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Daily Gospel Reflection 27 January 2021 - The Deepest Desire of Your Heart “Those sown among thorns are another sort. They are the people who hear the word, but worldly anxiety, the lure of riches, and the craving for other things intrude and choke the word, and it bears no fruit.” Mark 4:20 This description from the Parable of the Sower seems to […]
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 26 January 2021 - A Prayer for Holocaust Memorial Day  Loving God, we come to you with heavy hearts, remembering the six million Jewish souls murdered during the Holocaust. In the horrors of that history, when so many groups were targeted because of their identity, and in genocides which followed, we recognise destructive prejudices that drive people apart. Forgive […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 26 January 2021 - Doing the Will of God “Here are my mother and my brothers.  For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”  Mark 3:34–35 Jesus said many things that caused people to pause and think. Today’s Gospel passage is one of those times. Just prior to the passage quoted above, Jesus was […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 25 January 2021 - Becoming an Evangelist “Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me, Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came, that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 9:17 Saint Paul (who in Hebrew was known as Saul of Tarsus) was a devout Jewish Pharisee who […]
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Daily Gospel Reflection 22 January 2021 - Confronting Evil with the Gospel He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. Mark 3:14–15 The Twelve Apostles were first called by Jesus and then sent to preach with authority. The authority they […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 22 January 2021 - Grieved at the Hardness of Heart Then he said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 21 January 2021 - Single-Minded Devotion He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him. He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases were pressing upon him to touch him. Mark 3:9–10 It’s fascinating to ponder the enthusiasm that so many people […]
Prayer Request’s 20 January 2021 - Dear students, staff, families and the wider community of St Edmund’s, I hope that you are all well. In these unprecedented times we need prayer more than ever. As we can not be together to share our worries, joys, hopes or concerns, we have set up an email address in order for you to send […]
Daily Gospel Reflection 19 January 2021 - Keeping Holy The Sabbath As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” Mark 2:23–24 The Pharisees were greatly concerned about […]
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