Sacred Scripture

The Church forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful. . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures.

Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.

Catechism of the Catholic Church 133

In Sacred Scripture, the Church constantly finds her nourishment and her strength, for she welcomes it not as a human word, "but as what it really is, the word of God". "In the sacred books, the Father who is in heaven comes lovingly to meet his children, and talks with them."

Catechism of the Catholic Church 104

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The present church building dates from 1910 although Catholics have been worshiping here since the first temporary building was established in the site in 1886.

In 1959 the nave was widened on both sides to accommodate the growing community.

In 1965 a fire swept through the church causing severe damage to the interior.  Repairs and renovations were carried out with the addition of a new organ.



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