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Monday of the First Week of Lent

Monday, February 18, 2013
Matthew 21:31-46 Read more

First Sunday of Lent – We called on the Lord

Sunday, February 17, 2013
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Saturday after Ash Wednesday - Lenten Sabbath

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 58:9-14; Psalm 85 (86); Luke 5:27-32 Read more

Friday after Ash Wednesday

Friday, February 15, 2013
Readings: Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 50; Matthew 9: 14-15 Read more

14th February - SS Cyril and Methodius

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Ash Wednesday 2013 - Walking with Christ

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Readings: Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 50 (51); 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Read more

Lenten Retreat 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI's abdication

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The sudden abdication of Pope Benedict XVI yesterday, to come into effect on 28 February at 7pm GMT, was greeted with sadness by many Catholics around the world. Shock and sadness were predominant themes on the social media. Although the Pope has not died, thank God, our response to the news – and that of the media – quite naturally thinks of the Holy Father's departure in such terms. The Church is, as it were, 'losing' a great and holy leader. The Pope's bold announcement was another great sign of his deeply humble and loving service in the vineyard of the Lord. And that is why we will miss him. Read more

Suggestions for Lenten Reading

Monday, February 11, 2013
The Godzdogz team have put together a few suggestions for books to read during Lent: Read more

Does God Exist?

Thursday, February 07, 2013
This Tuesday saw the first of six talks in a series entitled "God Matters? Questioning God, Questioning Faith" being held at Blackfriars, Oxford as part of the Year of Faith, and aimed at people who have questions about religious belief, as well as Christians looking for ways to explain their faith to non-Christian friends and colleagues. Read more
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