Paul on Paul

During COVID-19 restrictions, in order to keep Mass as safe as possible, the Bishop’s Conference has decided that the 2nd Reading should be omitted in order to reduce the length of the Mass.

The 2nd Reading is usually an Epistle (which means Letter) and is almost always on of St. Paul’s letters. These are important because the give us an insight into the early church – and we can see that the early Christians faced many of the same problems and questions that we, as 21st Century Catholics do.

So we can continue to draw on the wisdom of each Sunday’s 2nd Reading, our parish catechist, Paul, will be sharing short reflections on St. Paul each week to help us consider these more deeply.

The Holy Spirit has been given to us as a gift, yet few of us choose to use it.

Paul on Paul – 16th January 2022

1 Corinthians 12: 14-11
We all have different skills and talents – we all have different roles in our families, our lives, or work places and in the Church. But St. Paul shares with us that while these are all different – and we can’t all to everything – all these work together for a common goal – God.

Paul on Paul – 2nd January 2022

hesians 3:2-3A, 5-6
This Sunday invites us to think about gifts – be they from Wise Men or not. The 2nd Reading focuses on the Gift of Faith – whcih we recieve, yes, from people in our lives – but one that, ultimately, comes from God.

Deus Caritas Est – God is Love

Paul on Paul – 19th December 2021

Hebrews 10:5-10
This Sunday is the 4th and Final Sunday of Advent and the Church, through our readings from Scripture this week guide us to consider the greatest of all the Christian Virtues – Love. But it is not always easy and Lov – ture, proper love – always invovled sacrifices of the self in favour of the other person – and that includes Love of God, love of Family and Love of Neighbour.


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