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A Brief History of Holy Week

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. S.D. Gordon Without the resurrection, Christianity would be so much wishful thinking, taking its place alongside all other human philosophy and religious speculation. John MacArthur We cannot give up in the face of evil. God is Love and he has defeated evil through Christ’s death and resurrection. Pope […]

Tuesday 16 April

Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 71; John 13:21-23, 36-38 …you will follow me later… During this week we are invited to be with Jesus. We have lived through many Holy Weeks and Easter celebrations, and it is never just a holiday time for us. Yet can we be attentive to this Holy Week, right here and now, […]

Wednesday 23 March

Wednesday in Holy Week Isaiah 50:4-9, Ps 69, Matthew 26:14-25 I stumble like Judas The prophet makes it clear to me that as a disciple of Jesus Christ I am a person whose feelings and senses are assaulted as Calvary looms. Suffering with Jesus Christ is so much more than having a long-distance, empathetic vision […]

Tuesday 22 March

Tuesday in Holy Week Isaiah 49:1-6, Ps 71, John 13:21-23, 36-38 I am human like Peter Am I present with my troubled Lord as he does what has to be done, as he obeys God’s will for himself and for me? Jesus Christ knows he is doing the right thing. He speaks of this right […]

Monday 21 March

Monday in Holy Week Isaiah 42:1-7, Ps 27, John 12:1-11 I am intuitive like Mary Mary loves Jesus. The suffering prophet loves God. Judas cannot love as well as these two. His sins tell of his greater love for the things of this world. His heart is untouched even by ‘the poor.’ He cannot ‘see’ […]

Good Friday At Okarito

On Good Friday a group of people made a pilgrimage walk from the Okarito Domain next to the beach, to the trig. It is a distance of about 1.8km each way and a height gain of 250 metres. Okarito is a small settlement on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is famous […]

Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1-6, Ps. 71, John 13:21-33,36-38 “One of you will betray me” When we hear “one of you will betray me,” we immediately think of Judas not ourselves. But the disciples looked at each other wondering who it might be. In Eucharist we receive bread from the hand of Jesus like Judas. Jesus hands himself […]

Monday of Holy Week. 30th March

Isaiah 42:1-7, Ps. 27, John 12:1-11 What does loving Jesus cost me? Spikenard, which is worth almost a year’s wages is a symbol on Pope Francis’ crest. Mary humbly lavishes the perfume on Jesus’s feet spreading fragrance everywhere. Catholic devotional life is meant to be explosive, in a sense subversive and countercultural, spreading the fragrance […]

The Holy Week Retreat at the Catholic Discipleship College

For the first time, Catholic Discipleship College held an open Holy Week retreat, inviting anyone interested to join the students in journeying through the mysteries of our Lord’s suffering, death and resurrection. The local Catholic community responded generously, with over twenty people visiting per day and around forty people attending cumulatively. The Holy Week Retreat […]

Wednesday 16 April

Wednesday of Holy Week Isaiah 50:4-9, Ps 69, Matt 26:14-25 When plans go so wrong “Not I, Rabbi, surely?” When Judas Iscariot asked Jesus this question, did he ever think that his plan to sell Jesus for thirty pieces of silver would end up such a horrendous mistake? Did he ever believe that the kingdom […]