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Saturday 12 October

Joel 4:12-21; Psalm 97; Luke 11:27-28 Give glory to his holy name A woman in the crowd listening to Jesus, spontaneously praised him by praising his mother: “Happy the womb that bore you and the breasts you sucked!” Jesus replied that, in God’s eyes, his mother’s relationship of Spirit-filled obedience in faith is greater because […]

Friday 11 October

Joel 1:13-15, 2:1-2; Psalm 9:1-6; Luke 11:15-26 Pope St John XXIII (OM) The day of the Lord is coming The Old Testament prophet Joel warned the people that “the day of the Lord is coming, yes it is near”. In his public ministry of teaching, healing and casting out devils, Jesus proclaimed that the day […]

Wednesday 9 October

Jonah 4:1-11; Psalm 86; Luke 11:1-4 May God’s name be held holy Christians pray with Jesus in the Holy Spirit to his Father who is ‘our Father’. Jesus begins his prayer by revering his Father’s Holy Name. Then, he begs our Father to establish the Kingdom of heaven in our heart. Every day we’re to […]

Tuesday 8 October

Jonah 3:1-10; Psalm 130; Luke 10:38-42 Martha welcomed Jesus Jesus loved his friends Martha, Mary and their brother Lazarus who lived in Bethany. When Martha welcomed Jesus into their home, Mary “sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking”. Martha, doing what needed to be done in the kitchen, became distracted because she […]

Monday 7 October

Our Lady of the Rosary (M) Acts 1:12-14; Response: Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55; Luke 1:26-38 Hail Mary, full of grace The Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Christ-centred prayer. Just as the ‘Hail Mary’ in each decade focuses on Jesus – ‘fruit’ of Mary’s womb – as the centre-point, so, too, Jesus is the […]

Sunday 6 October

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Celebration forVenerable Suzanne Aubert Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 The upright live through faithfulness Suzanne Aubert’s profound faith and love for Jesus, plus the encouragement of St John Vianney, her spiritual director, brought her from France to New Zealand. Her dedication to Jesus […]

Saturday 5 October

/p> Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29; Psalm 69; Luke 10:17-24 The eternal God reared you Baruch told the Jewish people that while their going into exile was due to their disobedience, God still loved them. In the Gospel, Jesus chastises Chorazin and Bethsaida (Jewish towns) for rejecting him. “For if the miracles had been done in Tyre […]

Wednesday 2 October

The Guardian Angels (M) Exodus 23:20-23; Psalm 91; Matthew 18:1-5, 10 You will find refuge Thank God for your Guardian Angel! God comforts us: “I myself will send an angel before you to guard you as you go and to bring you to the place that I have prepared. Give him reverence … My angel […]

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Sunday 29 September

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Amos 6:1, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Social Justice The main lesson we can learn from Jesus’ parable and Amos’ words is that the huge gap between the few who are extremely rich and the many who are destitute in our world is totally immoral. In fact, […]