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Sunday 11 April

2nd Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 118; 1 John 5:1-6; John 20:19-31 Take my hand Thomas the Apostle needed to see Christ risen from the dead before he could believe in his resurrection. Until he had seen the evidence, he was unable to believe. Nor could he join the excitement and celebrations of the […]

Sunday 4 April

EASTER SUNDAY Acts 10:34, 37-43; Psalm 118; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 He is risen Jesus’ resurrection from the dead is absolutely at the heart of Christian living. It is the ultimate truth that Christians are challenged to embrace and believe. In rising from the dead, Jesus conquered death and demonstrated that death is no more, […]

Sunday 21 March

5th Sunday of Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-30 Being fruitful When the seed breaks open, its potential is released. To become fruitful we, too, need a ‘breaking open.’ The Creator blessed me with particular gifts and talents for building up the people of God, not for my personal promotion. My gifts […]

Sunday 14 March

4th Sunday of Lent 2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Psalm 137; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 God so loved In contrast to yesterday’s gospel, today’s tells of a good Pharisee, Nicodemus. He approaches Jesus, honestly searching for truth. He questions. And he hears Jesus tell of how God so loved the world that he gave his only […]

Sunday 7 March

3rd Sunday of Lent Day of Prayer for Children Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19B; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 Do’s and don’ts How often at home does the same message get repeated? “Do this; don’t do that.” During Lent, too, God constantly reminds us of his law. Today we hear the 10 commandments. We also see […]

Sunday 28 February

2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18; Psalm 116:10, 15-19; Romans 8:31-34; Mark 9:2-10 God’s voice The first time God spoke to Jesus was at his baptism in Mark’s gospel. In this passage, God speaks to various people. Elijah and Moses are present and were important because both had experienced theophany on a mountain. […]

Sunday 21 February

1st Sunday of Lent Genesis 9:8-15; Psalm 25:4-6, 7-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 Wilderness There are two important events in this episode: testing in the wilderness and proclaiming the Good News. The word ‘testing’ evokes some testing events in the Old Testament. For example, the testing of Abraham’s faith, the testing of the Israelites […]

Sunday 14 February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Leviticus 13:1-2, 44-46; Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1; Mark 1:40-45 Compassion There are two actions that attract my attention in this narrative: the actions of the leper and the movements of Jesus. The leper begged, fell on his knees and spoke. Jesus felt for the leper, touched his […]

Sunday 7 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Job 7:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 147:1-6; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39 Jesus and Peter’s mother-in-law This passage is an encouraging one for women in Jesus’ time and in our time too. For a rabbi to heal a woman and to take her by the hand was taboo. Jesus breaks this […]

Sunday 31 January

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28 Conscience reveals me to myself Before Christ the evil spirit knew itself. Thus the unclean spirit convulsed the man possessed. The spirit screamed because the dark truth of its nature was made painfully clear. Our conscience is the boundary between our […]