples in chapter eight of St Mark’s Gospel;...

Ash Wednesday 2009

25 February 2009 I have never had much love for Wednesdays. It always seems too far into the week to remember what happened last weekend, and it is just not near enough to next weekend to feel good about! I don’t like the end of February or early March either for the...

Lourdes Mass, Hull

8 February 2009 Fifth Sunday of the Year (B) Introduction It is good to be here today with you to celebrate the Mass and to remember God’s great gift to us in the apparitions of Our Blessed Lady at Lourdes to St Bernadette. The Gospel tells us of the healing message...