Sunday 11 scripture

Sunday 11 scripture

Looking at the mustard seeds I have in my spice rack, the thought of one of these becoming almost like a tree seems quite preposterous. I always imagined a barren wasteland and suddenly a mustard tree in its centre.

Trinity Sunday scripture

Trinity Sunday scripture

The Gospel in today’s Mass is the very last paragraph of Matthew’s gospel and the episode takes place on a mountain.  Biblical mountains are special places of revelation of God – the episode at the burning bush (Ex 3:1), the giving of the ten commandments on...
Psalm texts released

Psalm texts released

The Liturgy Office of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has released psalm texts from the new Lectionary Volume 1 (Sundays and major feast days). The new Lectionary uses the Abbey Psalms (2020), a revision of the Grail Psalms (1963) already...
New lectionary news

New lectionary news

The Catholic Truth Society (CTS), which has been commissioned by the bishops’ conferences of England & Wales and Scotland to produce the new lectionary due to come into use on the first Sunday of Advent this year, has announced what the new liturgical books will...
Learning to compose

Learning to compose

An interactive melody writing workshop, led by Alan Smith, for relatively inexperienced liturgical composers who would like help with song writing.  Saturday 11 May at 2pm online.  We will work through the process of setting words to music.  Future sessions will...
Easter 6 scripture

Easter 6 scripture

The first reading from Acts in today’s Mass is part of a discussion about whether or not Gentiles (or ‘pagans’ as translated in the lectionary) could be included in the new Christian community that was emerging …