15th Sunday of the Year (B)

Saint Joseph’s, Pickering 12th July 2009 Isn’t it amazing how when things go badly we immediately turn to God and pray for all we are worth. We can sail through life, just getting on with the ordinary day to day things, not giving too much thought to God’s...

The Postgate Rally 2009

Egton Bridge 5 July 2009 As we remember and commemorate Blessed Nicholas Postgate and the Martyrs of England and Wales, I can say that my life has been surrounded by, associated with and inspired by the Martyrs of England and Wales. Our diocese of Middlesbrough has...

Feast of SS Peter and Paul

for XT3 180 seconds June 2009 You can’t give what you haven’t got. It is a simple truth that most of us live by. If we don’t have the faith we can’t pass it on. Jesus asks a simple straightforward question in the gospel, “Who do people say the Son of Man...

Blessing of the Cemetery

at Stanbrook Abbey, Crief Farm, Wass 25 June 2009 Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free. You are the Saviour of the world We are called to be part of God’s priestly, prophetic and royal people. We know that; we take it for granted. It should...

Diaconate Ordination

of Marc Lyden-Smith, John Moriarty, and Séan O’Brien Ushaw College – 19 June 2009 For years now, you have been wondering if you had a vocation. Sometimes certain; other times, not so sure, you continued to listen, to pray, to discern, to test yourself and...