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Sunday 25 October

30th Week Ordinary Time Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40 All you need is love! Jesus’ proclamation “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” really gets to the heart of what law is about. God’s laws are written on our hearts and fleshed out through our relationships with others. Love then, becomes […]

Sunday 18 October

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time World Mission Day Isaiah 45:1, 4-6; Psalm 96; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Matthew 22:15-21 The greater mission St Augustine writes “So weak are our eyes, that a lamp suits them better than sunlight. We seek the sun by the light of a lamp”. Today in the Gospel those who wish to […]

Sunday 11 October

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Prayer to Respect Life Isaiah 25:6-10; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14 R.S.V.P. With such a kind and generous invitation to be at the banquet table, how can it not be accepted? When we become careless with the things of God in our lives, we begin to […]

Sunday 4 October

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Something worth sharing. I remember once visiting a vineyard of a very well-known label. They had run out of a particular style of wine that I enjoyed. Instead of trying to sell me something else, […]

Sunday 27 September

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ezekiel 18:25-28; Psalm 25; Philippians 2:1-11; Matthew 21:28-32 The inner yes If we are to follow Christ, then Paul urges us to put on the mind of Jesus Christ. To be selfless, humble — being like a servant. In the parable of the two sons in Matthew, Jesus distinguishes between […]

Sunday 20 September

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20-24, 27; Matthew 20:1-16 Trust in God All the readings invite us to reflect on the tender heart of God. In the Psalm, Yahweh is praised for his tenderness, and being full of faithful love. In Isaiah, Yahweh is rich in forgiveness. In Paul, the […]

Sunday 13 September

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 27:30-28:7; Psalm 103; Romans 14:7-9; Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiving words Jesus asks us to forgive, forgive and forgive some more. David in the Psalms talks of how God forgives all your offences. Finding forgiveness can take time and we may even need someone’s help. I like it when people use […]

Sunday 30 August

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm 63; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27 Going to Jerusalem Jesus continues to lay his cards on the table. What will happen to him will happen to his disciples. Discipleship will mean “following after him” on the journey he has just described. Jesus will undergo suffering, be killed and […]

Sunday 23 August

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 22:19-23; Psalm 138; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20 My church Jesus says, “I will build my church”. This community is established by Jesus – my church. Church (ekklēsia) means 'called out' and in the OT denotes the assembled or called congregation of God’s people. Continuity exists between the followers of […]

Sunday 16 August

\ 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Great or little faith? There is tension over whether Jesus “was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel” or to all peoples. This woman is one of many foreigners who recognise Jesus in significant ways. His […]