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Hearing The Language Of God By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Hearing The Language Of God By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
PENTECOST is one of the most important days of the year for Christians, although we tend to make less fuss of it. It is as important as Easter or Christmas – in fact it is the day on which we celebrate the blessings of Christmas and Easter coming to us in our own lives, the day when the promises of Jesus were fulfilled.Even after seeing Jesus risen...
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A Reflection For The Feast Of Pentecost By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

A Reflection For The Feast Of Pentecost                                      By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the Feast of Pentecost -the birthday of the Church.In the 1950's I read a wonderful encyclical on the Holy Spirit, written by Pope Leo XIII.When I suggested it should be published, to my surprise and horror, I was told there was no demand for a pamphlet on the Holy Spirit!Thank God that has all changed.The Holy...
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The Divine Nutcracker - A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday By: Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

The Divine Nutcracker - A Reflection for Pentecost Sunday        
By: Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
​Ever since Easter Sunday the Church in its Liturgy has been listening to the Apostles and St. Paul proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus…as it were, IN A NUTSHELL – the absolute essentials.We've been made aware of vast crowds becoming instant and fervent believers.Some had never heard of Jesus before.Others had been among those who had ...
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The Strange Story Of Jesus' Ascension: A Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

The Strange Story Of Jesus' Ascension: A Reflection              
By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​THE STRANGE STORY OF JESUS' ASCENSION I was trying to describe to some children how Jesus ascended into heaven, when one of them asked me, "Was it a long journey, Father? How fast was Jesus going?" The question may sound a bit silly, but it certainly made me give more thought to what the Ascension of Jesus into heaven really signifies. Obviously h...
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Reflection On The Ascension Of Our Lord By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P

Reflection On The Ascension Of Our Lord                                                                By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ.This feast marks the conclusion of Christ's visible presence among us, the climax of His work of salvation.It means much more than Christ disappearing into the clouds 40 days after His resurrection.That is but a symbol of His ascent to glory with His Heavenly ...
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If You Love Me You Will Keep My Commandments (Jn. 14. 15): A Reflection On The Gospel For 6th Sunday Of Easter By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

If You Love Me You Will Keep My Commandments                        (Jn. 14. 15): A Reflection On The Gospel For 6th Sunday Of Easter  By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke.Today I'm going to reflect on the beginning of the Gospel for the 6th Sunday of Easter."If you love me you will keep my commandments,' (Jn. 14. 15).That's a constant theme in Christ's final discourse before His Passion.John, in his 1st Letter is very blunt.He tells us that anyone who claims to love God without kee...
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A Mother's Day Reflection By Fr. Vibert Stephens

A Mother's Day Reflection By Fr. Vibert Stephens
​Mothers are gifts from God, worthy to be uplifted and praised. Every mother has been given Divine Grace to conceive, to participate in the bringing forth of life, to nurture, to encourage growth and development and to foster interdependence. Most significantly, mothers have been called to raise their children to worship the Lord together, first at...
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Reflection On The First Reading (Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7) By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Reflection On The First Reading (Acts of the Apostles 6:1-7)                               By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on 5th Sunday of Easter.Instead of reflecting on today's Gospel I'm going to share my thoughts on the first Reading, (Acts of the Apostles 6. 1-7).This brought home to me the dangers of idealisingthe past -what we think were the 'Good Old Days.' We think they were better than modern times. But our perceptions can ...
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The Good Shepherd: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

The Good Shepherd: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel                                                     By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on Good Shepherd Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Easter.In Chapter 9 of St. John's Gospel we read that Jesus had angered some Jewish religious leaders by giving sight to a blind man on the Sabbath. He condemned their wilful blindness in failing to see that by giving sight to the blind man He was fulfilling one of the Me...
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The Lord Accompanies Us As We Journey Through Life: A Reflection on The Sunday Gospel, Lk. 24. 13-35 By Fr. Isadore Clarke, O.P.

The Lord Accompanies Us As We Journey Through Life: A Reflection on The Sunday Gospel,  Lk. 24. 13-35                                                                            By Fr. Isadore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on 3rd Sunday of Easter.I'm going to reflect on today's Gospel, (Lk. 24. 13-35).This is about the risen Lord meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus.St. Luke wrote a two volume work, the first being the Gospel itself, which describes the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Himself.In his second volume Luke s...
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DIOCESAN ACCOUNTANT

DIOCESAN ACCOUNTANT
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgetown invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of DIOCESAN ACCOUNTANT. The Diocesan Accountant ('the Accountant') will report to the Diocesan Finance Officer, and has a dotted line of responsibility to the Bishop. The Accountant is required to work closely with key stakeholders including the...
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A Reflection On The 2nd Sunday In Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday By Fr Isidore Clarke, O.P.

