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Tag Archive for ‘community’

Monday 20 May

Acts 14:5- 18; Psalm 115; John 14:21-26 Active love The ten commandments are our Maker's instructions for a happy, healthy community. But Jesus' commands ask us to go further. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick. These are positive acts, not merely don't do this or that. They are demonstrations of […]

Tuesday 14 May

St. Matthias, Apostle Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17 A living church In today's reading from Acts, we receive a lesson in keeping our beloved Church vibrant. Judas had gone. The believers prayed in community and then voted. So, we should keep our family church expanding, using all the skills and talents of those […]

Wednesday 1 May

Acts 5:17-26; Psalm 34; John 3:16-21 Our presence We are to be the Lord's disciples, whatever our situation. We must live and work honestly, with integrity. Farmers, carers, teachers, shop assistants, IT workers, priests, religious, homemakers – everyone. We try to see Jesus in each person we meet, and hope that by our actions they […]

A Surprising Knock at my Heart

When I was in Wellington for the weekend, there was no Sunday Mass at my local church, so I decided to walk to St Mary of the Angels’ for the choral Mass. Latin would not be my first love, and I am not much of a singer, but much to my surprise both those aspects […]

Tuesday 11 December

Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 10-13; Matthew 18:12-14 What do you think? In Matthew 18, Jesus talks about ‘the church’ as a community of relationship and practices through which its members are to sustain each other in the demanding way of the cross. They are to care for ‘the little ones.’ Despite this, people can […]

Monday 10 December

Isaiah 35:1-10; Psalm 84 (85):9-14; Luke 5:17-26 Community of faith A small community of faith makes a context for healing. The man who is paralysed is not only marginalised by his illness, but his way to Jesus is blocked by crowds. Those moved by their faith to help him take extraordinary steps: climb up on […]

Saturday 27 October

Ephesians 4:7-16; Psalm 122; Luke 13:1-9 A Community of Love Today’s first reading reminds us of three great truths: each of us has been given our own share of grace by Christ; we have not all been given the same “share of grace” but have received different gifts; and so we need each other to […]

Fr John Jago SM

Born 1 September 1932 Professed 2 February 1964 Ordained 19 August 1967 Died 17 July 2018 This is an edited version of the funeral homily given by Fr Tom Ryan SM. John Jago was born in Grafton, NSW, the first of five children. After completing his schooling at St John’s College, Lismore, he studied law […]

A Very Modern Model of a Marist Seminarian!

Formation for the modern Marist seminarian has changed drastically in recent years, with most of their formation now taking place overseas. Ben D’souza gives an insight into his formation experience. When I was first told that I would be going to Rome to study theology, it was one of those moments when I regretted taking […]

Monday 17 September

1 Corinthians 11:17-26,33; Psalm 40; Luke 7:1-10 Power to show love Placing the representative of the detested colonial power, the Romans, in a vulnerable, central role is extraordinary. A centurion has a Jewish servant who is gravely ill. Not only does the centurion like and care for the servant, he has been generous to the […]