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Sunday 17 June

ELEVENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Ezekiel 17:22-24, Psalm 92, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, Mark 4: 26-34 Jesus the Healer We usually associate the word ‘salvation’ with being rescued or redeemed; but the Latin ‘salve’ means also ‘to heal’. When we see Jesus as Healer, we become aware that this was the focus of his ministry. People […]

Sunday 3 June

BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Exodus 24: 3-8, Psalm 116B, Hebrews 9: 11-15, Mark 14: 12-16, 22 -26 The Heart of our faith Today’s gospel takes us through layers of history and tradition to a mystery so deep, we tremble. We are not reading about something that happened thousands of years ago. Jesus’ body and […]

Sunday 27 May

TRINITY SUNDAY Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40; Psalm 33; Romans 8:14-17: Matthew28:16-20 Father, Son and Holy Spirit Do I truly believe Jesus’ claim to have “all authority in heaven and on earth”? If so, then I will believe and act on all he taught and commanded; I will be “moved by the Spirit” to cry out “Abba, […]

Sunday 13 May

ASCENSION OF THE LORD Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20 Hope of his call Proclaim the Good News to all creation! What a challenge this is. But we have the promise of Jesus’ presence and power with us to live as believers and to proclaim his name. Jesus has promised that signs and […]

Sunday 6 May

6th SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 4:7-10; John 15:9-17 As I have loved you John reminds us that all love comes from God, that God first loved us and became man to take away our sins. Jesus invites our response to such love, indeed commands his friends to love […]

Sunday 29 April

Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 9:26-31; Ps 22; 1 John 3:18-24; John 15:1-8 Gardening On occasion, Jesus uses parables on gardening. Today it is pruning time – the grape vines. Rosarians will be familiar with pruning to encourage growth. Then the joy of having a prize-winning bloom. Jesus sees us as branches on the eternal […]

Sunday 22 April

Fourth Sunday of Easter Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118; 1 John 3:1-2; John 10:11-18 The Good Shepherd Jesus uses the analogy of the good shepherd caring for his flocks. The animals know and trust their guardian to look after their wellbeing. Our religious guardians care for our spiritual wellbeing. We know and trust them. Let us […]

Sunday 15 April

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3:13-15; 1 John 2:1-5; Ps 5; Luke 24:35-48 Jesus has risen from the dead The same passage from Luke, twice this month. I feel sorry for Jesus. There are many who still doubt his resurrection. One can understand his disappointment. Does he think – “What do I have to do […]

Sunday 8 April

Second Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6; Ps 118; John 20:19-31 Have faith Like others, Thomas would not believe what they were telling him about Jesus. He wanted proof – a most tangible proof. Jesus appears once again and no longer is Thomas a doubter; “My Lord and my God!” We have been […]

Sunday 1 April

Easter Sunday the Resurrection of the Lord Acts 10:34,37-43; Ps 118; Colossians 3:1-4 or 1Corinthians 5:6-8; John 20:1-9 Jesus has risen from the dead Mary Magdalen approaches the tomb with anxious steps. It is empty! What has happened? Has the body been stolen? She rushes to find Peter and the other disciples. Jesus has disappeared! […]