Fr Luke Goymour: I Believe Episodes
Written by Radio Maria England on 28/10/2020
“I believe” Episodes
I believe in One God
The Father Almighty
Creator of Heaven and Earth
Of all things visible and invisible
And in Jesus Christ his Only Son Our Lord
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried
He descended into hell. On the third day He rose again
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father
He will come again in Glory to judge the living and the dead
I believe in the Holy Spirit
I believe in the Holy Catholic Church
The Communion of Saints
The forgiveness of sins
The resurrection of the body and life everlasting
The Christian faith can be been summarized in an ancient set of credal statements. We commonly refer to these statements of belief as the Creed. The Apostles Creed and its variant, the Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed, are accepted by Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and many other protestant Christians. Every Sunday, Catholics profess their faith using either one of these creeds. The creed is recited frequently in Catholic liturgy and devotion and forms part of the rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet and many other prayers. The Creed is part and parcel of our Catholic heritage and spiritual furniture, but there is a danger that an over-familiarity with the Creed can quickly lead to a superficial recitation of this ancient and important prayer. Furthermore, there are some lines in the Creed like, for example, “He descended into hell and “I believe in the resurrection of the body” that people might be unsure about. In “I believe”, Fr Luke Goymour uses the credal statements (mostly drawn from the Apostles Creed) as a springboard to reflect on the central mysteries of the Catholic faith. Drawing from the Catechism, Scripture, the Church Fathers and contemporary culture, Fr Luke presents a catechetical and reflective meditation which will lead us deeper into this ancient statement of Christian Faith and proclaim with every more clarity the faith that we believe!
Fr Luke Goymour is a priest of the Diocese of East Anglia. He studied for the priesthood at Oscott College, Birmingham. Whilst at Oscott he gained degrees in Theology and Philosophy, one from the University of Birmingham and the other from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL) in Belgium.
Fr Luke was ordained priest on July 10th, 2010, by the late Bishop Michael Evans. Following his ordination, he served as an assistant priest in parishes in Norwich and Ipswich serving also as a prison chaplain, hospital chaplain, and working in youth and children’s ministry.
In 2015 Fr Luke was given permission by Bishop Alan Hopes to move outside the Diocese and serve as a parish youth-worker to St Augustine’s Catholic Parish, Tunbridge Wells, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. During that time, he obtained a Masters in Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College (University of London) specialising in Liturgy, Mission and Youth Ministry.
On returning to the Diocese in 2017 Bishop Alan appointed him as full-time chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Service and the Ignite Youth Mission Team. In September 2018, Fr Luke became the parish priest of St Thomas of Canterbury and St John the Evangelist in Brandon and Mildenhall. He continues his role as the Diocesan Youth Chaplain, albeit part time. Fr Luke also has a blog, (frlukegoymour.com) a podcast (Fr Luke’s Homilies) and he previously presented the radio show “Heroes of Faith” for Radio Maria.