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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 27 January

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; Psalm 18 (19) 8-10, 15; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21 Freedom Today’s Gospel has Jesus beginning his ministry. He is full of the Spirit. The Spirit leads him to teach, enlighten, heal and free people. This is happening among us now. We can hear the word […]

Sunday 20 January

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-10; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11 Transformation It is Calvary that sheds a wonderful light on the Cana story. Mary is present. Jesus takes something ordinary (water- human life) and makes a transformation (wine – salvation). He takes what we have and who we are […]

Sunday 13 January

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 28 (29):1-4, 9-10; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 Mission Jesus’ Baptism begins his public ministry. The appointed time has come. The Spirit shows his presence. The Father’s voice is heard. Jesus’ life is changed irrevocably. He assumes this new phase of his life and mission. […]

Sunday 6 January

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 71 (72): 1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany Like the Wise Men we bring what we have to offer the God who comes to meet us. We might not have gold, frankincense and myrrh, but we have our hearts, our hopes and our good […]

Sunday 30 December

The holy family 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; Psalm 83 (84):2-3, 5-6, 9-10; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52 Mary’s song Mary’s reference to ‘generation after generation’ and the promise ‘made to our ancestors, to Abraham and his descendants’ includes the land. She walks on the land promised to her ancestors. Her pregnant body is sustained […]

Sunday 16 December

Third Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 What should we do? John the Baptist gives hand-on, down-to-earth advice to three groups – the crowds, the tax collectors and the soldiers – when they ask him, ‘What should we do?’ A central concern of Luke lies beneath this question: nothing so […]

Sunday 25 November

Our Lord Jesus Christ,Universal King Daniel 7:13-14; Ps 93, Revelations 1:5-8; John 18:33-37 Not me, surely? In this exchange between Pilate and Jesus, Pilate has such a fixed world view he cannot possibly understand the truth of Jesus’ message. This inability to listen to ‘my voice’ is not restricted to Pilate. Apostles, saints, church leaders […]

Sunday 18 November

Thirty Third Week Ordinary Time Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 Words To see with eyes of faith, we are asked to recognise those things that are of God and not of this world. The things that will endure. Words uttered at the very beginning of creation, made flesh in Jesus and […]

Sunday 11 November

Thirty Second Week Ordinary Time 1 Kings 17:10-16; Ps 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 The generous heart The widow gave two of the smallest coins in circulation, but they are a profound symbol of her sacrifice of support for the Temple and her inner dedication and generosity. This is in contrast to the hypocrisy of […]