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

Throughout the first three weeks of Advent our focus is very clearly on the End of Time, and the Second Coming of the Lord - not on the run up to Christmas (that only comes in the last week). If we view Advent as a Season preparing for Christmas these readings will make little sense - and neither will the figure of John the Baptist who appears today: if it was about the preparation for Christmas, then John the Baptist, preaching after Jesus was born, becomes a confusing figure: his role is to preach to us, as he did of old, and to prepare us for the (second) coming of the Lord. Everything gets more specific today: what is being preached is not an event, but a person: Isaiah promises him, John welcomes him, Paul invites us to imitate him. We have here a thumbnail portrait of the Messiah – useful to refer to when we get to Christmas and he is revealed as a child in a manger!

Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters: Advent - a new beginning for us?:  Today, Isaiah talks about trust and Matthew focuses on forgiveness. Advent is the opportunity to discover new ways to help our partner to trust us and to share themselves. Our prayer can be that we drop our defences, become more vulnerable and have the courage to open ourselves to be able to really listen, to share and to change.

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