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Saturday 18 October

FEAST OF ST LUKE, EVANGELIST 2 Timothy 4:10-17; Ps 145; Luke 10:1-9 Having a bad day St Paul was out of sorts – grumpy, even — when he wrote today’s section of the letter to Timothy. All of us have a right to have a bad day now and again. And as with Paul, ‘the […]

Sunday 5 October

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 5:1-7; Ps 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Building the City of God We have been given so many gifts; everything we are and have is pure gift of God, and as people of the reign of God we are to produce fruit. While there is no need to […]

Friday 12 September

1 Cor 9: 16-19 ; Psalm 84; Luke 6: 39-42 Flip side The first three Gospels record Our Lord’s twofold commandment of love. The Fourth Gospel gives us the Lord’s New Commandment. In all his letters, with one exception, St Paul exhorts us to love others. But we can only love God and our fellow […]

Sunday 3 August

Eighteenth SUNDAY in Ordinary Time Isaiah 55:1-3; Ps 145; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 God’s infinite love St Paul’s letter to the Romans couldn’t be clearer – nothing exists that can come between us and the love of God. He lists example after example to stress his point. When we read his words do we […]

Friday 7 February

Memorial of St Paul Miki and Companions Ecclesiasticus 47:2-11; Ps 18; Mark 6:14-29 Who would be a King? Today’s readings are about two very different kings of Israel. The first reading praises David, the second tells of Herod who had John the Baptist beheaded. But recall the sins David committed, so were the two kings […]

St Paul, Evangelizer – Ways out of Ourselves

St Paul the Evangelizer Pope Francis on the attitude of the good evangelizer: open to all, ready to listen to all, without exclusions. The example given by the Pope is that of the Apostle Paul in the Areopagus proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ among the worshippers of idols. According to the Pope, the way […]

Wednesday 13 February

ASH WEDNESDAY Joel 2:12-18, Ps.51, 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2, Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Turn back to Me How do I regard Lent? Maybe as a penitential time, a time for self-denial, fasting, prayer? Lent is all these things but if we concentrate solely on them we miss a great blessing. Lent is a time to hear the call […]

Sunday 3 February

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19, Ps.71, 1 Cor.12:31-13:13, Luke 4:21-30 Love is eternal Todays’ second reading, from St Paul to the Corinthians, must be one of the best known passages in the Bible. So well- known we sometimes lose the wonder of it. For our prayer today could we try and read […]

Friday 26 October

Ps.24, Ephesians 4:1-6, Luke 12:54-59 All is one I believe that somewhere in the concept of “one-ness” lies the key to the mystery of the universe. St Paul hints at the “one-ness” of everything in today’s 1st Reading. “Unity” comes from the Latin “unus” meaning “one”. “Trinity” comes from “tri”, meaning “three”, and “unus” meaning […]

Friday 12 October

Ps.111, Galatians 3:7-14, Luke 11:15-26 Deliverance from evil Casting out devils and unclean spirits are not part of our modern day life experience. But our modern medical and scientific knowledge is limited to the natural, material world. The supernatural world, inaccessible to natural science, is largely a mystery to us, but there are real forces […]