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Gospel of the Day:

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people: "Hear another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them, thinking, 'They will respect my son.'
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.'
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?"
They answered Him, "He will put those wretched men to a wretched death and lease his vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at the proper times."
Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the scriptures: 'The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes'?
Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit."

Fratelli tutti - Pope Francis' Encyclical letter October 2020

Fraternity and social friendship are the ways the Pontiff indicates to build a better, more just and peaceful world, with the contribution of all: people and institutions. With an emphatic confirmation of a ‘no’ to war and to globalized indifference.

Click here to read the letter in full.

Caring for our planet

An interesting picture, shared by the Diocese of Clifton Justice & Peace Commission, showing the rate of trees per person in various countries...
In the week that David Attenborough joined Instagram to further encourage the world to do more for our planet, especially adopting the process of 'rewilding' our world, do we know of any tree planting initiatives in our area? Could we plant a tree to further raise the UK's number?


Stress in Your Marriage? – This has been a very difficult year for many couples. RETROUVAILLE is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it.  This programme has helped 6,000 couples who were experiencing difficulties in their marriage in the past year alone. There is no group therapy or group work. For confidential information about Retrouvaille or to register for the next programme commencing with a Virtual weekend on 12th -15th Nov 2020, call or text 0788 7296983 or 0797 3380443 - or email or visit


The Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) was the Order that supported Fr Frank through his Priestly training and who he later became a Missionary Priest with, in Brazil.

The OMI post morning prayer and reflections each day on their Facebook page and website - why not look them up to see their reflections and news.

Lost property...?

Have you lost a brooch? We have found one left behind in church - contact us if it is yours...

Apart, yet together. #ChurchAtHome

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