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  • Meekness is the way to become noticed

    06 July 2014: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeI am gentle and humble of heartIt's significant that Jesus points to his meekness and humility when holding himself up as a model for us. Notice that Our Lord doesn't point to his miracles, or his talent for...
  • Of Peter and Paul

    29 June 2014: Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles You are Peter, and I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven St Peter suffered martyrdom under Nero, in AD 66 or 67. He was buried on the hill of the Vatican where recent excavations ...
  • Poor community, poor Eucharist

    22 June 2014: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink…it is difficult to have a sense of sharing in the one loaf as the sacrament of one Body, if, in fact, we are not one body. And we are n...
  • Three persons in one being

    15 June 2014: The Most Holy TrinityTo understand the Trinity better, focus on ‘what’, not ‘who’… in the Christian (New) Testament… it has been revealed to us that there are three Persons in our one God. What it means to have three Persons in o...
  • Living as one is possible

    08 June 2014: Pentecost Sunday As the Father sent me, so I send you: Receive the Holy Spirit. ‘Pentecost is the result of Good Friday and Easter; it makes visible, audible, on the public stage, what was achieved 50 days earlier.The Jewish feast of Pen...
  • Why gaze in wonder?

    01 June 2014: Ascension of the Lord Why are you standing here looking into the sky? Jesus has been taken in to heaven.As we saw on previous Sundays, in order to continue being with his disciples, Jesus had to leave them. His “old” presence in one hu...
  • We are never alone

    25 May 2014: Sixth Sunday of Easter I shall ask the Father and he will give you another AdvocateIn these May Gospels Jesus is portrayed as being deeply reluctant to leave his followers behind. He loves them. He will miss them. He will always be with them...
  • Jesuit Parish Conference 2014

    18 May 2014: Fifth Sunday of Easter I am the way, the truth, and the life On 05 - 07 May 2014, Fr Huy, Sr Helen, Therese Keogh and Barry O’Halloran attended the Jesuit Parish Conference at Sevenhill in South Australia. The theme this year was: The Fir...
  • A Mother's Prayer

    11 May 2014: Fourth Sunday of Easter God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ I said a Mother's Day prayer for youTo thank the Lord aboveFor blessing me with a lifetimeOf your tenderhearted love.I thanked God for the caringYou've shown me through the yea...
  • Changes to our parish pastoral life

    04 May 2014: Third Sunday of Easter They recognised him at the breaking of the bread My brothers and sisters in ChristI write to share with you my joy at Easter. I was very happy that all the celebrations of the Easter Triduum went very well and all t...
  • A feast of mercy

    27 April 2014: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) After eight days Jesus came in and stood among them Saint Faustina's Diary (Divine Mercy in My Soul), contains at least 14 passages in which Our Lord is quoted as requesting that a "Feast of...
  • Easter Message 2014

    20 April 2014: Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord The English medieval mystic Dame Julian of Norwich once exclaimed: The worst has already happened and been repaired! This Easter we remind ourselves again of this wonderfully consoling and ch...
  • The Lord's entrance into Jerusalem

    13 April 2014: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LordYear A: † A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 21: 1 -11When they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, ...
  • The gift of life

    06 April 2014: Fifth Sunday of Lent - Year AI am the resurrection and the lifeWhen Jesus gets to his friend, Lazarus is already dead and buried. Jesus suggests that he is only asleep, but I think we would consider him as well and truly dead, since he has ...
  • Who is really blind?

    30 March 2014: Fourth Sunday of Lent - Year A The blind man went off and washed himself and came away with his sight restored The Pharisees are now very angry.  They resort to the traditional belief: sickness as punishment for sin.  “You were born a...
  • ‘Sharp edge’ to encounter at the well

    23 March 2014: Third Sunday of Lent - Year A The water that I shall give will turn into a spring of eternal life The woman’s reaction to her enlightenment was a reminder to those who had found faith in Christ that they too were called to be missiona...
  • The calm before the storm

    16 March 2014: Second Sunday of Lent - Year AHis face shone like the sun Jesus went to the mountain knowing full well what awaited him in Jerusalem – his betrayal, rejection and crucifixion. Jesus very likely discussed this momentous decision to go ...
  • Jesus shares in our humanity

    09 March 2014: First Sunday of Lent - Year AJesus fasted for forty days and nightsThe lessons of the Scriptures are conveyed, for the most part, through stories. Today’s readings bring us two outstanding stories of this kind: the story of the temptation...
  • I will not forget you

    02 March 2014: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary TimeEven these may forget, says the Lord God, yet I will not forget youThis coming week is the beginning of the Lenten season and, of course, the appeal for Project Compassion 2014. Let us not forget that together ...
  • Love your neighbour as yourself

    23 February 2014: Seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeAll things are yours, but you belong to Christ and Christ belongs to GodMy brothers and sisters in Christ,For those of you who missed last week’s article, please be advised that from the first Sunday in M...