Category Archives: Church

It’s raining tears

Pentecost 4c – Sunday 16th June 2013 Luke 7: 36-50 “Do you see this woman? I came to your home; you provided no water for my feet, but she rained tears on my feet and dried them with her hair. … Continue reading

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A place of holy mystery

Pentecost 3c – Sunday 9th June 2013 Luke 7: 11-17 As Rolf Harris would say, “Can you guess what it is yet?” Top marks to all of you who said a coffin. Yes! Each one of these pictures is an … Continue reading

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Put that light out

Pentecost 2c – Sunday 2nd June 2013 Luke 7: 1-10 It was with great sadness that I read of the death of Bill Pertwee this past week. Bill Pertwee was best known for his portrayal of Warden Hodges in the … Continue reading

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How hard is it raining?

Pentecost 1c – Sunday 26th May 2013 – Trinity Sunday John 16: 12-15 Oldham has a reputation for inclement weather. Completely justified, I must add. In our house, in preparing to start the day, the shout usually goes up: “How … Continue reading

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A Triumphal Blog

Lent 6c – Sunday 24th March 2013 – Palm Sunday Luke 19: 28-40 Two years ago I had the idea of beginning a weekly blog which would try and focus my mind on the forthcoming lectionary readings in readiness for … Continue reading

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Honouring God’s presence

Lent 5c – Sunday 17th March 2013 – Passion Sunday John 12: 1-8 Jesus said, “Let her alone. She’s anticipating and honouring the day of my burial. You always have the poor with you. You don’t always have me.” Do … Continue reading

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A doubtful reputation

Lent 4c – Sunday 10th March 2013 Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32 The credibility and moral authority of the Catholic Church in Scotland has been damaged, according to the man who has replaced Cardinal Keith O’Brien. Archbishop Philip Tartaglia took over … Continue reading

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