Fear or Faith? A Sermon for the New Year

Our Gospel story [see below] contains a stark contrast: the faith of Mary and Joseph and the fear that torments King Herod. Everything Herod does, he does out of fear. It’s true that fear has a bad press – it is an important part of being human.  Fear is sometimes an appropriate response. When youContinue reading “Fear or Faith? A Sermon for the New Year”

Midnight Mass – Advertising Christmas

I’m going to disturb our quiet reflective mood with a very short Quiz.  I spent half an hour on YouTube looking at the most popular Christmas television adverts of 2013, and if I give you the tag-line I wonder if you can give me the product or store that used it in its advertising thisContinue reading “Midnight Mass – Advertising Christmas”