A Word of Thanks

A Word of Thanks

We have all been through the mill over the last few months, one way or another, and I think this builds up appreciation of other people in our lives. There are always those in parish life who are involved without drawing attention to themselves, but I just wish to...
Services Streamed Live

Services Streamed Live

The services and Masses from Saint Charles Church are broadcast live everyday online. This has become a useful addition to the ministries we offer. They stream live on Facebook. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch them (but it does make it easier to use.)...
Churches Opening – Can you help?

Churches Opening – Can you help?

  As you will have no doubt heard, the government have lifted the restrictions on churches opening for private prayer. This is good news. However it does come with a whole heap of stipulations in regard to – obviously – opening safely. We have...
Eagle’s Zeal

Eagle’s Zeal

  There is a saying, ‘If you want to become a saint, spend time with other saints.’ There is also another saying, ‘You are the sum of the five people you spend most time with’. There is a logic in both of these statements. Inevitably we...
The Matthias subplot

The Matthias subplot

As a sort of epilogue to the reflection on the choosing of Matthias as one of the Twelve it is perhaps useful to ponder him a little further….. We know from scripture that Matthias was journeying around with the disciples from the first days of the Lord’s...
Feast of Saint Matthias

Feast of Saint Matthias

When we read the first reading for this feast day, we hear the account of the selection of Matthias to replace Judas Iscariot. The group of apostles draw lots to discover who the Lord wishes to replace ‘the betrayer’ who had abandoned his post to ‘go...