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Sunday 27 February

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7; Psalm 92:2-3, 13-16; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45 From the store of goodness. Often what annoys us in others is what we don’t like to face in ourselves. We can be quick to judge or criticise but fail to see the plank in our own eye. These shortcomings […]

Sunday 20 February

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 11-13, 22-23; Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 Be compassionate There is a good saying which goes –‘be compassionate to everyone, starting with yourself.’ The first reading from Samuel and the Gospel today speak of compassion. It is good to be compassionate […]

Sunday 6 February

Waitangi Day 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 A true encounter There are clear messages given in the readings from Isaiah and the Gospel of Luke today. Isaiah meets God in the sanctuary and is sent out as his messenger. The disciples meet Jesus and are […]

Sunday 30 January

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17; 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30 Acceptance The One who proclaims the time of God’s acceptance is not accepted by his own people. The ministry he begins – and that will continue after his death-resurrection through the Church – is about acceptance. It is […]

Sunday 23 January

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Word of God Sunday Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; Psalm 19:8-10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Fulfilled among us In the Greek, Luke 1:1-4 is one long sentence in the cultured style of Greek writers. In beginning in this way, Luke signals that the Christian movement is not to hide […]

Sunday 16 January

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 Abundance The first meal in John connects the gifts of earth and people in an experience of eating and drinking at a wedding. Jesus does not intervene in processes of nature. He shares and increases the joy of ordinary people. […]

Monday 10 January

Week 1 in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 1:1-8; Psalm 116:12-19; Mark 1:14-20 A life-long adventure In the ancient world it was not usual for teachers to seek disciples. Instead, teachers attracted disciples. The action of Jesus, therefore, is striking and evokes the biblical figure of Wisdom who goes about calling her followers. These four fishermen […]

Sunday 14 November

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 The second coming What wonderful reminders of the promise of hope for us in these readings. Despite all the difficulties in life, we have the second coming to look forward to. We have the priceless gift of God’s sacrifice for our […]

Sunday 7 November

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 17:10-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 God’s love of the poor Today we hear of two poor widows. Each shows great generosity, despite their poverty. The first one is rewarded by an abundance of food, as God promised. The second, we assume, is also rewarded. God despises […]

Sunday 19 September

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 Let’s get our priorities right Jesus talks to his friends about what is going to happen to him. Confused, they argue about who is the most important. So Jesus takes a child and explains that how they treat children is how […]