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Wednesday 30 March

Acts 3:1-10, Ps 105, Luke 24:13-35 Men of faith With Eucharistic hindsight these men remembered how their hearts burned on the road. This personal, memorial love for Christ is a slow burning form of urgency I need when my evangelising outreach loses its initial fire. Unless my heart burns within me and this burning love […]

Sunday 7 June

The Body and Blood of Christ. Exodus 24:3-8, Ps 116B, Hebrews 9:11-15, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26. In the Eucharist we do not have the Jesus of history, but have Christ with us here and now, truly, fully, completely. He gives to us the same graces and blessings as he gave to his disciples on earth. He […]

Sunday 22 June

The Body & Blood of Christ Deuteronomy 8: 2-3,14-16, Ps. 147B, 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17, John 6: 51-58 Eating the living Person Am I a Eucharistic person? Sometimes it is hard to love the mystery of Jesus being bodily present in Holy Communion. Loving the Mass that we wrap around the Eucharist is easier and […]

Sunday 1 June

Ascension of the Lord Acts 1: 1-11, Ps. 47, Ephesians 1: 17-23, Mathew 28: 16-20 Evangelise now From one in authority comes a command, not a suggestion, to evangelise. As Jesus leaves his disciples he speaks explicitly of baptism and implicitly of his presence with us for all time in the Eucharist. Going to Mass […]

Monday 10 February

Memorial of St Scholastica 1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13; Ps 132; Mark 6:53-56 Where is Jesus? In the first reading and Psalm, God was in the Ark – perhaps the modern-day equivalent is the Tabernacle. In the Gospel, Jesus, son of God, was in the countryside. Which raises the question – where is Jesus for you? […]

February Crossword

  Solution for December: The winner of the Marist Messenger pen for the November Crossword was Mrs J O’Neill of Brightwater. Across: 2 Panegyric – Anagram of “I nag Percy” indicated by “to produce” 9 Ins – Anagram of “sin” indicated by “upturns” 11 Dupe 12 Tell 13 Iambs 14 See – Pun of  “look”, […]

Thursday 22 August

Queenship of Mary – memorial Judges 11:29-39, Ps.40, Matthew 22:1-14 Mary, our Queen, help us joyfully share the wedding invitation Who doesn’t love weddings, especially those attended by the Queen? They are celebrations of love. Guests anticipate them for months, buying presents, choosing clothes, making plans. Baptism invites us to the heavenly wedding banquet clothing […]

Monday 5 August

Numbers 11:4-15, Ps.81, Matthew 14:13-21 Share the merciful presence of Christ Jesus wanted solitude after John’s death. That human detail amplifies the miracle that follows. The disciples report needs, whereas Jesus asks for active compassion. How well do we comprehend this? Parishes are not just for registered parishioners. At every Mass we’re called to bring […]

Reclaiming Generation Y

GENERATION Y is short hand for the generation of the new Millennium, born in the mid-80s and later. They follow Generation X,born in the 60s and 70s, who are in turn the children of the Baby Boomers – the post war generation. One of the saddest sights today is a church with few young people […]

Yes, I Believe

It was Divine Mercy Sunday when three things joined together in my mind. Two babies were being Christened at the beginning of Mass, and we all joined in affirming our faith…. “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting”…. How could our material bodies last forever? My doubting mind wondered. Then came […]