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Wednesday 26 May

Ecclesiasticus 26:1,4-5,10-17; Psalm 79; Mark 10:432-45 Can you drink this cup? What a shocking question? How do I answer? Am I like the competitive James and John who wanted Jesus to do them a favour and allow them to be with Jesus in his glory? Who of us would not like to share in the […]

Tuesday 24 October

Romans 5: 12, 15, 17-21; Psalm 40; Luke 12: 35-38 Unfolding Our life this day is sheer gift. In the daily demands and as the 'to do' list expands, we do well to remember the giftedness of it all. Take a look at the night sky or the changing colour of light around us. It […]

Tuesday 25 July

ST. JAMES 2 Corinthians 4:7–15; Psalm 126; Matthew 20:20–28 Being with Jesus After Jesus talks about his coming death, we find misplaced desires and anger among his disciples. One asks that her sons be on his right and left in his kingdom. Jesus asks if they are able to drink ‘the cup’ of his passion. […]

Friday 14 October

Ephesians 1:11-14, Ps.33, Luke 12:1-7 The fullness of love Jesus used common objects and situations as metaphors for eternal truth. It was his way of helping people understand the love of God beyond all description. Often he chose images of small things: sparrows, hairs on our head, lilies, a coin, a lamp, a cup. Why […]

Wednesday 7 September

1 Corinthians 7:25-31, Ps 45B, Luke 6:20-26 Eucharistic ethics – blessed and broken Christ is the blessing cup of new wine (1 Cor 10:16). To the poor, he gives the blessing of the kingdom. To the hungry, Christ provides the blessing of real food. To the sorrowful, he gives the blessing of joyful comfort. To […]

Sunday 27 September

26th Week in Ordinary Time Numbers 11:25-29; Ps.19b; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 A cup of water My mother gave a cup of cold water to an old woman who came to our door. As young children, we used to tease this woman and then run away from her. At home, we avoided that […]

Sunday 13 September

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sunday 13 September 24th Week of Ordinary Time- Social Justice Week Isaiah 50:5-9; Ps.116A; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 Who do people say I am? Imagine walking a road with Jesus, a road near your own home. Jesus asks you: what do you say about me? What do I mean to you? What choices are […]

Thursday 2 April

HOLY THURSDAY Exodus 12:1-8,11-14; Ps 116; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-15 A model to follow Today we celebrate the gift of the Eucharist as seen in the Last Supper. Jesus breaks the bread and shares the cup which becomes his body and blood, the heart of our sacramental life. But the Gospel reminds us that […]

Thursday 17 April

Holy Thursday Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14, Ps 116B, 1Cor 11:23-26, John 13:1-15. Perfect love When Jesus took the bread and the cup at the Last Supper and gave them to his disciples, he instituted the Eucharist as a loving act of self-giving. When he then took the towel and the basin of water and washed the […]

Can You Bear It?

An old cowboy with his trusty horse and his faithful dog came to a high, white stone wall that looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, a tall arch topped by a golden letter “H” that glowed in the sunlight. . Parched and tired out by his journey, he called out, […]