Fr. Aidan Peter Writes

Check here weekly for meditations and commentary from Fr Aidan Peter.

Week Of October 15th

Posted October 15, 2017

I just want to shout out a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped prepare, organize, run and clear up the Fall Family Festival.It was an amazing event with many people attending and raising needed funds for the running of the ministries in the parish. God bless

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Week Of October 8th

Posted October 6, 2017

 As we celebrate our Fall Festival we do so subdued by yet again more dreadful killing and maiming of innocent people last weekend in Las Vegas. I want to share some thoughts with you and how shaken I have been as an Englishman in your midst in

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Week Of October 1st

Posted September 29, 2017

BLESSING OF ANIMALS Next Wednesday 4th October is the Feast of St Francis and by popular request we will have a blessing of pets / animals after the Elementary School Mass at 11.30. As with any gathering of our furry friends chaos can ensue. So …if you

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Week Of September 24th

Posted September 22, 2017

My message this week is by way of being an announcement. It is with mixed emotions that I inform you of the resignation of Kelly McLoughlin our DRE who is taking up an appointment to be the new Coordinator of Youth Services for Santa Barbara Region of

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Week Of September 17th

Posted September 16, 2017

October brings for us two events that really need our support. The Parish Fall Festival on Sunday 8th is a very joyful and happy event for all of us to enjoy and support. The organization committee is working very hard to make the event a success, but

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Week Of September 10th

Posted September 9, 2017

I want to thank you all for your wonderful financial response to the plight of those suffering from the Hurricane Harvey disaster. I assure you that your money will be getting to where it is needed quickly and directly via Catholic Agencies. If you were not able

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Week Of September 3rd

Posted September 1, 2017

I want to say a little about the importance of music in our worship. Firstly, the Church teaches us that Music is integral to the Mass, not an added extra that seems for some to get in the way. The Liturgy in the Western Church is essentially

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Week Of August 27th

Posted August 25, 2017

It was wonderful to witness one of creation’s great displays, the eclipse last week. I managed to get quite a good photo of it through the clouds from the back door of the rectory. In the past, this type of natural event would be considered a sign

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Week Of August 20th

Posted August 18, 2017

 These past few weeks we have been following gospel texts about the Kingdom of God and then two great theophany moments, when God’s glory is revealed up the mountain (the Transfiguration) and on the sea (Jesus walking on water). This weekend we have a contrast moment when

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Week Of August 13th

Posted August 12, 2017

This weekend at the 9.30 Mass we will welcome five people who have been enquiring about joining the Catholic Church and now want to proceed and join us. So this weekend we will celebrate the Rite of Wel- come. For me, and I hope for you also,

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