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Tag Archive for ‘Holy Spirit’

Tuesday 6 August

The Transfiguration of the Lord (f) Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Luke 9:28-36 Radiate God’s love today We sometimes say that a pregnant woman looks radiant. Something hidden fills her with love and life. At the Transfiguration, the Kingdom of God is unmasked in Christ and the hidden glory of God shines […]

Sunday 16 June

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; Psalm 8; John 16:12-15. The oneness of God Jesus frequently proclaims that the Father and he are one. What he teaches, he says, is given him by the Father. What he doesn’t teach will be brought to us by the Holy Spirit who will lead […]

Wednesday 29 May

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Psalm 148; John 16:12-15 Understanding Jesus comforts his listeners, assuring us of the genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit. He will speak God's words and truths. This is similar to a conference when sign language is used. The translator signs the exact message being spoken to listeners. He signs the words of […]

Monday 27 May

Acts 16:11-15; Psalm 149; John 15:26-16:4 Te Wairua Tapu — The Holy Spirit Jesus promised to send us help – the Holy Spirit. The Advocate. But he could not send him until Jesus himself had returned to the Father. But a Holy Spirit, a Wairua Tapu? This was new, he would advocate for us with […]

Monday 20 May

Acts 14:5- 18; Psalm 115; John 14:21-26 Active love The ten commandments are our Maker's instructions for a happy, healthy community. But Jesus' commands ask us to go further. Feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the sick. These are positive acts, not merely don't do this or that. They are demonstrations of […]

Saturday 2 February

The Presentation of the Lord Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 or Luke 2:22-32 It is the Lord! Simeon and Anna, open to and guided by the Holy Spirit, recognised the baby Jesus as their Lord, and as a ‘light to enlighten’ the world. This child was the one who would ‘suddenly enter […]

Saturday 29 December

1 John 2:3-11; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 5-6; Luke 2:22-35 To recognise Jesus When Hannah brought Samuel to the sanctuary of the temple to present him to God, she was greeted by the aged Eli. So, too, when his faithful Jewish parents present Jesus there, they are greeted by the aged Simeon and Anna. Guided by […]

On Confirmation

On Confirmation A summary of the General Audience May 23 Jesus entrusted a great mission to His disciples: “You are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world” (Cf. Matthew 5:13-16). They are images that make us think of our behaviour, because the lack or excess of salt makes food unpleasant, […]

The Holy Spirit

Lord, Holy Spirit, You blow like the wind in a thousand paddocks, Inside and outside the fences, You blow where you wish to blow. That is the first stanza of James K Baxter’s Song to the Holy Spirit which came to my mind when Fr Kevin Head asked for a guest editorial “on the topic […]

Monday 14 May

ST MATTHIAS, apostle Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 113; John 15:9-17 I chose you Jesus reminds disciples that it was he who chose them, not they who chose him. The reading from Acts shows how the Holy Spirit guided the apostles in their choice of who was to replace Judas as one of the twelve. Replacements and […]