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Sunday 14 October

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 What Do I Value Most? We’re told in the Gospel that Jesus loved the rich man and wanted him to follow him – but that wasn’t enough. The rich man did not have the freedom to let go of his possessions and […]

Sunday 7 October

27th SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 128, Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 Forming Relationships There is a striking contrast between the Pharisees and the little children in today’s Gospel. The Pharisees were able to get close to Jesus – but they used that freedom to try and catch him out. The children were initially […]

Sunday 30 September

Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19B; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 An undivided heart Jesus challenges the Twelve Apostles for having a narrow perspective toward the work of God. God does not only work through his chosen Apostles. God is open and generous. The disciples were abusing their authority by […]

Sunday 23 September

Twenty Fifth Week in Ordinary Time Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Psalm 54; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37 Seeing like Jesus The disciples cannot comprehend what Jesus is saying. Their thinking is set on human things. At the centre of their consciousness is the pursuit of status it seems. There is little room for others. The Christian welcomes […]

Sunday 16 September

Twenty Fourth Week in Ordinary Time Isaiah 50:5-9; Psalm 116A; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 Who is Christ? St Peter helps the identity of Jesus to be clarified. Jesus is not Elijah returned from the dead, neither one of the prophets nor John the Baptist. However, although Peter correctly describes Jesus as the Christ he rejects […]

Sunday 9 September

Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm 146; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37 Listening Jesus heals a deaf man with a speech impediment. In searching for the spiritual meaning of physical ailments we are mindful of the power of God’s word in the scriptures. Therefore, this deaf person stands for all who are deaf […]

Sunday 2 September

Twenty Second Week in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; Psalm 15; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8,14-15, 21-23 Purity of motive God’s laws shape our moral and spiritual lives. In the Gospel, Jesus explains this by way of the example of cultural purity and, in particular, food and hygiene. In fact, he explains that the […]

Sunday 26 August

Twenty First Week Ordinary Time Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18; Psalm 34; Ephesians 5:21-32; John 6:60-69 To whom shall we go? The message of Christ is challenging and rattles our cages of security, fear and status. To live and love his way is difficult. The path of his life may lead to crosses, unpopularity, weakness and suffering. […]

Sunday 19 August

Twentieth Week Ordinary Time Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalms 34; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 We live together Jesus tells us today that we live in him and he lives in us. What? He lives in me? When I think about this it makes me a living tabernacle. He lives in me. Strange thing is that he also […]

Sunday 12 August

Nineteenth Week Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4:30-5:2; John 6:41-51 Had enough? Jesus is the living bread who nourishes us for our journey. He is the one who can feed us when we have had enough of life and its weary challenges. He is the one who gives us himself so we […]