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  • Family ties

    Sunday 27 December 2015 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph His parents found him in the temple, sitting among the learned men listening to them The Saviour has been born to us! The liturgies of the Christmas season invite us to reflect upon t...
  • The promise of great things to come

    Sunday 20 December 2015: Fourth Sunday of Advent Why should it happen that I am honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? The birth of Jesus is now imminent. In a few days’ time we will be celebrating the memory of that great event. Today’...
  • Sing and shout for joy!

    Sunday 13 December 2015: Third Sunday of Advent What, then, must we do? The philosopher Friedrich Nietzche is credited for coining the phrase “Death of God.” He is also believed to have said: “If you Christians would only come out of church smil...
  • Bringing God's mercy to the world

    Sunday 06 December 2015: Second Sunday of Advent All people shall see the salvation of God Tuesday of this week (8th December, 2015) marks the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. Pope Francis has called us to look into our hearts and to...
  • Our Lord is coming

    Sunday 29 November 2015: First Sunday of Advent Your redemption is near at hand Advent is the beginning of the Church’s Year. It is a time of promise, expectation and participation as we prepare for the great celebration of the birth of Jesus.Advent i...
  • King of glory, king of peace

    Sunday 22 November 2015: The Feast of Christ the King You say that I am a king Christ Himself speaks of His Own kingly authority: in His last discourse, speaking of the rewards and punishments that will be the eternal lot of the just and the damned; in ...
  • Taking responsibility

    Sunday 15 November 2015: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time He shall gather his elect from the four winds This coming Friday, 20 November, is the United Nations'  Universal Children’s Day. It reminds us of the gift that our children are, of the fut...
  • Let us give to others, both spiritually and practically

    Sunday 08 November 2015: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time This poor widow has put in more than all who contributed This weekend’s Gospel is about how to be a disciple. The widows then become models of how a disciple should act. To follow Christ a...
  • Welcoming the poor

    Sunday 01 November 2015: Feast of All Saints Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven Pope Francis points us to the poor as he shows he enjoys their company. Pope Francis is saying, “No, these are the poor. They’re coming here ...
  • Jesus notices

    Sunday 25 October 2015: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Master, grant that I may see When we were little, we were often told, ‘children should be seen and not heard’. Few of us took much notice – all children want urgently to be heard, and we we...
  • Relating to Jesus through prayer

    Sunday 18 October 2015: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time The Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for all We never completely grow out of our need to be special. Today’s Gospel brings that point home. The opening scene has James and John -...
  • The eyes of our hearts

    Sunday 11 October 2015: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Go and sell whatever you have and come follow me The symbol of anti-poverty week (11 - 14 October) to which we are accustomed has come to be the gathering of CEOs of large companies sleeping ...
  • Focusing on the family

    Sunday 04 October 2015: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeWhat God has joined together, no one must divideBishops from around the world have recently been visiting Rome for the Synod on the Family (4 - 25 October 2015). The media portrayal of the Syno...
  • Rejoice in the achievements of all godly people

    Sunday 27 September 2015: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart Jesus tells the disciples that they were wrong to try and prevent the person from acting in Jesus’ name. If the person believes that God can ...
  • Whoever loves, serves

    Sunday 20 September 2015: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time All who wish to be first must make themselves the servants of all In his Gospel Mark rarely spells things out. He simply places stories side by side and lets his readers draw their own concl...
  • Ways to boost a child’s confidence

    Sunday 13 September 2015: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Child Protection Sunday) Faith without good works is dead On Child Protection Sunday we present our prayers to a loving and compassionate God, as we work together to create safe and protec...
  • A prayer on Father’s Day

    Sunday 06 September 2015: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Praise the Lord, my soul! This Sunday we also celebrate Father's Day. We wish all Dads a special day - whether young, old, or gone home to God, you are all remembered today. Father,I thank yo...
  • Jesus was a refugee

    Sunday 30 August 2015: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Migrant & Refugee Sunday)Be doers of the word Prayer for Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World Heavenly Father, We recall that your son, Jesus, was a refugee in his infancy.We rem...
  • An attitude of the heart

    Sunday 23 August 2015: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Lord, whom shall we go to? You have the words of everlasting life Sunday 23 August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. At first sight this Intern...
  • Jesus is our medicine and our health

    Sunday 16 August 2015: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink Jesus is talking about more than just physical or biological life. He’s talking about that life that is beyond words, indescribable, and yet we ...