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Sunday 27 May

TRINITY SUNDAY Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33; Romans 8:14-17: Matthew28:16-20 Father, Son and Holy Spirit Do I truly believe Jesus’ claim to have “all authority in heaven and on earth”? If so, then I will believe and act on all he taught and commanded; I will be “moved by the Spirit” to cry out “Abba, […]

Monday 21 May

7th WEEK ORDINARY TIME James 3:13-18; Psalm 19B; Mark 9:14-29 Wisdom … makes for peace The letter of James is full of real-life practical advice about harmony and justice within a community. Today highlights the dangers of jealousy and ambition – this is not an ambition to make the most of your talents, which is […]

Thursday 3 May

STs PHILIP & JAMES, apostles 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 19A; John 14:6.9 Believe on the evidence The apostles Philip and James are mentioned several times in the Gospels. They, like the other apostles, eventually came to fully believe and they did “ask in Jesus’ name” for the signs and miracles that convinced others that their […]

Wednesday 2 May

ST ATHANASIUS, B.D. Acts 15:1-6; Psalm 122; John 15:1-8 Make your home in me I like to have vases of flowers in my home, they make it more welcoming and cheerful. But there is no seed or fruit from these flowers as they are no longer attached to the main plant. It is the same […]

Wednesday 25 April

Anzac Day Wisdom 3:1-9; Ps 116; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 12:23-28 No greater love My uncle was killed on the first day of the battle of Crete. He, like so many in all the wars, even now, gave his life that we might have peace. Regrettably, we are not too good at keeping the peace. […]

Monday 23 April

Acts 11:1-18; Ps 42; John 10:1-10 or 10:11-18 Good or evil Once again Jesus offers us a choice, either follow him and receive eternal life or choose those who seek to destroy that which is good and holy. We are fortunate in Australasia that we have freedom to choose, whereas in many countries the option […]

Monday 16 April

Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119; John 6:22-29 Spread the good news They ask “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Should we ask the same question of ourselves? Encourage someone who has left the faith to return or someone who has shown interest. Support our religious in their work. Pray for those serving […]

Sunday 15 April

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:13-15; 1 John 2:1-5; Ps 5; Luke 24:35-48 Jesus has risen from the dead The same passage from Luke, twice this month. I feel sorry for Jesus. There are many who still doubt his resurrection. One can understand his disappointment. Does he think – “What do I have to do […]

Can You Bear It?

A man went to apply for a job. After filling out all of his applications, he waited anxiously for the outcome. The employer read all his applications and said, “We have an opening for people like you.” “Oh, great,” the man said, “What is it?” “It’s called the door.” Interviewer: “You have no experience in […]

Wednesday 28 February

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Psalm 31; Matthew 20:17-28 To serve is greatness In our first reading, Jeremiah experiences first-hand how the wicked are driven to seek out and destroy what is good, because the good stands ever as their accuser, reminding them of their guilt, and shaming them even in the midst of their arrogance. And power […]