A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tag Archive for ‘life’

Sunday 17 February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 17:5-8; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26 No worries It can be an irritating expression, ‘no worries’, especially for those inclined to fret, to fear the worst, to tremble with anxiety at the drop of a hat! And the Lord says that we are blessed if […]

Wednesday 13 February

Genesis 2:4-9, 15-17; Psalm 104; Mark 7:14-23 Bless the Lord! God, who made everything good, also gave us freedom. We are free to do good, or to do wrong; to choose life and fullness of life, or to reject it. God made us for God, and in the end we cannot be satisfied with anything […]

Fr Cleofas Waisu Harisimae SM

Born 25 April 1976 in Malaita, Solomon Islands, Diocese of Auki Professed 28 December 2000, at Marist Training Centre, Tutu, Taveuni, Fiji Ordained 10 December 2005 Died 19 October 2018 in Honiara Fr. Cleofas was the third born in a family of nine. Philip, his father has died. Noella, his mother, is here with us, […]

Sunday 27 January

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; Psalm 18 (19) 8-10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Freedom Today’s Gospel has Jesus beginning his ministry. He is full of the Spirit. The Spirit leads him to teach, enlighten, heal and free people. This is happening among us now. We can hear the word […]

Wednesday 23 January

Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17; Psalm 109 (110):1-4; Mark 3:1-6 Healing A withered hand. The Lord intervenes. The hand is restored. He was grieved at their hardness of heart. Perhaps it is time to renew our faith in the compassion of Jesus. We can let his compassion touch whatever in us is withered or dry or useless. […]

Sunday 20 January

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 Transformation It is Calvary that sheds a wonderful light on the Cana story. Mary is present. Jesus takes something ordinary (water- human life) and makes a transformation (wine – salvation). He takes what we have and who we are […]

Thursday 17 January

ST ANTHONY Hebrews 3:7-14; Psalm 94 (95) 6-11; Mark 1:40-45 Being radical Martyrdom was petering out and Christian life was becoming more mainstream. Anthony of Egypt leads the way in a radical surrender to God and a remarkable living out of the Gospel. He was a pioneer of what we now call religious life. Often […]

Monday 7 January

1 John 3:22-4:6; Psalm 2:7-8, 10-11; Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 Love To love one another is a daily challenge. Sometimes people seem to be so difficult to love. Sometimes love is the very last thing that appeals to us. But God’s love is constant, persevering and generous and when we love as God loves there is […]

Sunday 30 December

The holy family 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Psalm 83 (84):2-3, 5-6, 9-10; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52 Mary’s song Mary’s reference to ‘generation after generation’ and the promise ‘made to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants’ includes the land. She walks on the land promised to her ancestors. Her pregnant body is sustained […]

Tuesday 25 December

Christmas Day Mass During the Day Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 97 (98):1-6; Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18 Inserted in God’s cosmic story Jesus is not only a new-born human baby. The prologue (John 1:1-18) inserts him into God’s never ending, interconnected cosmic story in ways that recall both biblical and ancient cosmologies. ‘In the beginning’ evokes the […]