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Along the Track: "Palm Sunday"

30 March 2021

“The significance of Palm Sunday is often forgotten. It is all about fear. Jesus of Nazareth, this itinerant preacher from nowhere arrived at the gates of Jerusalem in a parody of imperial pomp. Instead of a stallion, he rode up on a borrowed donkey. In place of an army, he had a bunch of people throwing down their cloaks and palm branches as if he was someone important. And he was. …”

Along the Track: "The Spring of Hope"

16 March 2021

“Thus begins one of Dickens’ most enduring novels, the Tale of two Cities. It is not a bad description of our own times. We are faced with huge challenges, deep divisions among people and a full out assault on truth. Despite those challenges, these times can be filled with opportunity, hope, ingenuity, imagination, courage and daring because they call on us to think differently, to live differently and come together in new ways. …”

Along the Track: "Like Children Part 2"

2 March 2021

"In 1945 TS Eliot wrote: ‘the trouble of the modern age is not merely the inability to believe certain things about God which our forefathers believed, but the inability to feel towards God as they did.”  In my post war early years, we lived not only with the aftermath of that dreadful conflict but with the fear of the communist hoards that were supposed to engulf us. In this atmosphere, the God of fear reigned. Visiting missionaries preached about hellfire and judgement. We worried a lot about sin, "about religious obligations, missing Mass and what God might do. ..."

Harvest Mass

Harvest Mass

Thank you to those who attended our Harvest Mass on Saturday evening, and for generously donating food to St Vincent de Paul Society.

Read more to see some photos from the Harvest Mass.

Along the Track: "Like Children"

16th February 2021

“It is a wonderful experience to live with small children. … They are easily amazed, they see the forgotten, the overlooked as well as the spectacular in the very ordinary. They love a story, and their imagination is a well-honed skill. We miss out on a lot in our scepticism, our need for proof, our desire to account for or explain everything instead of just rejoicing in the awe and wonder of the world around us everyday. Children don’t have that problem. …”


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