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Friday 6 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118; John 21:1-14 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus calls four fisherman, Peter, Andrew, James and John, to be his first disciples. Now, after so much anxiety and uncertainty, they need a break. As a fisherman Peter naturally says, “I am going fishing.” Jesus knows what Peter and his mates will […]

Thursday 5 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 3;11-26; Ps 8; Luke 24:35-48 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus appears to the gathering of disciples. “Peace be with you.” They are puzzled, incredulous. “It is me. Look at my hands and feet.” Then he eats with them. He goes to great lengths to prove he has risen. It is not a […]

Wednesday 4 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105; Luke 24:13-35 Jesus has risen from the dead Luke’s reading makes the resurrection ‘official’. There were doubts in the disciples minds about a resurrection. Now Jesus has walked with two disciples and celebrated the Eucharist. The two recounted this to the others. Their doubts are set aside. Jesus is risen – […]

Tuesday 3 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33; John 20:11-18 Jesus has risen from the dead John describes Mary Magdalen weeping outside the empty tomb. Mary who had accompanied Jesus to Calvary. Anointed his body. She is overcome with grief at the empty tomb. Then her reward to be the first to meet Jesus. Joyful news to tell the […]

Monday 2 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 2:14,22-33; Ps 16; Matthew 28:8-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Matthew writes that the two Marys have found the tomb empty. They rush away to tell the disciples “Jesus has risen” Then they meet him! What joy they must experience. Jesus has risen – Christianity is alive and well as it is now […]

An Easter Sunday Reflection

What an alarming moment as Mary Magdalene and the disciples discover the empty tomb where Jesus had laid. Along with all the disciples, and with Jesus’ mother Mary, Mary Magdalene has been through several days of deep grief. The one who had held all their hopes was defeated, killed, destroyed, and along with his death […]

Reflections on Emmaus

We lament the state the world is in, understandably. There is so much sadness. So many people suffering as victims – of floods, fires, road accidents; or of mental, physical and sexual violation, hunger and malnutrition, homelessness; of slavery, sex trafficking, environmental destruction … the list of human misfortune and exploitation makes for truly sad […]

Monday 3 July

ST.THOMAS, APOSTLE Ephesians 2:19–22; Psalm 117; John 20:24–29 Always a choice Nothing suggests anyone was missing on Easter night when Jesus appeared. Thomas, however, was ‘not with’ the gathered disciples and is one of generations who will know the Resurrection, not through the experience of Easter, but through the testimony of the Church: ‘We have […]

Monday 1 May

Third Week of Easter Acts 6:8-15; Psalm 119G; John 6:22-29 Sharing our treasure Like the disciples who walked with Jesus in Galilee, we too have been seeking him in our daily lives. In John's Gospel Jesus challenges us to face up to our motives in trying to stay close to him. Are we merely looking […]

Monday 24 April

Second Week of Easter Acts 4:23-31; Psalm 2; John 3:1-8 Born of the Spirit God’s Holy Spirit can work wonders through us, and can enable us to ‘proclaim (God’s) message with all boldness, through the name of God’s holy servant Jesus.’ Through the Sacraments, and through our openness to the Spirit, God’s power is in […]