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Weekly recordings of Fr James Allen (Fr Jim) homilies recorded live from St. Bede's Roman Catholic Church in Carlisle which part of the Diocese of Lancaster. Please check our website for mass times and get in touch with any comments or feedback you might have.

Weekly recordings of Fr James Allen (Fr Jim) homilies recorded live from St. Bede's Roman Catholic Church in Carlisle which part of the Diocese of Lancaster. Please check our website for mass times and get in touch with any comments or feedback you might have.
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Weekly recordings of Fr James Allen (Fr Jim) homilies recorded live from St. Bede's Roman Catholic Church in Carlisle which part of the Diocese of Lancaster. Please check our website for mass times and get in touch with any comments or feedback you might have.

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English


Episodes

Fifth Sunday of Easter

5/19/2019
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This weekend Fr Jim discuses how love is probably simultaneously both the most important of all Christian virtues yet is often by far the hardest of the virtues to achieve. First Reading: Acts 13:14,43-52: ‘We must turn to the pagans.’ Second Reading: Apocalypse: 7:9,14-17: ‘The Lamb will be their shepherd and will lead them to springs of living water.’ Gospel: John: 10:27-30: ‘I give eternal life to the sheep that belong to me.’ Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest...

Duration:00:14:27

Fourth Sunday of Easter

5/12/2019
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This weekend is commonly known as 'Good Shepherd Sunday' and so we have a special pastoral letter from our Bishop, Paul Swarbrick, read to us - if however you would like to read this for yourself you can download a copy by clicking here or by visiting the Bishop's Blog. Fr Jim also mentions we have a weekly newsletter which is emailed to Parishioners, if you would like to subscribe and live in or around Carlisle (the newsletter mostly concerns parish updates) you can do so by visiting our...

Duration:00:17:28

Third Sunday of Easter

5/5/2019
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Today Fr Jim discusses lapsing, how after Lent with all our good intentions even the best of us tend to quickly lapse back into our regular routines. We're not too dissimilar to Peter in this regard, after the Crucifixion of our Lord, Peter returned to what he did before he became a disciple, he went back to fishing - and we hear this account in todays readings and despite our failings we understand through this that Jesus still loves us to a fault. Gospel readings for Sunday, May...

Duration:00:18:55

Divine Mercy Sunday

4/28/2019
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As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr Jim discusses the importance of forgiveness and how in many respects it defines us as Christians. We also held a 2 minute silence for those killed over Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, may they rest in peace. An insightful summary of this weekends readings taken from Bible Alive can also be found below. Gospel readings for Sunday, April 28th First Reading: Acts 5:12-16: The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased...

Duration:00:16:28

Divine Mercy Sunday

4/28/2019
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As we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr Jim discusses the importance of forgiveness and how in many respects it defines us as Christians. We also held a 2 minute silence for those killed over Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, may they rest in peace. An insightful summary of this weekends readings taken from Bible Alive can also be found below. Gospel readings for Sunday, April 28th First Reading: Acts 5:12-16: The numbers of men and women who came to believe in the Lord increased...

Duration:00:19:10

Good Friday - The Passion

4/19/2019
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A second special extra episode of the Podcast during this Holy Week, this time a recording of The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John as read during mass at St. Bede's this Good Friday. A regular episode with the readings and the homily will follow shortly.

Duration:00:13:59

Good Friday

4/19/2019
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Fr Norman steps in for Fr Jim this Good Friday, we hear The Passion according to John available as a bonus episode. Fr Norman reflects on the solemnity of the mass today, its emptiness but also full of promise and how we as a church can take strength from that promise. Readings for Good Friday First Reading: Isaiah 52:13—53:12 Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Gospel Reading: John 18:1-19:42 (published as a separate bonus episode) Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the...

Duration:00:11:10

Holy Thursday

4/18/2019
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During this evenings Holy Thursday Mass, Fr Jim reflects on the symbolic and literal meaning of being subservient and how its one of the cornerstones part of being a Christian. Readings for Holy Thursday – Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper First Reading: Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14 Second Reading: Corinthians 11:23-26 Gospel Reading: John 13:1-15 Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there you also can read our latest parish news and articles, or you can...

Duration:00:18:28

Palm Sunday

4/14/2019
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Fr Jim's homily this Palm Sunday is deeply personal one, reflecting on what is his cross to bare this Holy Week and in turn we should reflect on what is our cross to bare. Fr Jim also details the plans for the parish services this Holy Week as things will be slightly different to what many of us will be used to. An insightful summary of this weekends readings taken from Bible Alive can also be found below. Gospel readings for Sunday, April 14th First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-7 Second...

