3rd Sunday in Ordinary time, 22 Jan 2017

From the Dean’s desk

There is hardly a commodity which we buy that does not come with some form of guarantee. From products that allow us to control our weight through to materials that can easily make our way of living more enjoyable and attractive. Whenever we buy any food products we look at the nutritional guarantees that each product advertises, in order for us to receive the right amount of healthy ingredients.

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2nd Sunday in Ordinary time, 15 Jan 2017

From the Dean's desk

Dear Friends,

With this Sunday’s liturgy we begin the Ordinary cycle of the Church’s year. It is a time when we can reflect on the reality of the Kingdom of God as shown to us through the life and ministry of Jesus. It is a time when we too can contemplate our part in the revelation of the Kingdom in our world.

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Epiphany of the Lord, 8 Jan 2017

From the Dean's desk

Dear Friends,

Our reaction or response to any news that is given can vary according to the recipient.  We can either be gladdened by the news and its contents or its contents may unsettle us, especially if it bad news. Or we can be indifferent to its contents altogether.

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Mary, Mother of God

From the Dean's desk

Dear Friends,

As we come to the end of the Christmas octave, one would expect that the liturgical focus to still be on the Christ Child.  The Church, however, has us focusing rather on the person of Mary, the Mother of God. There is wisdom in this celebration and change of focus.

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Christmas Day

From the Dean's desk

Dear Friends,

I would like to present to you two extracts which can allow us to focus on the centrality of Christ this Christmas.  The first is from St Bonaventure’s (d.1274) Life of St Francis of Assisi. It is a well-known fact that Francis was the one who initiated this great symbol of the Christmas season.  An extract from Bonaventure’s book can give us in insight into Francis’ thinking in creating the Christmas crib:

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