AOS Pilgrimage to Holy Island

Feast of SS Peter and Paul, 28 June 2008 ‘Now I know it is all true’ he said. ‘The Lord really did send his angel and has saved me from Herod and from all that the Jewish people were so certain would happen to me.’ When things go wrong, when troubles come along, when...

Blessing and Laying of the Foundation Stone at Wass

27 June 2008 The Lord is the living stone, a precious cornerstone, a keystone, a rock. These phrases are used frequently in the scriptures and you have chosen today to reflect this idea in all three pericopes. Strong and protecting, lasting and faithful, surprising...

Mass at Salford Cathedral

13 June 2008 It is good to be here with you this evening celebrating, on this feast of St Anthony, God’s saving message and proclaiming the presence of his kingdom by our unity and joy. Celebration, unity, joy – these are three important traits of being a Christian....

Mass of Thanksgiving for the Catenian Association

Middlesbrough Cathedral, 7 June 2008 Here is a list of generous men whose good works have not been forgotten. In their descendants there remains a rich inheritance born of them. Their descendants stand by the covenants and thanks to them, so do their children’s...

Mass at the English College, Valladolid

Valladolid, 3 June 2008 All is grace, all is gift, the most precious things we possess in our lives, generally speaking, are things which we were given in the first place – our very life and being, our most important and sustaining relationships, all that gives...

Inauguration of the Catenian Circle of Hambleton

SS Joseph & Francis Xavier, Richmond – 31 May 2008 We gather today in order to ask God’s blessing on the setting up of a new Catenian Circle in Hambleton. It is also the feast of the Visitation of Our Blessed Lady. It is because of her faith that we, with all...