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Tag Archive for ‘Good News’

Tuesday 5 November

Romans 12:5-16; Psalm 131; Luke 14:15-24 Rejection of God’s Kingdom The Father’s love for us is so strong that he passionately desires that we enter his kingdom by following his son Jesus. The parable communicates this passion of God for us by talking of a king who was enraged by the indifference of so many […]

Sunday 20 October

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time World Mission Day – Propagation of the Faith Collection Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8 Wisdom that leads to salvation The word ‘Mission’ comes from Latin ‘mittere’ ‘to send’. The Father sent his Son, Jesus sent his Apostles, who, ordained and sent out Bishops to gather the […]

Wednesday 4 September

Colossians 1:1-8; Psalm 52; Luke 4:38-44 Giving and receiving In this Gospel passage we see Jesus giving of himself to the point of exhaustion. Perhaps his early morning retreat to a deserted place was not only to pray but also to replenish his physical strength. Each of us is called to announce the Good News […]

Tuesday 11 June

ST BARNABAS, APOSTLE Acts 11:21-26, 13:1-3; Psalm 98; Matthew 10:7-13 The Good News is close at hand Jesus gave his apostles instructions when he sent them out to evangelise. No gold or silver, no haversack, no spare tunic. In other words, join the people you go to. Be one with them, not apart from them. […]

Wednesday 8 May

Acts 8:1-8; Psalm 66; John 6:35-40 God cares Persecution began the day Stephen was buried. The apostles dispersed to preach the Good News elsewhere. Without the harassment, they might have stayed home in comfort, among their friends. It is the same for us. In times of deep trouble, emotional or physical, we find new strengths. […]

Monday 11 June

St Barnabas, Apostle Acts 11:21-26; 13:1-3, Psalm 98, Matthew 10:7-13 Answering Jesus’ call Jesus sends his disciples out on a mission to heal without expectation of payment. He places further restrictions concerning what they may take with them – no money, no extra clothing. It is enough that they be given food for their work. […]

Saturday 7 April – Octave of Easter

Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118; Mark 16:9-15 Jesus has risen from the dead Jesus has now appeared three times to his followers. He is cross with them and rebukes them for their unbelief and hardness of heart. He tells them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” It is up to […]

Wednesday 28 June

St Irenaeus Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 105; Matthew 7:15-20 A sober moral tone What are the fruits of our faith? Do we live our faith? Do we allow the Gospel to influence our conduct? There is a sober moral tone in Matthew that reminds us to centre our attention on the teaching of Jesus. In […]

Saturday 20 May

Acts 16:1-10; Psalm 100; John 15:18-21 Know that the Lord is God As Paul continues to journey from town to town preaching to those who would listen, we can visualise him, a faithful Jew, resting in the evening and praying the Psalms. In today's Psalm he would be reassured that the Lord is God. We, […]

Wednesday 26 April

St Mark, Evangelist 1 Peter 5:5-14; Psalm 89; Mark 16:15-20 Wrapped in humility Having the virtue of humility implies depending primarily on God rather than on one’s own efforts. It is a necessary virtue for all of us who are called to ‘proclaim the Good News to all creation.’ Our task is simply to live […]