Pastoral Letter for the Feast of the Holy Family 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, In our gospel we have three generations of people represented.  First of all there are the newly-weds, Mary and Joseph and their pride and joy, Jesus, their first born; a young couple and their baby.  They are eager to do everything right,...

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Bishop Terry’s Pastoral Letter for Advent 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers, It is only when we are awakened to the danger of a particular situation that we begin to react.  Recently I was part of a conversation about things that happen when the plane is landing.  A friend was on board an aircraft as it was landing...

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Bishop’s Letter for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When we are given some good news, it is hard to keep it a secret.  You have just found out that you have got the job you have been seeking for a long time; you have just been unexpectedly promoted; the exam that you thought you had flunked...

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Bishop’s Pastoral Letter for the 1st Sunday of Lent 2017

Dear Sisters and Brothers, At this time of the year we often talk in terms of beginning our Lenten Journey.  It is good to make a simple point that by beginning a journey we hope that when we finish it we are in a different place or at least in a different state...

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