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23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Psalm 95; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 Love always Jesus knew we would have problems dealing with human short-comings in community. So he gave us some guidelines, all based on love. Be discreet. Persevere. Get others to help you. Be gentle but firm. Sometimes you have to let people go. Putting on the heart […]

Sunday 17 November

33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time Malachi 3:19-20; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 Faith concrete and visible St Paul did not expect the Christians in Thessalonica to support him financially. He worked to earn his living whilst staying with them and preaching the Good News. He reminds the Thessalonians that the Christian faith should […]

Sunday 10 November

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time 2 Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14; Psalm 17;2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5; Luke 20:27-38 Listening to Jesus Sometimes our expectations get in the way of really appreciating an experience. It might be a TV series or a film we were excited about. It might be a holiday we have looked forward to for a […]

Sunday 3 November

31st Sunday of Ordinary Time Wisdom 11:22-12:2; Psalm 145; 2 Thessalonians 1:11-2:2; Luke 19: 1-10 Our Father Standing outside in the dark of the night, looking up at the stars, we can feel dwarfed by the immensity of the universe. Yet the author of Wisdom likens this universe to a ‘drop of morning dew that […]

Sunday 20 October

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time World Mission Day – Propagation of the Faith Collection Exodus 17:8-13; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8 Wisdom that leads to salvation The word ‘Mission’ comes from Latin ‘mittere’ ‘to send’. The Father sent his Son, Jesus sent his Apostles, who, ordained and sent out Bishops to gather the […]

Sunday 13 October

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Prayer to Respect Human Life 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 Only two foreigners returned to praise and thank God Naaman, a foreigner and leper – plus the ten lepers – were social outcasts in Jewish society, yet were healed because, in their desire […]

Tuesday 1 October

26th Week in Ordinary Time St Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor (M) Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 131; Matthew 18:1-5 In silence and peace St Thérèse Martin’s reputation goes before her. Born in 1873, at 15 she left her parents and two brothers to join her three sisters in the Carmelite Convent at Lisieux. […]

Sunday 25 August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 66:18-21; Psalm 117; Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13; Luke 13:22-30 The narrow door Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians persecuted for belief in Jesus and frustrated that he had not returned. They had drooping hands and weak knees! What a great image of the discouragement in faith we sometimes feel. Suffering […]

Sunday 18 August

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Psalm 40; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53 Prophets cause discomfort Why are prophets so uncomfortable to be around? They don’t follow the norms of political correctness and they speak inconvenient truths most of us are trying not to think about. People became upset at Jeremiah’s tales of destruction […]

Sunday 11 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48 Move freely with God Abraham and Sarah are inspirational models of faith, leaving home and not knowing their destination, actively searching for land, and trusting God for a child. Staying home and waiting on God’s promises would have been simpler. Their faith […]