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  • The bread come down from heaven

    Sunday 19 August 2018: Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeMy flesh is real food and my blood is real drink...Among the stumbling blocks for those who heard but did not understand Jesus is the teaching that the bread that Jesus will give is his own flesh. In...
  • Jesus is our bread of life

    Sunday 12 August 2018: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeI am the living bread come down from heaven...Today’s Gospel begins with a report that the Jews complained about Jesus’ claims regarding his identity. They knew his family, and they knew he was ...
  • Celebrating feasts

    Sunday 05 August 2018: Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Whoever comes to me will never be hungry; whoever believes in me will never thirst...What Jesus has to give is immeasurably greater than the earthly nourishment of the old story. It is only throug...
  • Unified in our generosity

    Sunday 29 July 2018: Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe hand of the Lord feeds us...As we become familiar with the style of John’s gospel, we recognise that today’s account of the feeding of the crowd – the introductory section of this long medi...
  • Look to Jesus

    Sunday 22 July 2018: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeMy sheep hear my voice...Last Sunday we heard Mark’s account of the Twelve sent out to share in the Saviour’s mission. Today we have the aftermath described in vivid detail. As they rejoin Jesus, t...
  • Christ’s great mission

    Sunday 15 July 2018: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeHe called the Twelve, and began to send them out...We who take part in this liturgy have all been called to share in Christ’s great mission to the whole world. As we ponder this we should recall that...
  • Rejected by the people

    Sunday 08 July 2018: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeA prophet is despised only in his own countryLong neglected because of its brevity, the Gospel of Mark is now recognised to be a work of genius. Mark’s was the first gospel to be written. Combining ...
  • Talitha Kum!

    Sunday 01 July 2018: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYoung girl, I say to you, arise...Today’s Gospel reports two stories of healing. One story tells us about a father’s great love for his dying daughter. The other story tells us about a desperate w...
  • Prophecies of the prophets

    Sunday 24 June 2018: Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the BaptistYou will be called prophet of the Most High...John the Baptist, the last of the prophets of old Israel, was a figure of immense significance. He was the one who pointed out the way, a...
  • The tiny mustard seed

    Sunday 17 June 2018: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeThe seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower...Mark begins his ‘day of parables’ with three ‘seed’ parables. The familiar parable of the sower is not included in today’s passage; it gives ...
  • The source of forgiveness

    Sunday 10 June 2018: Tenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeIt is the end of Satan...A crowd so large has gathered that Jesus and his disciples are not even able to eat their bread. His family comes to take him away because they think he is beside himself. And the ...
  • Christ's presence among us

    Sunday 03 June 2018: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ This is my body. This is my blood We are in the afterglow of our Easter celebration. Last week we reflected upon the divine life of the Trinity, shared with us through the Savi...
  • One God in three Persons

    Sunday 27 May 2018: The Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityGlory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit...Today, on the first Sunday after Pentecost, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. This feast invites us to consider what we believ...
  • God’s Spirit renews

    Sunday 20 May 2018: Pentecost Sunday Jesus appears to his disciples and gives them the gift of the Holy SpiritThe season of Easter concludes with today’s celebration, the feast of Pentecost. On Pentecost we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon ...
  • Why gaze in wonder at the heavens?

    Sunday 13 May 2018: The Ascension of the Lord The Lord Jesus was taken into heaven and is seated at the right hand of GodJesus is not abandoning his friends. On the contrary, he tells them to look forward to ‘what the Father has promised’. When they ...
  • God's love for us

    Sunday 06 May 2018: Sixth Sunday of EasterNo one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friendsAs we look forward to celebrating the Lord's Ascension and Pentecost's coming of his promised Spirit, our Easter season is drawing to a close....
  • Jesus is the true vine

    Sunday 29 April 2018: Fifth Sunday of EasterI am the vine, you are the branches...Jesus teaches his disciples that his relationship with them will not end after his death; he will remain with them always. This unity between Jesus and his disciples is the ...
  • I am the Good Shepherd

    Sunday 22 April 2018: Fourth Sunday of Easter I know my sheep, and mine know me...In the portion of the chapter that we hear proclaimed today, Jesus describes his relationship with his followers as similar to the relationship between a good shepherd and ...
  • An encounter with Jesus

    Sunday 15 April 2018: Third Sunday of EasterPeace be with you...Consistently in the reports of Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances, Jesus greets his disciples with the words, "Peace be with you." This is a most appropriate greeting. The disciples have ...
  • Thomas finds faith

    Sunday 08 April 2018: Second Sunday of EasterAs the Father has sent me, so I send you ...This gospel invites us to share the experience of the disciples, finding faith through the coming of the Lord into their midst on the evening of his Resurrection Day...