“If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love,” so says Jesus in today’s Gospel. This sounds a bit odd at first glance. It is like a parent saying, “If you do what I tell you only then will I love you.” Continue reading
The Gospel this Fifth Sunday of Easter uses the symbol of the vine and the branches to describe the intimate union between Christ and the believer. Simply put, to be a Christian is to live united with God in Christ, expressed in our love for God and others. Continue reading
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday, it is a day on which we pray for the Bishops, Priests and Deacons in the Church and on which we pray especially for more vocations. In particular it is important to pray for those discerning where God is calling them in life that he gives them the insight and courage that they need to make the right decision. Continue reading
Once there were two monks who sat together, reading out of a very old book. The book said that at the end of the world there would be one place where heaven and earth would meet and the kingdom of God would begin. So the two monks decided to go in search of that place and not come back until they had found it. Continue reading
The painting above by Fra Angelico is entitled ‘Noli Me Tangere’ which means ‘Do not touch me.’ These are the words the Risen Christ spoke to Mary Magdalene when, after at first mistaking him for a gardener, she suddenly recognised him. Continue reading
Our Confirmation candidates were wonderful on Sunday. Many turned up at 8 a.m. to set up for a coffee morning – noble indeed on the day the clocks went forward and they lost a Sunday morning lie-in. They brought a staggering range of cakes and biscuits. With great good humour, they did all that was asked of them, and more, preparing tables, sorting goods, making and serving drinks, washing crockery and generally making sure all who attended enjoyed their hospitality. Continue reading
Tom Kinsella receieves the Benemerenti medal from Bishop John Arnold on Sunday 25th March for his long years of service to St Joseph’s Church, Wealdstone.
The Parish Council met together with other interested members of the parish to discuss the question of the organ on Wednesday 21st March. Brother Paul Harris presented a paper which gave an in-depth explanation of the problems with the existing organ and outlining the options before us. Continue reading
On Sunday 25th March at 11.00 mass Bishop John Arnold will present Tom Kinsela with the Benemerenti Medal in acknowledgement of his long and exemplary service to the parish. Currently Tom is chair of the parish council.
At Masses this weekend, we receive a Letter from Archbishops Vincent Nichols and Peter Smith on behalf of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. It is a statement of our Catholic faith about marriage and issued in the light of the forthcoming consultation by the Government on changing the legal definition of marriage. Continue reading