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Sunday 14 April

Passion (Palm) Sunday Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalm 22; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 19:28-40 Going up to Jerusalem The week begins. The life of Jesus isn’t about success. It’s about a revealing of salvation for all who choose to be with him. Today they acclaim him. On Friday they will crucify him. He knows how fickle we can […]

Sunday 7 April

Fifth Sunday of Lent Isaiah 43:16 -21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14, John 8:1-11 Woman, where are they? When we allow ourselves to be influenced by Jesus, we enter a more loving world which is free from condemnation. You see, it ceases to be about us, and is more about others, and the sheer joy of […]

Sunday 31 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 34; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 Return to the Lord We hear the story of the Prodigal Son again today. It reminds us that the season of Lent is about returning and coming home to the Lord. It is a time to reflect on our lives and […]

Sunday 24 March

Third Sunday of Lent Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Like the fig tree The Lord is always patient with us and he does not forget us. Sometimes we can think that we have to prove our love of God all the time through prayer and petition. But the Lord […]

Sunday 17 March

Second Sunday of Lent Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 9:28-36. The glory of the Lord We hear of the glory of the Lord today in the story of the Transfiguration. He is the Son of God, the Chosen One. In his talking to Moses and Elijah we see that he is also […]

Sunday 10 March

First Sunday of Lent Deuteronomy 26:4-10; Psalm 91; Romans 10:8-13; Luke 4:1-13. Temptation in the desert The deserts of our lives can be places of temptation. The ‘desert’ can be when we are alone or lonely, afraid or in turmoil. We can turn to things which don’t provide what we really need in the mistaken […]

Sunday 3 March

eighth sunday in ordinary time Ecclesiasticus 27:4-7; Psalm 92; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-46 The store of goodness The readings today remind us that what is inside us will show itself by what we say and do. Most of us are a mixed bag, with goodness and sinfulness mixed together. Growth in holiness means accepting […]

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 […]