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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 […]

Sunday 5 May

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 5:27-32, 40-41, Psalm 30; Apocalypse 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Loving prayer Jesus often discussed everyday subjects. Fishing, food, sheep, bread, wine. Our everyday lives interest him. We needn't wait for supernatural experiences before praying. When Jesus asked Peter three times, “do you care for me, love me, above everything else?”, he […]

Sunday 28 April

Second Sunday of Easter Acts 5:12-16; Psalm 118; Apocalypse 1:9-13, 17-19; John 20:19-31 He breathed on them There can be times when it is difficult to admit that we are Catholic, moments when we are hesitant to share what has come to be so important for us and often so personal. When the media seems […]

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 […]