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Saturday 24 August

St Bartholomew, Apostle (f) Apocalypse 21:9-14; Psalm 145; John 1:45-51 Prejudices Jews despised Nazareth because it had a Roman garrison. Bartholomew (Nathaniel) asks what good could come from Nazareth. Despite this, he kept an open mind and went to see Jesus for himself. Prejudice involves preconceived ideas, embraced uncritically as our own. Bartholomew proves to […]

Monday 19 August

Judges 2:11-19; Psalm 106; Matthew 19:16-22 The Lord has pity In the Book of Judges, people are making appalling choices, yet the Lord has pity on them. God’s insistence on our freedom amazes and confuses me, yet gives me hope when I fail, and hope for others who make destructive life choices. The Lord has […]

Thursday 8 August

St Mary of the Cross McKillop (f) Judith 8:11-17, 28-31; Psalm 32; Matthew 6:25-34 Do not worry Mary McKillop lived the lesson of today’s Gospel. Trusting God in troubled times is challenging, yet Jesus reveals that the Father loves us beyond our wildest hopes. We are called to put God first and focus on living […]

Monday 5 August

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (om) Numbers 11:4-5; Psalm 81; Matthew 14:13-21 Trust in God Moses complained about the struggle of leading people, who, though physically free from slavery, yearned to return to what they knew. Have you ever made a good decision requiring change, then found yourself clinging to familiar patterns […]

Saturday 27 July

Exodus 24:3-8; Psalm 50; Matthew 13:24-30 Take time As with all blessings, the double blessing of seeing and hearing are gifts that we tend to take for granted. So, very enthusiastically, Jesus tells the disciples that they are so blessed, for the time of waiting for a Messiah is over and they are witnesses to […]

Sunday 14 July

FIFTEENTH WEEK ORDINARY TIMESea Sunday Deuteronomy 30:10-14; Psalm 69; Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 10:25-37 Being a good neightbour The Good Samaritan is a story engraved upon our hearts for he is the one ‘moved with pity’ for his neighbour in need. Every day we have the same opportunity to be a good neighbour to others, to […]

Saturday 13 July

Genesis 49:29-33, 50:15-26; Psalm 105; Matthew 10:24-33 Jesus the teacher Jesus is often portrayed in the scriptures as a rabbi and a teacher. All of us can surely recall a single teacher that seemed to draw the very best out of us – perhaps even qualities and talents that others had overlooked? That is what […]

Friday 28 June

THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS Ezekiel 34:11-16; Romans 5:5-11; Psalm 23; Luke 15:3-7 God’s unconditional love In today’s reading from Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find a wonderful description of the extravagance of God’s love for us. It is not because we are good or virtuous or deserving or even repentant that God […]

Wednesday 19 June

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Psalm 112; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 God knows God knows you. God created you and formed you before you were born. God chose you and loves you. God desires you and delights in you, just as you are. God knows what is in your heart and in your prayer even before you show […]


                  Solution for May Across: 1 Meal, 3 Ministry, 9 Rollick, 10 Tutor, 11 New Testament, 14 Tag, 16 Dante, 17 See, 18 Annunciation, 21 Atoll, 22 Tacking, 23 Transept, 24 Star.  Down: 1 Maronite, 2 Allow, 4 Irk, 5 Intemperance, 6 Tetanus, 7 Yard, 8 Mixed […]