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Fr. Keith’s homily for 13 August

One of the best ways of praying, for people who have a vivid imagination, is to take a scene from the Gospels like the one we have just heard of Jesus walking on the water, and to picture ourselves there and see what happens and what we can learn from it. We might, for example, […]

Fr. Keith’s Homily for Sunday 6 August

Earlier this year I gave three talks to mark the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, under the title of “Visions of heaven and hell”. We looked at some of the reported apparitions of Our Lady and of Jesus over the last several hundred years, and the series attracted great interest. It […]

Fr. Keith’s homily for Sunday 9 July

Fr. Cantalamessa, who for many years was the preacher to the Pope and his household,  tells an amusing story from his childhood when after Sunday Mass people from the village would walk home with each other, and on reaching someone’s home it was customary for the person to invite others in to have lunch. But […]

Fr. Keith’s Homily for Sunday 2 July

One of the most wonderful stories to emerge from the Second World War was that of Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychologist who was imprisoned in a concentration camp for several years. In the midst of the unbelievable oppression the prisoners suffered, which led many of them to mental breakdown, suicide or death from sheer exhaustion, […]

Fr. Keith’s homily for Pentecost Sunday

As we come up to the General Election this week we have once more got used to the amus-ing spectacle of politicians being asked searching questions by journalists and very often giving answers to a completely different question, the one they would have preferred to be asked, as it gives them the opportunity to stress […]

Fr. Keith’s homily for Divine Mercy Sunday

When St. Faustina first saw the picture of Jesus which he had commanded her to have painted, she burst into tears complaining that it was nothing like as beautiful as the vision of Jesus she had seen when he spoke to her. Jesus himself had to reassure her that it was not the artistic beauty […]

Fr. Keith’s homilies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Easter “In another world it may be different, but in this world, to live is to change and to be perfect is to have changed often.” These famous words of Cardinal Newman seem especially relevant to this time of year. Not only is the world of nature changing around us almost every day, waking up […]

Fr. Keith’s homily for Palm Sunday

In the Narnia stories by C.S. Lewis, brought to the cinema as ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,’ when the children are told that the ruler of Narnia is a lion, Aslan, they are un-derstandably rather alarmed. “Is he safe? Has he been tamed?” they ask. “No, he is wild and dangerous,” is the […]

Fr. Keith’s Homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

When Jesus feeds the 5000 people with five loaves and two pieces of fish there is a sequel we are told about which is at the same time amusing, sad and instructive. The people who have been fed try to force him to become their king, because they see in him a source of free […]

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

A sheet is available at the back of Church for you to take away with these details. Please remember there is no Mass on Easter Sunday evening. There is a Penitential Service on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week and extra Confession times. The Easter Vigil is a little later this year. Sunday 9 April […]

Fr. Keith’s Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

Human beings seem to have an inbuilt attraction for secrets. We love to keep secrets and then reveal them to those we love, and we like the idea that there is something only we and a few chosen others know, but which most people haven’t got a clue about. Some people take this to an […]

Videos of Fr. Keith’s Talks on Apparitions

To view these videos, click on the links below Third Talk: First Part: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVlPnt3hih8 Second Part: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEwaKaHd1sk Previous talks: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLq_6HaZxooWenUbHpC5URFchq8HUKxeAt

Fr. Keith’s homily for the Third Sunday of Lent

One of the founders of psychotherapy Carl Jung, was once asked to see a young woman of Jewish origin who was suffering from severe neurotic symptoms. Sh had been to see several psychiatrists but none was able to help her. Jung began by asking her about her family background and early life and could find […]

Fr. Keith’s homily for the Second Sunday of Lent

C.S. Lewis once said that if we could for a moment see our neighbour as they will be after their death, we would either fall down in awe before them, as they would be a glorified be-ing in heaven, or shrink with horror from one consigned to hell. Lewis was, of course, a master of […]

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