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  • Receive the Holy Spirit

    Sunday 04 June 2017: Pentecost Sunday As the Father sent me, so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit. In John’s gospel, as we are reminded in today’s reading, the Spirit was given on the evening of Resurrection Day itself. ‘Peace be with you’, ...
  • Jesus remains with us forever

    Sunday 28 May 2017: Ascension of the Lord All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me In my mind’s eye, I imagine myself stumbling across a small group of men and their leader on a mountain in Galilee 2,000 years ago. The men were tough...
  • With the Holy Spirit

    Sunday 21 May 2017: Sixth Sunday of EasterI shall ask the Father and he will give you another AdvocateIn today’s reading Jesus offers encouragement to his disciples, who will soon see him crucified. He reassures them that even though he will leave them,...
  • People of The Way

    Sunday 14 May 2017: Fifth Sunday of EasterI am the way, the truth, and the lifeFor many people ‘going home’, means a return to comfort and security. In the best homes children are unafraid, they know that their home is a buffer against some harsh real...
  • Jesus watches over His flock

    Sunday 07 May 2017: Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)I am the gate of the sheepfoldToday is Good Shepherd Sunday where we are invited to look at Jesus as that honorable shepherd who watches over and cares for his sheep.  The job of being a s...
  • The special moments that can nourish our faith

    Sunday 30 April 2017: Third Sunday of Easter They recognised him at the breaking of the bread Luke’s account of what took place on the road to Emmaus inspires us each time we hear it. It is told, that later generations of believers may share the exper...
  • My Lord and my God

    Sunday 23 April 2017: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) After eight days Jesus came in and stood among them Jesus greets his disciples with the gift of peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. In doing so, Jesus commissions his disciples to co...
  • Finding faith in the Risen Lord

    Sunday 16 April 2017 - Easter Sunday The teaching of scripture is that he must rise from the dead The Richmond Catholic Parish wish you and your family a Happy and Holy Easter. We come to Easter Sunday’s celebration filled with the memory of the li...
  • The Commemoration of the Lord's entrance into Jerusalem

    Sunday 09 April 2017 - Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday) This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee When they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village opposi...
  • Jesus reveals God's glory

    Sunday 02 April 2017 - Fifth Sunday of LentI am the resurrection and the lifeIn today’s Gospel, the disciples agree reluctantly to go with Jesus back to Judea where the Jews had been planning recently to kill Jesus. "Might as well go with him," they dec...
  • Opening our eyes to Jesus

    Sunday 26 March 2017 - Fourth Sunday of LentThe blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restoredToday’s gospel reading is the second in a series of three quite lengthy readings from the gospel of John that are a feature of the...
  • Water of eternal life

    Sunday 19 March 2017 - Third Sunday of Lent Jesus speaks with the Samaritan woman at the well In today's Gospel, the dialogue between Jesus and a woman from Samaria is among the most lengthy and most theological found in Scripture. The most startling as...
  • This is my beloved Son

    Sunday 12 March 2017 - Second Sunday of LentJesus is transfigured on the mountainFor the second Sunday of Lent, we move from Jesus' retreat to the desert to his Transfiguration. Each year on the first Sunday of Lent, our Gospel tells the story of Jesus' t...
  • Jesus is tempted in the desert

    Sunday 05 March 2017 - First Sunday of LentJesus fasts for 40 days in the desert and is tempted by the devilThe account of Jesus' temptation in the desert is filled with allusions and parallels to the Old Testament, including the story of the people of Is...
  • Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent

    Sunday 26 February 2017 – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeDo not worry about tomorrowFor most Catholics Lent is a private time. It is a time for us to think quietly about where our life is going, to decide what we are going to give up or take on for forty...
  • Loving radically

    Sunday 19 February 2017 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeLove your enemiesThe command to love is the second of a two-part passage that serves as the first reading for today. The first part is an injunction to be holy as God is holy. The holiness of God ...
  • The Law and the prophets

    Sunday 12 February 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeI have not come to abolish the law and the prophets but to fulfill themMatthew continues the Sermon on the Mount with a three part instruction by Jesus on the Way of Life in the kingdom of heaven. ...
  • Celebrating 40 years of welcoming others

    Sunday 05 February 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time You are the light of the world This year, Jesuit Social Services celebrates their fortieth anniversary - Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ reflects on this special milestone. We have been reflecting on the ...
  • Blessed are you

    Sunday 29 January 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeHappy are the poor in spiritOne way to read the Beatitudes is that Jesus was commending and blessing the various people who found themselves in those sorts of conditions. Another, is as a list of qu...
  • Jesus' ministry begins

    Sunday 22 January 2017 – Third Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe went to Capernaum, that the prophecy of Isaiah be fulfilledToday's Gospel describes the beginning of Jesus' public ministry. In the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke (called the Synoptic Gospels)...