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Sunday 7 August

19th Sunday Ordinary Time Wisdom 18: 6 – 9; Psalm 33: 1, 12, 18-20, 22; Hebrews 11: 1-2,8-19; Luke 12; 32-48 Waiting Waiting is harder when we start wondering if the expected one will really arrive. Have we misunderstood the arrangements? Has something happened? But waiting seems to be part of God’s plan for each […]

Sunday 17 July

Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Genesis 18: 1-10; Psalm 15: 2-5; Colossians 1: 24-28; Luke 10: 38-42 The better part It is easy for us to sympathise with Martha, slaving away to prepare a good meal for their guest. Jesus’ words praising Mary for her attention to his words seem a little unfair. What do […]

Sunday 10 July

 Fifteenth Week In Ordinary Time 
 Deuteronomy 30: 10-14, Psalm 69:14, 17, 30-37, Colossians 1: 15-20, Luke 10:25-37 
 Good Samaritans 
 Whom should I love? How should I love? Two very practical questions! Jesus gives us the perfect answer: anyone I meet on life’s journey who needs help. “Anyone” might be an atheist, […]

Sunday 3 July

 Fourteenth Week in Ordinary time 
 Isaiah 66: 10-14, Psalm 66:1-7, 16, 20; Galatians 6:14-18, Luke 10:1-12,17-20 
 Instructions for the mission 
 Jesus gives some specific and practical instructions to his disciples as he sends them out on mission. He is telling them not to plan in advance. This must have been as […]

Sunday 26 June

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19: 16, 19-21; Psalm 16: 1-2,5, 7-11; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Luke 9:51-62 “He resolutely determined …” The word ‘resolutely’ says so much about Jesus and his commitment to all that awaited him in Jerusalem. The lack of hospitality in the Samaritan village offended James and John but Jesus […]

Sunday 19 June

The Body and Blood of Christ Genesis 14:18-20; Psalm 110: 1-4; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Luke 9:11-17 Source and Summit In the 1960’s all the Bishops gathered in the Second Vatican Council, explicitly taught all the People of God that the Eucharist – the Body and Blood of Christ – was the source and summit of […]

Sunday 29 May

Ascension of the Lord Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Luke 24:46-53 Following and praising Can I enter into the world of the disciples this day? As Jesus Christ leaves them, they worshipped him until they were filled with joy. The promise of the coming of the Holy Spirit into my life is an event […]

Sunday 22 May

Sixth Week Easter Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalm 67; Apocalypse 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29 Holy disturbance If I love Jesus, I will keep his word. God will love me and I will go with Jesus Christ to make a home in God. This sounds like a simple plan for my life. Enter the Holy Spirit, who stirs up […]

Sunday 15 May

Fifth Week Easter Acts 14:21-27; Psalm 145; Apocalypse 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 Lay vocation Living out love in all its manifestations brings unity and peace to families, parishes and the wider Church. Such love in our lives glorifies God. This glorifying love is noticeable to those outside the Church. It is noticed in everyday life, perhaps […]

Sunday 8 May

FOURTH WEEK OF EASTER Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Apocalypse 7:9, 14-17; John 10:27-30 Simplicity or complexity Truly following Jesus Christ is a simple way of life, like sheep following a shepherd. Jesus wants this simple faith for me. I tend to make my discipleship complex and thus miss the contemplative activity of being drawn […]