Duration:00:17:18

Palm Sunday - The Passion

4/14/2019
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A special extra episode of the Podcast with the recording of The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke as read during todays Palm Sunday mass, a regular episode will follow shortly. Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there you also can read our latest parish news and articles, or you can like our page on Facebook for updates as they happen.

Duration:00:18:35

Fifth Sunday of Lent

4/7/2019
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On this final Sunday before Palm Sunday, we're reminded through a reading of John's gospel of the critical importance of not being judgmental of others, and should instead spend our energy focusing on our own sins, working towards amending our own faults and failings. An insightful summary of this weekends readings taken from Bible Alive can also be found below. Our apologies for the lack of an update last weekend, we had a scheduling issue for the recording of that weekends...

Duration:00:18:33

Third Sunday of Lent

3/24/2019
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This weekends readings heed a warning for us all in that we really must not take God’s love for granted, and a similar vain, that we can behave as we like without consequences overconfident in that love. Gospel readings for Sunday, March 24th First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15 Second Reading: Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there you also can read our latest parish news and articles, or you can like...

Duration:00:22:23

Second Sunday of Lent

3/17/2019
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This second Sunday of Lent we hear important readings describing The Transfiguration, and how during this season we should take time to listen to God, just as Abram did, and thus change. Gospel readings for Sunday, March 17th First Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Second Reading: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Gospel: Luke 9:28-36 First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there...

Duration:00:20:28

First Sunday of Lent

3/10/2019
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This week, as we enter the holy season of Lent we listened to an important Pastoral Letter from Bishop Paul Swarbrick. If you would like to read the letter for yourself you can find it on The Bishop's Blog along with numerous other interesting updates from our Bishop. Gospel readings for Sunday, March 10th First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10 Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there you also can...

Duration:00:20:43

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time

3/3/2019
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This week Fr Jim discusses this weeks readings as the season of Lent approaches, a time for prayer and personal refection but also a renewal of faith. We invite you to sign up for our parish bulletins and the Word on Fire Engage Programme, to do so simply visit our homepage and enter your name and contact details in the form located in the footer on any page. Gospel readings for Sunday, March 3rd First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7 Second Reading: Corinthians 15:54-58 Gospel Reading:...

Duration:00:16:37

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2/24/2019
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This weekend we reflect on this week's Gospel, the sermon upon the plain according to Luke which is the source of one of the most widely known Christian phrases, "Do to others as you would have them do to you" but of course things are never this simple. Fr Jim considers that this reading contains a message for us all which is incredibly difficult - neigh impossible to achieve, we undoubtedly love those who love us back, but can we love thy enemy? Gospel readings for Sunday, February...

Duration:00:16:40

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2/10/2019
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Fr Jim was away this weekend with a handful of parishioners on a retreat so Fr Norman once again stepped up into the breech during his absence. Fr Norman discusses the difficulty in our collective responsibility as Christians to share the good news and how sometimes no matter how hard you try there doesn't seem yield any immediate results. He encourages us to not be disheartened by this as sometimes it can take an inordinate period of time for some to come to know God, Fr Norman recounts...

Duration:00:18:04

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

2/3/2019
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This week Fr Jim shares his thoughts on todays Gospel reading, on how it has always been difficult for the faithful to speak the Word of God, particularly in todays society, but that we should strive to stand for the truth none the less. This weekend we also had a wonderful talk by Sister Ella, a missionary sister of the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco who are looking for support to continue their valuable work in Scotland and around the world - you can support them by clicking here in...

Duration:00:24:35

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1/27/2019
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Fr Jim this week deliberates the importance of celebrating Sunday's as the Day of the Lord together and to spread the good news. Gospel readings for Sunday, January 27th First Reading: Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Gospel: Luke 1:1-4,4,14-21 Why not visit us? you can visit our website for the latest mass times and there you also can read our latest parish news and articles, or you can like our page on Facebook for updates as they happen.

Duration:00:24:50

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

1/20/2019
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One of the Gospel readings this Sunday recounts the Wedding at Cana where Jesus performed his first miracle at the behest of his mother. Fr Norman explains how by having complete trust and faith in the Lord, just as those present at the wedding party did, will lead us into living a full an contented life in the love of the Lord. You may have noticed from the summary description of this weeks podcast that Fr Norman (ever the comedian - as you’ll hear) stepped in for Fr Jim this weekend...

Duration:00:16:51