Dear Brothers & Sisters, WELCOME BACK! The last time we met for a public Mass was 15th March. Much has happened since but now we are back in our parish building. During this time, I have kept in touch with some of you, but my list of contact was greatly impaired due to GDPR. Perhaps, […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, The Cardinal wrote to us last Friday saying : “The appropriate response to the threat of Coronavirus at this time was clearly laid out for us by the official statements yesterday. Two main points struck me: that the right measures are to be introduced at the right time and, secondly that […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, In light of the current situation regarding the coronavirus, the Diocese is taking advise from the Department of Health & Social Care, which is in charge of the common good of all of the citizens. We are still at Stage One, which means prevention. All of us are invited to use […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, “You are dust and to dust you shall return”. Many of us heard these words last Wednesday as ashes were put on our forehead. This reminder of our mortality had a stronger meaning for any of us who are connected with Bishop Challoner School. During the half term one of the […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, There are some hallmarks of being a Catholic, such as love for Our Lady, love for the Eucharist and also communion with the Pope. The Pope is the successor of Peter, the apostle to whom Jesus entrusted the governing of the Church through service. We are told that after Peter’s profession […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Lent will be on our doorstep in a couple of weeks. As announced in the newsletter for the past few weeks we will have a missionary Lenten project this year while supporting Empowering Vulnerable Children — Uganda. Since the beginning of January 2014 a great deal of hard work has been […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Today we celebrate the 40th day after Christmas. Traditionally this is the day the Church celebrates religious life. This parish wouldn’t exist if religious women had not come to work among us. These are the ones who have served in Bow in the past 150 years: 1. Religious of Jesus and […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, 2020 has been declared by the Bishops of England and Wales as the Year of the Bible. As you may know I am involved in a Diocesan initiative at Vaughan House (by Westminster Cathedral, see poster on the doors of the Church). A couple of weeks ago there were around 30 […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, From this Sunday, all the Churches come together in prayer asking God for the gift of unity. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed in the Northern hemisphere from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of the feast day of the conversion of St. Paul. […]

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Dear Brothers & Sisters, Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and thus the Christmas season comes to an end. Unlike our Baptism, Jesus’ was not one of forgiveness and conversion, he did not need it. Jesus, who appeared and was acclaimed as light of the world, is shown today […]

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