Readings At Mass: Sunday 27th September

Sunday 27 September 2020Readings at Mass____________________ First readingEzekiel 18:25-28 ·When the sinner renounces sin, he shall certainly live The word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘You object, “What the Lord does is unjust.” Listen, you House of Israel: is what I do unjust? Is it not what you do that is unjust? […]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 20th September 2020

Sunday 20 September 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingIsaiah 55:6-9 ·My thoughts are not your thoughtsSeek the Lord while he is still to be found,call to him while he is still near.Let the wicked man abandon his way,the evil man his thoughts.Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him,to our God who is[…..]

Holy Land Collection

This weekend in Churches all around the world, we will collect on behalf of the Holy Land Commissariat. You can give via the envelopes in St Thomas, or online through our bank account or via the Holy Land website hosted by the Franciscan Friars in America (please note online donations via the website will be[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 13th September 2020

Sunday 13 September 2020Readings at Mass ____________________First readingEcclesiasticus 27:33-28:9Forgive your neighbour the hurt he does you; and when you pray, your sins will be forgivenResentment and anger, these are foul things,and both are found with the sinner.He who exacts vengeance will experience the vengeance of the Lord,who keeps strict account of sin.Forgive your neighbour the[…..]

READINGS AT MASS: SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER

Sunday 6 September 2020Readings at Mass____________________First readingEzekiel 33:7-9If you do not speak to the wicked man, I will hold you responsible for his deathThe word of the Lord was addressed to me as follows: ‘Son of man, I have appointed you as sentry to the House of Israel. When you hear a word from my[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 30th August

Sunday 30 August 2020Readings at Mass ____________________ First readingJeremiah 20:7-9 ·The word of the Lord has meant insult for me You have seduced me, Lord, and I have let myself be seduced;you have overpowered me: you were the stronger.I am a daily laughing-stock,everybody’s butt.Each time I speak the word, I have to howland proclaim: ‘Violence and[…..]

Readings At Mass: 23rd August 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020Readings at Mass First readingIsaiah 22:19-23I place the key of the House of David on my servant’s shoulder Thus says the Lord of Hosts to Shebna, the master of the palace:I dismiss you from your office,I remove you from your post,and the same day I call on my servantEliakim son of Hilkiah.I[…..]

READINGS AT MASS: SUNDAY 16TH OF AUGUST

First readingIsaiah 56:1,6-7I will bring foreigners to my holy mountain Thus says the Lord: Have a care for justice, act with integrity, for soon my salvation will come and my integrity be manifest.Foreigners who have attached themselves to the Lord to serve him and to love his name and be his servants – all who observe[…..]

Father Julio Aco Retires

Father Julio, the Priest who leads the Portuguese Chaplaincy has retired on the 9th of August. As a result of his retirement, there will be no further Portuguese Masses at St Thomas. The Portuguese community are a much-loved part of our Parish and part of the fabric of our community and we hope they will[…..]

Readings at Mass: Sunday 9th of August

Sunday 9 August 2020Readings at Mass First reading1 Kings 19:9,11-13The Lord was not in the wind, or the earthquake, or the fireWhen Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he went into the cave and spent the night in it. Then he was told, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ Then[…..]