A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tag Archive for ‘Genesis’

Sunday July 24


 Seventeenth Week in ordinary time 
 Genesis 18: 20-32; Psalm 138: 1-8; Colossians 2: 12-14; Luke 11: 1-13 
 Prayer of petition 
 Abraham and Jesus both teach us wonderful things about prayer! Both make it clear that persevering prayer touches the heart of God. Jesus begins his prayer by addressing God as Father […]

Sunday 17 July

Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Genesis 18: 1-10; Psalm 15: 2-5; Colossians 1: 24-28; Luke 10: 38-42 The better part It is easy for us to sympathise with Martha, slaving away to prepare a good meal for their guest. Jesus’ words praising Mary for her attention to his words seem a little unfair. What do […]

Sunday 19 June

The Body and Blood of Christ Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110: 1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11-17 Source and Summit In the 1960’s all the Bishops gathered in the Second Vatican Council, explicitly taught all the People of God that the Eucharist – the Body and Blood of Christ – was the source and summit of […]

Thursday 7 April

St JOHN BAPTIST de la SALLE (M) Genesis 17:3-9, Psalm 105; John 8:51-59 “I am with you, always.” In the Covenant or Promise that God made with Abraham, God said he would be with Abraham always, regardless of the failures of Abraham and his people. Jesus is a part of that promise – a real […]

Friday 18 March

Psalm 105; Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46 God, gentle and masterful The Genesis and Matthew readings are linked. In Genesis, the story of Joseph, being given away by his jealous brothers, is an early foreshadowing of Christ being rejected. Despite everything, God still achieves his plan – through Joseph saving his people from […]

Sunday 13 March

SECOND WEEK OF LENT Psalm 27; Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 9:28-36 Listen to him All of today’s readings make a single point- put your faith and trust in God. In Psalm 27 we have those wonderful words, “Yahweh is my light and my salvation.” In Genesis we have Abraham who “put his faith […]

Friday 17 December

Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Psalm 72:1-4, 7-8, 17; Matthew 1:1-17 Family trees and all that Many of us have had surprises when we’ve delved into our ancestry. We’ve found unsuspected skeletons in our forebears’ cupboards. The Lord Jesus’ family tree may also surprise us. An incestuous relationship is part of it. So too are two adulterers. […]

Wednesday 8 December

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (S) Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Psalm 98:1-4; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 Tainted nature’s solitary boast With one exception, we have all been injured by falling off the cliff of Original Sin. The Lord Jesus is at the foot of the cliff to heal us through his passion, […]

Sunday 3 October

27TH SUNDAY ORDINARY TIME Venerable Suzanne Aubert Day Genesis 2:18-24; Psalm128; Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 Not alone We were not created to live alone or to live lonely lives. We are incomplete without one another, as John Donne’s famous line reminds us, No man is an island. Today’s readings invite us to look at all […]

Saturday 10 July

class=”Apple-converted-space”> Genesis 49:29-33, 50:15-25, Psalm 105, Matthew 10:24-33 God’s love transforms life The Pharisees called Jesus ‘Beelzebul’ (Mt 9:34). Good is sometimes labelled evil. Christians today are not immune. Jesus tells us not to fear but to consider who we are to God. Even if you feel as insignificant as a sparrow, God never loses […]