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  • Talents and responsibilities

    Sunday 19 November 2017: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night The parable of Jesus points to the ‘Day of the Lord’ when God’s people will be called to account for the responsibilities ...
  • Be watchful and ready

    Sunday 12 November 2017: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary TimeLook, the bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him Those who were ready went in with [the bridegroom] to the wedding hall and the door was closed. The other bridesmaids arrived later. “Lord, Lor...
  • Servant of all

    Sunday 05 November 2017: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time They do not practise what they preach. Today’s gospel reading tells us how the community for whom Matthew wrote recalled the Saviour’s teaching concerning leadership of God’s people. Th...
  • Getting to the heart of the matter

    Sunday 29 October 2017: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou shall love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourselfThere are helpful questions and unhelpful questions. Helpful questions touch what matters and lead to helpful conversation. Unhelpful q...
  • What belongs to God

    Sunday 22 October 2017: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary TimeGive to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and to God the things that are God’sJesus’ response to this attempt to trap him exposes the guile of his questioners. From his first words to t...
  • A wedding invitation

    Sunday 15 October 2017: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeWhomsoever you find invite to the weddingIn Luke’s account, Jesus responds to the remark of someone at table with him (‘Happy those who will share the meal in the kingdom of God’) beginnin...
  • Tending God's vineyard

    Sunday 08 October 2017: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe leased his vineyard to other farmersSeen from a human point of view, salvation history (the story of God’s dealings with humanity) is a tragedy; but the divine mercy and generosity has tur...
  • Doing the Father's will

    Sunday 01 October 2017: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time He went out moved by regret. The tax collectors and prostitutes will precede you into the kingdom of God. The situation Jesus poses is rather straightforward. Given the same task by their fa...
  • Being just

    Sunday 24 September 2017: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Why are you jealous because I am generous? "...I choose to pay the last-comer as much as I pay you. Have I no right to do what I like with my own? Why be envious because I am generous?" Thus...
  • Forgive to be forgiven

    Sunday 17 September 2017: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time I tell you that you forgive not seven times but seventy times seven. Let us examine our attitudes to others in our worshipping community. Have we failed to face up to our antagonisms, and t...
  • Listening to others

    Sunday 10 September 2017: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time If your brother or sister listens to you, you will have won that person back Jesus said to his disciples: "If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, betwee...
  • To follow Jesus

    Sunday 03 September 2017: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself "If anyone wants to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and follow me. For anyone who wants to save his l...
  • Peter, the rock of the Church

    Sunday 27 August 2017: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou are Peter, to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven...Jesus asks his disciples what people are saying about his identity. The disciples indicate that most people believe that Jesus...
  • Jesus and the Canaanite woman

    Sunday 20 August 2017: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeWoman, you have great faithSometimes the gospel narrative has a ring of authenticity that is unmistakeable. The response of Jesus to the Canaanite woman, in today’s reading, must have been puzzling...
  • Having trust and fear

    Sunday 13 August 2017: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeCommand me to come to you over the waterJesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away.After sending the crowds away he went up into...
  • Stand up, do not be afraid

    Sunday 06 August 2017: The Transfiguration of the LordHis face was shining like the sun Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his f...
  • Remembering St Ignatius

    Sunday 30 July 2017: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time He sells everything he owns and buys the field 31 July: Feast Day of St Ignatius of Loyola For Jesuits, St Ignatius Loyola is important because he brought us together. He is important, too, in al...
  • The harvest matters most

    Sunday 23 July 2017: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Let them grow together until the harvest The Gospels are full of stories from ordinary life, some told about Jesus and some by him. The beauty of all stories is that they don’t explain themselves:...
  • Listen, anyone who has ears!!

    Sunday 16 July 2017: Fifteenth Sunday In Ordinary TimeA sower went out to sow...[Jesus] begins with the parable of the sower, which appears rather straightforward—of course seeds grow best in good soil. Seeds that miss the soil, are sown on rocky ground...
  • Carrying your burdens

    Sunday 09 July 2017: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time I am gentle and humble of heart. ...Today’s Gospel “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble...