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  • The rich and the poor

    Sunday 25 September 2016 - Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time During your life good things came your way just as bad things came the way of Lazarus. Now he is being comforted while you are in agony. A major theme in the Gospel of Luke is the importanc...
  • The importance of money

    Sunday 18 September 2016 - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou cannot be slaves both of God and of moneyJesus’ story about the thieving steward has always troubled respectable Christians. How could Jesus praise a crook, who wastes his boss’s money...
  • Reflecting and talking about lives cut too short

    Sunday 11 September 2016 - Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary TimeChrist came to save sinnersAll suicides are troubling. But perhaps the most distressing of all are the all too many young people who have taken their own lives. The realisation that so many y...
  • Bearing our cross in society

    Sunday 04 September 2016 - Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary TimeAnyone who does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my discipleNational Child Protection Week (4 - 10 September) has been with us for over twenty years. Today many of us would asso...
  • Finding your place in God's Kingdom

    Sunday 28 August 2016 - Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind Meals played an important role in the society in which Jesus lived. More than a time for sharing nourishment, t...
  • The narrow door

    Sunday 21 August 2016 - Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Strive to enter through the narrow gate Today's Gospel reading is the third of three parables in chapter 13 that deal with the theme of the unexpected reversals brought by the Kingdom of God...
  • Dealing with division

    Sunday 14 August 2016 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary TimeI have come not to give peace, but discordIn today’s Gospel Jesus promises that families will be divided every which way. That is already some people’s reality and surely other people’s nightm...
  • National Homeless Persons Week 2016

    Sunday 07 August 2016 - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time See that you are prepared National Homelessness Week is always an embarrassment and rightly so. We pride ourselves that we are a respectful society, but there is no greater sign of disrespect th...
  • Take, Lord, and receive

    Sunday 31 July 2016 - Solemnity of St Ignatius Of Loyola Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ The founder of any faith based organisations is usually a compass point for the directions it takes. For Jesuit Social Services, as for other Jesuit parishes,...
  • World Youth Day 2016

    Sunday 24 July 2016 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ask, and it will be given to youSometimes the church and the wider world collide. This week they are aligned in their concern for young people. World Youth Day is on July 25. The International Day...
  • Action vs Reflection: The story of Martha and Mary

    Sunday 17 July 2016 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Martha took up the duties in the house. Mary chose the better part. Most of us like the idea of being people of action. We tell each other, ‘Don’t just sit there. Do something’. Or ‘Put you...
  • Belonging to one another

    Sunday 10 July 2016 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeWho is my neighbour?The National Aboriginal Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) grew out of the recognition that the celebration of Australia Day presented a one-sided image of Australia’s history. Au...
  • Sending them out like lambs among wolves

    Sunday 03 July 2016 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJesus sends out 72 people to announce the coming kingdomJesus admits it will be difficult, that he is sending them out like lambs among wolves. Yet they are to bring nothing with them, not even a mon...
  • Looking into the faces of people

    Sunday 26 June 2016 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJesus resolutely set his face towards Jerusalem. I will follow you wherever you will go.26 June is also the International Day against Drug Abuse.  When people hear of drugs, they see different thing...
  • To share Jesus’ road

    Sunday 19 June 2016 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary TimeYou are the Messiah sent by God. It is necessary for the Son of Man to suffer muchIn Luke’s Gospel (Luke 9:18-24), Jesus asks the disciples, ‘Who do you say that I am?’ The question is asked in a ...
  • Who is this who even forgives sins?

    Sunday 12 June 2016 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeA sinful woman anoints Jesus' feetIn today's Gospel Jesus sits down to eat a meal at the house of Simon, a Pharisee. A sinful woman approaches him, falls to her knees, wets his feet with her tears, dri...
  • God has visited his people

    Sunday 05 June 2016 - Tenth Sunday in Ordinary TimeJesus demonstrates his power over deathThe Gospel of Luke, written around A.D. 80–90, is best understood in light of the author’s background. Luke was not Jewish, nor was he among the first generation...
  • On the Feast of Corpus Christi (Luke 9.11-17)

    Sunday 29 May 2016 – The Most Holy Body & Blood of ChristThey all ate and were filledIn many parts of the world the Feast of Corpus Christi is a huge celebration, with processions, pageants, song and feasting. Its origins lie in early Middle Ages co...
  • Understanding the Trinity

    Sunday 22 May 2016 – The Most Holy TrinityTo God through Christ in the love which is poured out through the Spirit"The first thing to note in this Gospel is the clear statement of faith in the Holy Trinity. The Holy Spirit is sent by the Father and the ...
  • A breath of fresh air

    Sunday 15 May 2016 – Pentecost Sunday They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak different languages In a world that is becoming more and more fragmented, the feast of Pentecost, with its stress on Unity, comes as a breath of fresh...