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End of an era

After serving for over 6 years as our PArish Priest, the time has come for us to say farewell to Fr Kevin.  He celebrated his last Masses here at the weekend of the 29th/30th August 2015, and we wish him … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon. Under the care of his pious parents he was sent at an early age to … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Helen, patron of Bonnybridge

Saint Helena was the mother of Constantine the Great, born about the middle of the third century, possibly in Drepanum (later known as Helenopolis) on the Nicomedian Gulf; died about 330. She was of humble parentage; St. Ambrose, in his … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Maximilian Maria Kolbe

Maximilian was born in 1894 in Poland and became a Franciscan. He contracted tuberculosis and, though he recovered, he remained frail all his life. Before his ordination as a priest, Maximilian founded the Immaculata Movement devoted to Our Lady. After … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Clare of Assisi

Clare was a beautiful Italian noblewoman who became the Foundress of an order of nuns now called “Poor Clares.” When she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach, her heart burned with a great desire to imitate Francis and to live … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St Dominic

St. Dominic (1170-1221). Son of Felix Guzman and Bl. Joan of Aza, he was born at Calaruega, Spain, studied at the Univ. at Palencia, was probably ordained there while pursuing his studies and was appointed canon at Osma in 1199. … Continue reading

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Today’s Feast – St John Marie Vianney

St. John Vianney, Priest (Patron of priests) Feast day – August 4 Universally known as the “Cure of Ars),”St. John Mary Vianney was ordained a priest in 1815. Three years later he was made parish priest of Ars, a remote … Continue reading

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