These were the readings at Fr Theo’s (Theodore Young OSB) requiem Mass. Below is the sermon of Fr Prior on 7 November 2017 at Ampleforth. Romans 14:7-12 (Lectionary vol 3, page , number ) The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord;…

Fr Theodore Young Fr Theodore Young, known affectionately as Fr Theo, has died yesterday Monday 30 in the early evening at Ampleforth, very peacefully. He just stopped breathing quietly with his brothers and carers around him. He was a monk of Ampleforth since September 1939 when he was not yet 18 years of age. He…

Click here for the Year of Mercy Holy Door powerpoint A parishioner who is a professional photographer, Martin Cahill has made this beautiful power point of the mass last Tuesday. He has also sent some wonderful photographs of the event which can be viewed in the Year of Mercy gallery. View it, share it, enjoy…

The Triduum, the three days of Holy Week that are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are the heart of Holy Week. It all begins with Palm Sunday, and the seeming joy of the crowds who welcome Jesus into Jerusalem, waving the branches off the trees, and shouting Hosanna to the Son of David….

Since 30th November 2014, the first Sunday of Advent, the Catholic Church has been given the task, through the consecrated men and women to “Wake up the World”. This is the invitation that Pope Francis made as he proclaimed the Year for and of Consecrated Life. “I am counting on you “to wake up the…

A New Year Wish: that Parishioners become renewed people in loving God and their neighbour New Year’s Day for us Catholics is the feast of Mary the Mother of God. It is also Peace Sunday. It is a message of hope, of good will, of finding a purpose and meaning to life for us. My…

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