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[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 2nd August

Sunday 2 August 2020Readings at MassFirst readingIsaiah 55:1-3 Come and eatThus says the Lord:Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty;though you have no money, come!Buy corn without money, and eat,and, at no cost, wine and milk.Why spend money on what is not bread,your wages on what fails to satisfy?Listen, listen to me, and[…..]

Readings at Mass: Sunday 26th of July

Sunday 26 July 2020Readings at Mass____________________ First reading1 Kings 3:5,7-12Solomon chooses the gift of wisdomThe Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, ‘Ask what you would like me to give you.’ Solomon replied, ‘O Lord my God, you have made your servant king in succession to David my father. But I am a[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 19th of July

Sunday 19 July 2020Readings at Mass ____________________ First readingWisdom 12:13,16-19You will grant repentance after sin There is no god, other than you, who cares for every thing,to whom you might have to prove that you never judged unjustly;Your justice has its source in strength,your sovereignty over all makes you lenient to all.You show your strength[…..]

READINGS AT MASS: SUNDAY 12TH OF JULY

First readingIsaiah 55:10-11The word that goes out from my mouth does not return to me empty Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the[…..]

Readings At Mass: Sunday 5th of July

First ReadingZechariah 9:9-10See now, your king comes humbly to you The Lord says this:Rejoice heart and soul, daughter of Zion!Shout with gladness, daughter of Jerusalem!See now, your king comes to you;he is victorious, he is triumphant,humble and riding on a donkey,on a colt, the foal of a donkey.He will banish chariots from Ephraimand horses from[…..]