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Christmas Message from Fr Peter to parishioners at mass 

on Saturday 22nd December at St Michaels Bishops Cleeve and Sunday 23rd December 2018

My dear parishioners with Christmas almost on us I would like to wish you all a very happy celebration with your families, loved ones and friends. I am sorry that I cannot be with you but very grateful to Fr Emmanuel for coming from Rome to preside at the masses and assure you of my prayers for you all.  I would also like to thank you for your rosaries and other prayers and masses that you have offered for me in my very challenging   Ruby Jubilee Anniversary Year of Ordination. It has been very humbling.

Fr Emmanuel’s visit makes very real the Winchcombe Parish link with Bo in Sierra Leone for the new church and house of St Peter Claver which will be supported this month with a retiring collection in Bishops Cleeve and Winchcombe on the last Sunday of this month. And in Tewkesbury he comes as a good friend to you all.

Christmas is a wondrous ti…

Parishioner of St.Josephs

St. Joseph's Bishop Bob's Gospel reflection of the day Monday of the Third Week in Advent Matthew 1:1-17 Friends, today’s Gospel records the genealogy of Jesus. It was desperately important for Matthew to show that Jesus didn’t just appear out of the blue. Rather, he came out of a rich, densely textured history. St. Irenaeus tells us that the Incarnation had been taking place over a long period of time, with God gradually accustoming himself to the human race.

Look at this long line of characters: saints, sinners, cheats, prostitutes, murderers, poets, kings, insiders, and outsiders—all leading to the Christ. Of course, King David is mentioned. He was, without doubt, a great figure, the king who united the nation. But he was also an adulterer and a murderer.

From this long line of the great and not-so-great, the prominent and obscure, saints and sinners, and kings and paupers came "Jesus who is called the Messiah." God became one of us, in all of our grace and embarras…

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