Formation

Information on our Parish faith journey

Hope In The Future

Hope in the Future is an invitation to every parish in the Diocese to recognise and develop their missionary identity and their call to evangelise.

Community

We have many active groups in the Parish with interests and activities for all ages

Join In

There are many ways to get involved - from joining together at Mass to assisting with the running of the Parish and joining in our activity groups

Mass Times & Services

Masses / Services

St Luke’s

Ss Peter & Paul’s

Sundays

Sat vigil 6.30pm,

Sun 9.30am

 

Sun 8.00am and 11.00am

For weekday masses and services, please see the newsletter which can be downloaded below.

Welcome to Our Lady of Hope

It may seem strange, but this is a Christmas Feast. Not if we think of Christmas only in terms of the Baby in Bethlehem, but if we have followed the ideas of the Feasts of Holy Family and especially Epiphany, and have seen the Season in terms of the growing manifestation or appearing of the Son of God: first to the shepherds and then to the wise men from the East. Now in the River Jordan, Jesus, Son of Mary, is revealed to all as the fullness of all God’s promises: “This is my Son, the Beloved”. On this day we stand before the revelation of God’s love for us, such that he would send his only Son into the world. Christmas without the Baptism of the Lord, and the words that are spoken from heaven, would be incomplete, since it is only in them that we fully see the wonder of what happened in Bethlehem, that we fully understand the reason for the joy with which we celebrated Christmas Day. As we come to the end of Christmas today, and look forward to hearing the Gospel in Ordinary Time, we do so having been shown who it is we listen to: the only Son of God, the Beloved.

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters: You are my chosen one: Today, Isaiah and Matthew talk of Jesus being ‘the Chosen One’ and ‘the Beloved’. So often, we are aware of the times when our partner annoys us. We need to develop a sensitivity so that, when we are tempted to be critical, we remember that this is my ‘chosen one’ and look for ways to affirm our partner, our ‘beloved’.

The God Who Speaks

Scripture is at the centre of everything the Church does. The word of God shapes our prayer and worship. The Bible shows us how to understand the world, how we are called to live and relate to each other. 2020 is the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini – Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1,600 anniversary of St Jerome’s death. These dates have inspired the Catholic Bishops’ Conference to dedicate 2020 as a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’.

SLIDE Update

We have received an update from Fr Joseph updating on some of his work which we are pleased to support

Music in the parish

Music is an important element of our liturgy and the Music Ministry Deanery Group is helping our parishes develop our music

50 Year Anniversary

This week is the 50th Anniversary of the opening of St Luke's new church. Have a look at photos from that day

Parish History



Tour St Luke's



You can take a tour of St Luke's from the comfort of your armchair with Google Streetview

Tour Ss Peter & Paul



Take a tour of Ss Peter & Paul's Church on-line. Using Google Streetview you can take a walk around the inside and then down to the grotto