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  • A child of Israel

    Sunday 30 December 2018: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and JosephHis parents found him in the temple, sitting among the learned men, listening to them...Mary, Joseph, and Jesus are presented in this Gospel as a faithful Jewish family. They are participat...
  • Christ the Saviour is born!

    Tuesday 25 December 2018: Christmas DayTriumph through vulnerabilityThe Gospel stories of Christmas speak of God’s love invested in a defenceless new born baby. Through him come salvation, joy and promise of peace for people of good will. This message i...
  • Mary and Elizabeth

    Sunday 23 December 2018: Fourth Sunday of AdventWhy should it happen that I am honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?...Our Gospel reading recalls Mary's actions after the announcement of Jesus' birth by the angel Gabriel. Mary goes to visit El...
  • The Lord is near, rejoice!

    Sunday 16 December 2018: Third Sunday of AdventWhat, then, must we do?...Traditionally, the liturgy of the Third Sunday of Advent overflows with the theme of the joy of believing. This is one of Luke’s favourite themes, and the gospel reading’s refere...
  • John, a man of the desert

    Sunday 09 December 2018: Second Sunday of AdventAll people shall see the salvation of God...John the Baptiser is a prominent figure in the liturgies of Advent. After a long period in which the voice of the prophets was not heard, the Lord’s Precursor ...
  • Stay awake, praying at all times

    Sunday 02 December 2018: First Sunday of AdventYour redemption is near at handThe Church begins its new liturgical year with a season of hope. Advent time – when we look forward to the celebration of the birth of the world’s Saviour – has produced l...
  • A kingdom not of this world

    Sunday 25 November 2018: Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the UniverseYou say that I am a king...In his responses to Pilate’s questions, Jesus distinguishes his kingdom from the political powers of this world. King and kingdom may be appropriate terms...
  • My words will not pass away

    Sunday 18 November 2018: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe shall gather his elect from the four winds... today’s gospel reflects the outlook of a community that is finding a healthy balance. Though it speaks with certainty of the coming of the end,...
  • Giving your all

    Sunday 11 November 2018: Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary TimeThis poor widow has put more in than all who contributedToday’s reading from Mark’s gospel reminds us what a great teacher Jesus was. The object lesson he gives, as he watches people making...
  • Loving God and neighbour

    Sunday 04 November 2018: Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeThis is the first commandment, and the second is similar to it...[Jesus] underlines the commandment given in today’s reading from Deuteronomy, familiar to all faithful Jews as part of their da...
  • Seeing with faith's eyes

    Sunday 28 October 2018: Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Master, grant that I may see ...When Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus, the crowd around him tries to silence him. Yet Bartimaeus persists, calling out more loudly and with greater urgency. He will...
  • Service and sacrifice

    Sunday 21 October 2018: Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for all...Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for...
  • What must I do to inherit eternal life?

    Sunday 14 October 2018: Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeGo and sell whatever you have and come follow me...Jesus makes two requirements of the wealthy man who approaches him. First, he must give up his possessions. Throughout history, some Christians...
  • Bearing witness to the Kingdom of God

    Sunday 07 October 2018: Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeWhat God has joined together, no one must divide...At first glance, the final part of today’s Gospel seems unconnected to [Jesus'] teaching about divorce. When read together, however, these p...
  • Keeping the values and truth of the Gospel

    Sunday 30 September 2018: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary TimeAnyone who is not against us is for us. If your hand should cause you to sin, cut it off....Those who are within the community of faith have a great responsibility to uphold and protect the tru...
  • Who love, serve

    Sunday 23 September 2018: Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of humanity ... All who wish to be first must make themselves the servants of all....Evil is a problem for all of us: we have to contend with dis...
  • Who do you say I am?

    Sunday 16 September 2018: Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou are the Christ ... the Son of Man was destined to suffer much...The ‘who’ question is central to our human existence: ‘Who are you, my companion on the journey of life?’ ‘Who am ...
  • Ephphatha! - Be opened!

    Sunday 09 September 2018: Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time The eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared ...These dramatic words of Jesus are the climax of the story. In Mark’s text, the Galilean mission of Jesus has ended with ...
  • Living according to the ways of God

    Sunday 02 September 2018: Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou forget the commandments of God and hold on to human tradition... Life in a human community is governed by ‘laws and customs’, as Moses reminds the people of old Israel in the first rea...
  • Who shall follow Jesus to the end?

    Sunday 26 August 2018: Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary TimeLord, whom shall we go to? You have the words of everlasting life...Today's Gospel first records the response of those in the crowd who are described as Jesus' disciples. Just as the larger crowd ...