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Sunday 28 July

SEVENTEENTH WEEK ORDINARY TIME Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Teach me to pray There are fundamental human experiences that, like prayer, shape and reshape our hearts. That is why the prayers of others begin to make more sense as we mature. Prayers of sorrow and gratitude, prayers for protection and nurture, and […]

Sunday 21 July

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Genesis 18:1-10; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:24-28;Luke 10:38-42 Labels It’s very easy to label Martha a fusspot and to leave it at that! However, if we take the time to trace her development in the gospel of John [chapter 11], we see that she is the one who greets Jesus after […]

Sunday 30 June

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Psalm 16; Luke 9:51-62 What it means to be free When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free, so says Paul in his letter to the Galatians. It is a freedom from slavery to the law and a freedom from sin. […]

Sunday 23 June

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Psalm 110; Luke 9:11-17 The abundance of God The miracle of the loaves and fishes illustrates for us the abundant love that God has for us. It foreshadows the fullness of that love delivered to us in the gift of the […]

Sunday 16 June

FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY Proverbs 8:22-31; Romans 5:1-5; Psalm 8; John 16:12-15. The oneness of God Jesus frequently proclaims that the Father and he are one. What he teaches, he says, is given him by the Father. What he doesn’t teach will be brought to us by the Holy Spirit who will lead […]

Sunday 9 June

PENTECOST SUNDAY — Vigil Mass Genesis 11:1-9; Romans 8:22-27; Psalm 104; John 7:37-39 The Promises Jesus promised to send his Spirit to be with us until the end of time. He promised to provide fountains of living water for those who believe in him. When Paul writes his epistle to the Romans, he speaks eloquently […]

Sunday 2 June

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:17-23; Psalm 47; Luke 24:46-53 Being blessed In his final action while on Earth before he ascended to his Father in heaven, Jesus blessed his disciples. The disciples in turn worshipped him and then went joyfully to the Temple praising God. Today is one of those special […]

Sunday 26 May

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Psalm 67; Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14: 23-29 Freedom God has given us free will. If you love someone deeply, then you will free them from your restrictions. For parents, a deep love of our children allows us, when they mature, to give them the freedom to make […]

Sunday 19 May

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145; Apocalypse 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 Aroha nui — with deep affection Love is the theme of today's scriptures. God — kind, compassionate and abounding in love. Jesus instructed his apostles to love one another. His supreme act of love was his death for us, and his gift of […]

Sunday 12 May

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 13:14,43-52; Psalm 100; Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17; John 10:27-30 The way For thousands of years humans have recognised an intelligence, a spirit, a power, greater than themselves. God has worn many names, even today. Io, Creator, Almighty God, my God. The gospel is very specific, “I know them, and they know […]