A Reflection On The 2nd Sunday In Easter - Divine Mercy Sunday                                                                                 By Fr Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on the 2nd Sunday of Easter, which is known as 'Divine Mercy Sunday.'"Peace be with you!"That was the risen Lord's greeting when He first appeared to His followers.They certainly needed that reassurance.His brutal crucifixion had dashed all the hopes they had placed in Him.As His followers, they were in danger of ...
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Thomas, Give Me Your Hand: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

Thomas, Give Me Your Hand: A Reflection On The Sunday Gospel                                                    By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​THOMAS, GIVE ME YOUR HANDSometimes when tragedy strikes, we can be so bitter and angry – even though it is not our real self speaking. Something else seems to take over. That even happened to a number of the saints, including Jesus' own apostles. Thomas was absolutely heartbroken and couldn't believe it when Jesus was killed. Because of the episod...
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Hope: An Easter Magazine Special

Hope: An Easter Magazine Special
Enter your custom HTML codes in this section ...Easter is a time of hope – a time of looking to the future and hoping for something better, for new beginnings, for healing, for miracles and for courage – courage to go on and live our lives in such a way that we can accept the salvation offered to us all by the death and resurrection of our Lord Jes...
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An Easter Message From The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Bridgetown The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon

An Easter Message From The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Bridgetown                                  The Most Rev. Dr. Charles Jason Gordon
​Dear Brothers and Sisters,Easter is about Hope! Death that gives way to life! Despair that gives way to new Joy! This is not always recognized, as the two men on the way to Emmaus realized (Lk 24:13-35). "Their eyes were opened in the breaking of the bread." They were still in despair, recounting all the terrible things that happened, although the...
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An Easter Reflection On Christian Hope By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.

An Easter Reflection On Christian Hope                                                      
By Fr. Michael Barrow, S.J.
​The earliest Christians, experiencing the resurrected Jesus, spontaneously cried out: "Jesus is Lord!" That does, in fact, say it all. When we affirm that Jesus has been raised from the dead and is Lord of this world we are saying that God is ultimately still in charge of the universe, even when it certainly doesn't look like it.From our own exper...
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Light Of Christ: A Reflection On The Paschal -Easter -Vigil By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O. P.

Light Of Christ: A Reflection On The Paschal -Easter -Vigil                                                                                                        By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O. P.
What drama the Paschal -Easter -Vigil! On Good Friday, we, with the Crucified Christ, were plunged into the darkness of death. On Holy Saturday we remained grieving for Jesus and for our deceased loved ones.Then, at dusk, the liturgy of the Paschal Vigil begins. Outside the church a fire is lit, signifying the spark of new life. The Paschal Candle ...
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Good Friday: A Reflection By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.

Good Friday: A Reflection  By Fr. Peter Clarke, O.P.
"FOR THE SAKE OF THE JOY WHICH LAY AHEAD OF HIM, HE ENDURED THE CROSS," (Hebr. 12.5)What a ghastly day, what a terrible day - the day on which Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Son of Mary, died on Calvary!And yet we name this, 'Good Friday!' – but not because we see it as being pleasant, enjoyable. For us this day is the most sacred of all days! ...
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Palm Sunday: A Reflection By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.

Palm Sunday: A Reflection By Fr. Isidore Clarke, O.P.
​Greetings from Fr. Isidore Clarke on Palm or Passion Sunday -the beginning of the most sacred week of the year – Holy Week, during which the Church commemorates the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, through which He saved the world from the power of sin and death. Starting today, the Holy Week services should help us to enter ever m...
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The Turning Point: A Palm Sunday Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, S. J.

The Turning Point: A Palm Sunday Reflection By Fr. Michael Barrow, S. J.
I've been trying to work out what the mood of Palm Sunday should be. When we arrive at church we wave palm-branches and flowers and cheer for Christ with a sense of triumph and celebration - and then the next minute we are reading the terrible account of his being tortured to death. There are two distinct parts to the life of Jesus as it is written...
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