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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 […]

Sunday 24 February

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; Psalm 103;1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38 God in us We are from the earth and of the earth, and within us is a spark of the divine. Our openness to God, who ‘forgives all our guilt … [and] redeems our life from the grave’, […]

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 […]

Sunday 10 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 Following him Saying ‘yes’ to God and following Christ wholeheartedly is not for the faint-hearted! While we may feel unworthy, as did Peter, or wretched and lost, as was Isaiah, the Lord still says to us, ‘follow me’. Just as with […]

Sunday 3 February

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; Psalm 71;1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13; Luke 4:21-30 God loves The readings tell us something about the wonder of love, God’s love, and call us deeper into that love. God knew us, chose us, and consecrated us before he formed us in the womb – from before the moment […]

Friday 1 February

Week 3 in Ordinary Time Hebrews 10:32-39; Psalm 37; Mark 4:26-34 Something better Wonders of creation, such as seeds sprouting, growing and producing crops, speak to us of God’s reign increasing. The reign of God grows slowly, almost unnoticeably, and, to the eyes of faith, surely. The eyes of faith see signs of hope everywhere, […]