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Wednesday 28 August

St Augustine (m) 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Psalm 139; Matthew 23:27-32 “Late have I loved you …” St Augustine speaks of God being within him but not discovered, because he was gorging on the externals of life. We see an echo of that in Jesus’ words: you appear to people from outside like good honest people, […]

Monday 28 August

St Augustine 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5, 8-10; Psalm 149; John 4:7-16 Restless hearts The conversation between Jesus and the woman at the well is the platform for Jesus to reveal himself as the source of ‘living water’ that will quench every thirst. St Augustine found this water only after aimless searching, with the realisation that, as […]

Wednesday 21 August

pope St Pius X – memorial Judges 9:6-15, Ps. 21, Matthew 20:1-16 Late have I loved you! Our innate sense of justice struggles with this gospel. We squirm thinking we might get less than our due. Perhaps deep inside we feel we deserve something from God? Maybe this gospel exposes our deep feeling that sin […]

Crossword by Max

  The November Crossword was won by Clare Cole of Palmerston North from 4 correct entries Dec-Jan Solution Cryptic clues are explained below Across: 7 Aviary, 8  Wholly – contains holly a festive decoration 10 Mere, 11 Christmas – Shirt scam anagram, indicated by “contains” 12 Alto – remove hugh from “although”, alto remains 14 In absentia – in a basinet anagram […]

Saturday 27 August

St Monica 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11, Ps.98, Matthew 14-30 Making the most of our talents St Monica was born in North Africa in 332AD. She is best known as the mother of St Augustine of Hippo. She had four children altogether. Monica was a mother who saw potential in her son. She prayed continually and in […]