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Sunday 9 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13; Psalm 85; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33 Walking on the sea Biblical traditions record that “walking on the sea” is something God does – God prevails over creation. By “walking on the sea”, Jesus does what God does. He shows God’s presence and basileia (reign) prevailing over […]

Sunday 2 August

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145; Romans 8:35,37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 Moved with compassion Psalm 145 tells us that God is “gracious and merciful” (raḥamîm). This Hebrew word for merciful means 'womb love' – the deep-down love of a mother. A pattern, or triad, found in today’s gospel reveals something very special about […]

Sunday 26 July

17th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Psalm 119:129-136;Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 Lord, give me wisdom God asks Solomon a remarkable question: “Ask me what you would like me to give you”. Solomon, as King, asked for wisdom to tell the difference between right and wrong in what he was doing. The two […]

Sunday 19 July

16th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 God loves and forgives me The Wisdom writer speaks of God in very reverent terms – “You are so good, so caring, so powerful, but so lenient in your forgiveness”. Truly, we have a God who loves each one of us. […]

Sunday 12 July

15th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 65; Romans: 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 The sower and the seed Take time to read and imagine today’s parable. Picture the sower sowing seed with easy sweeps of his hand. The seed goes anywhere and everywhere, good ploughed ground and not so good, some into the soil and […]

Sunday 5 July

14th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME. Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 My yoke is easy Jesus is well aware that his teachings are a challenge to his disciples. He encourages them, and us, not just by his words, but also by his own example. Yes, at times we are ‘overburdened’ and feel […]

Sunday 28 June

13th Sunday Ordinary Time 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Ps.89; Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42 The goodness of the Lord “Taking up our cross” can seem like something frightening or very difficult. Jesus reminds us that it can be as simple as giving a cup of water to a disciple or “welcoming a holy man because […]

Sunday 21 June

12th Sunday Ordinary Time Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants Jeremiah 20:10-13; Ps.69; Romans 5:12-15; Matthew 10:26-33 Be not afraid There is so much that can cause us to fear – climate change, pandemics, laws that ignore moral values, personal tragedies and much more. Jesus assures us that whatever happens in this world, God […]

Sunday 14 June

BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16; Ps.147:12-15, 19-20;1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 Do not forget … It can be easy, over time, to take our reception of communion for granted, to be distracted from, rather than attentive to, the One we receive. Many need daily medication as protection from a variety of medical […]

Sunday 7 June

MOST HOLY TRINITY Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9; Daniel 3:52-57;2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 God so loved the world Today’s readings give us so much encouragement: “The Lord, a God of tenderness and compassion”; “live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you”; “God sent his son … so that through him […]