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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 […]

Monday 10 June

MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH Acts 1:12-14; Judith 13:18-19; John 19:25-27 Mary present in the Church Mary was present at the major events of Jesus life. She was obviously there at his birth. She stood by the cross as he died and she was present with the disciples when he ascended to heaven. Mary was […]

Thursday 6 June

ST MARCELLIN CHAMPAGNAT, PRIEST, FOUNDER OF THE MARIST BROTHERS Acts 22:30, 23:6-11; Psalm 16; John 17:20-26 The oneness of love What Jesus prays for his disciples is quite extraordinary. He asks the Father that his disciples may know that they are loved by him as much as he is loved by the Father. That is […]

Wednesday 5 June

ST BONIFACE BISHOP, MARTYR Acts 20:28-38; Psalm 68; John 10:11-19 Jesus’ prayer for his disciples John’s gospel records Jesus’ prayer for us and for his disciples. His prayer is that we may be united with him and with the Father. Being one with him and with the Father does not mean that we be removed […]

Monday 3 June

ST CHARLES LAWANGA AND COMPANIONS, MARTYRS Acts 19:1-8; Psalm 68; John 16:29-33 Courage to believe St Charles Lawanga was martyred in Uganda in 1887. He had been an attendant to the king and a fervent Catholic. He was put to death with his companions because of their opposition to the king’s desires. In today’s gospel […]

Sunday 2 June

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Psalm 47; Luke 24:46-53 Being blessed In his final action while on Earth before he ascended to his Father in heaven, Jesus blessed his disciples. The disciples in turn worshipped him and then went joyfully to the Temple praising God. Today is one of those special […]

Abba Father – Who Are You? (5)

Watching our Language with God In the first article about Abba Father, we noted how, in talking about God, we reach a point when we run out of words. God’s mystery is so vast that, ultimately, we are reduced to silence. We can only sit still, wonder, desiring “we know not what”. It’s Faith reduced […]

Parables in Stained Glass (3)

The parable of the Lost Sheep is about a shepherd who left his flock (those who were already saved) to find the one sheep that was lost, and when he found it, rejoiced. I have seen many windows that show Jesus as the good shepherd, but only a small number that portray the parable. The […]

Saturday 1 June

ST JUSTIN, MARTYR Acts 18:23-28; Psalm 47; John 16:23-28 The Spirit of Truth St Justin was a martyr of the second century who wrote extensively in defence of the faith. I wonder what questions of faith he would be writing about today? There seem to be so many issues that confront our life of faith. […]

Thursday 30 May

Acts 18:1-8; Psalm 98; John 16:16-20 Evangelising the world Jesus’ followers were puzzled by the many references to time away. “A little time”, and “going away”. He was preparing them for when he returned to heaven. Their real work would then begin. To evangelise the world. They had received three years of intense training from […]