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  • When Jesus ascends

    Sunday 08 May 2016 – Ascension of the Lord While blessing them, he was taken to heaven Forty days after his Resurrection, Jesus ascended into heaven. During this period between his Resurrection and Ascension, He actually gave the primacy He had promis...
  • Loving the other as followers of Christ

    Sunday 01 May 2016 – Sixth Sunday of Easter The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have said to you. "It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities." (Acts 15: 28) ...
  • Love one another

    Sunday 24 April 2016 – Fifth Sunday of Easter I give you a new commandment: love one another Today's Gospel again comes from the Gospel of John. Like last week, today we hear words spoken by Jesus before his death and Resurrection. Jesus is teaching...
  • Are you the Messiah?

    Sunday 17 April 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Easter I give my sheep eternal life The fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. In each of the three lectionary cycles, the Gospel is taken from the tenth chapter of the Gospel of John. Th...
  • Follow me wherever your life takes you

    Sunday 10 April 2016 – Third Sunday of Easter Jesus stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fishOne of the most poignant stories in St John’s Gospel tells of Jesus’ last conversation with Peter. The setting is...
  • The Lord is full of mercy

    Sunday 03 April 2016 – Divine Mercy Sunday After eight days Jesus came in and stood among them Divine Mercy Sunday is not a new feast established to celebrate St. Faustina’s revelations. In fact it is not about St. Faustina at all! Rather it recove...
  • The joy, energy and hope of Easter Sunday

    Sunday 27 March 2016 – Easter Sunday We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection from the deadEaster Sunday comes after Good Friday. It also contrasts with it. Good Friday is heavy and intimidating, full of soldiers in barracks and escortin...
  • Into Jerusalem

    Sunday 20 March 2016: Palm SundayHe humbled himself to become like us and God raised him on highJesus went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany at the place called the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the ...
  • Come and walk among us

    Sunday 13 March 2016 – Fifth Sunday of Lent Let the person without sin be the first to throw a stone 17 March is St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourtee...
  • Shaped by longing and love

    Sunday 06 March 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Lent God reconciled us to himself through Christ Cultural Diversity Week starts on 12 March.  Cultural diversity is a fact of our daily lives. In the streets we see people with turbans, head scarves, clerical c...
  • Mercy is God's name

    Sunday 28 February 2016 – Third Sunday of LentThis is what you must say to the children of Israel: I Am has sent me to youThe best spiritual guides both comfort and provoke us. Pope Francis is no exception. His recent little book, The Name of God is Mer...
  • World Day of Social Justice 2016

    Sunday 21 February 2016 – Second Sunday of Lent As Jesus prayed, the aspect of his face was changed, and his clothing became brilliant as lightning The World Day of Social Justice on Saturday 20 February 2016 invites us to look at our own society and ...
  • From the ashes

    Sunday 14 February 2016 – First Sunday of Lent Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus was led by the Spirit through the wilderness where he was tempted Ash Wednesday introduces Lent, a time for fasting and for prayer. It has rhythms of fasting and feastin...
  • World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking

    Sunday 07 February 2016 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThey left everything and followed himMonday February 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita and the world day of prayer, reflection and action against human trafficking. Josephine was born in S...
  • Getting hot under the collar

    Sunday 31 January 2016 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jesus, like Elijah and Elisha, was not sent only to the Jews There is something strange about today’s Gospel. It begins with Jesus’ townspeople admiring Him. They are all amazed at the eloqu...
  • Be prepared to articulate what God wants you to do

    Sunday 24 January 2016 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time The scriptures were fulfilled on this day To walk in God’s ways, says Rabbi Joseph Telushkin in article 208 of his Bibilical Literacy, means to ask oneself before performing a deed: “Is this w...
  • Turning water into wine nourishes the faith of the reader

    Sunday 17 January 2016 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time The first of the signs given by Jesus was at Cana in Galilee In today’s liturgy - as we begin the cycle of the Sundays of the Year - the gospel reading from John tells the story of the ‘firs...
  • By becoming a slave, Jesus ensured we would be free

    Sunday 10 January 2016 – The Baptism of the Lord When Jesus had been baptised and had been praying, the heavens were opened and the Holy Spirit came upon him After his baptism by John in the Jordan, Jesus emerged from obscurity and began his public mi...
  • Merry Christmas

    Friday 25 December 2015: Christmas The Richmond Catholic Parish wishes you a blessed year in 2016! God bless you and your family....
  • God welcomes all people of the world

    Sunday 03 January 2016 – The Epiphany of the Lord We have come from the East to worship the King Children love this [Gospel] story because it’s filled with things they treasure: gifts, adventure, danger, mystery. Through these elements, Matthew has ...