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Saturday 5 October

Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29, Ps 69, Luke 10:17-24 “Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” When you make a Motel booking, your name is recorded. They recognise your name when you check in. Of course with a Motel booking you choose the date of your stay. Our heavenly booking is for an open date. Imagine […]

Sunday 18 August

Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10, Ps.39, Hebrews 12:1-4, Luke 12:49-53 The Gospel isn’t a private feel-good panacea To insist that God makes public demands is scandalous in a society which rejects sin and absolute truth. Jesus speaks of the cross as a baptism of fire. John was the only apostle who didn’t die […]

Sunday 28 July

Seventeenth Week Ordinary Time Genesis 18: 20-32, Ps. 138, Colossians 2: 12-14, Luke 11: 1-13 Always converting Baptism is the first step on the conversion road of discipleship. It brings me into the resurrected life of Jesus Christ and gives me the freedom to choose not to sin. Learning to use this freedom well takes […]

Signing yourself with Holy Water

Having written about the Triduum in the last issue, I was asked why, during that time, the Holy Water stoups (or fonts) by the Church doors are left empty. This has had me thinking about why we usually cross ourselves with holy water on entering and leaving a Catholic Church. Like many things in religion, […]