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Letting Jesus In

It’s a truism that Jesus needs to be at the centre of our lives as people of faith. No-one really disagrees with this assertion. However, it’s another matter making it real. In a complex, sophisticated society, we have many other matters that absorb our attention and energy. At the moment, uncertainty about the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Monday 23 August

1 Thessalonians 1:2-5, 8-10; Psalm 149; Matthew 23:13-22 The call to live our faith We live our lives by faith. Our faith is faith in a person. Jesus remains at the core of our living and the way we go about our daily lives speaks louder than any words we might offer about our faith […]

Sunday 20 June

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Job 38:1, 8-11; Ps 106; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17; Mark 4:35-41 Does your faith reassure others? We are familiar with the story of Jesus, calming the storm and the message it contains. But there is an intriguing detail; “They took him just as he was”—the implication being that Jesus did not […]

Friday 14 May

St Matthias, Apostle (F) Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17 Man of faith Matthias was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. His calling as an apostle is unique in that he was not chosen personally by Jesus, who had already ascended into heaven. He was chosen before the Holy Spirit came down upon the early […]

Monday 26 April

ST MARK, EVANGELIST (F) 1 Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20 Strong in faith Every disciple of Jesus is challenged to live the Gospel. Jesus entrusts each one of us with the task of continuing his mission and spreading the Good News of our salvation. The challenge is for us to live as he lived, […]

Sunday 18 April

3rd Sunday OF EASTER Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Psalm 5; 1 John 2:1-5; Luke 24:35-48 The gift of faith Faith is a gift. It is not easy to believe what we have not witnessed. Jesus understood well how difficult it was for his disciples to believe that he had risen from the dead. “Touch me,” he […]

Sunday 17 January

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20; John 1:35-42 Look with the eyes of faith John, the writer of the Gospel, describes the call of the first disciples in a way that is full of seeing, looking, watching! But what he is describing is not just something physical […]

Saturday 19 December

Judges 13:2-7, 24-25; Psalm 71; Luke 1:5-25 The challenge of faith Zechariah is like most of us! We find it so hard to believe that God will act in our lives when things get difficult! Samson’s mother and father seem to have had more faith, though the miracle of the conception of Samson was no […]

Shame, Hope and the Church: A Journey with Mary

by Thomas Ryan, SM St Pauls Publications 2020 Reviewed by Fr Brian Cummings SM With so much having been written about the sexual abuse crisis within the Church, and, no doubt, with still much to be written, there can be a certain sense of weariness when faced with yet another book on the topic. However, […]

I believe …

For me, one of the most moving moments at Mass is hearing my neighbour in the pews recite the Creed. Whether or not this is someone that I know personally, it is always a very emotional moment. We are all publicly proclaiming our faith – something that we do not often do in other circumstances. […]