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Tag Archive for ‘Ordinary Time’

Sunday 17 January

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20; John 1:35-42 Look with the eyes of faith John, the writer of the Gospel, describes the call of the first disciples in a way that is full of seeing, looking, watching! But what he is describing is not just something physical […]

Monday 23 November

34th Week in Ordinary Time Apocalypse 14:1-5; Psalm 24; Luke 21:1-4 Noticing God Feminine love can be extremely generous even in hard times. It admits of weakness and a need for a personal God. Jesus “looked up”, saw what was obvious, then “noticed” the widow’s offering and loved what he saw. He loved it so […]

Sunday 15 November

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Psalm 128; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 At home with God The portrait of the perfect wife is an image of a person who is ‘at home’ with herself in the world. Two of the servants in the Gospel show the same comfort. The other is […]

Sunday 8 November

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63; 1Thess 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Seek wisdom Seeking wisdom is a very feminine thing to do. A person does not really know where to look or whether he or she will recognise wisdom when she reveals herself. The foolish bridesmaids are very much into the moment and […]

Tuesday 3 November

Thirty First Week in Ordinary Time Philippians 2:5-11; Psalm 22; Luke 14:15-24 Living God’s plan What does it mean to be the same as Jesus Christ in our minds? Is that what I know as being Christ-like? St. Paul suggests that it is a deep state of being holy in which a person is close […]

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 […]