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Sunday 26 March

Fifth Sunday of Lent. Ezekiel 37: 12-14; Ps 130: 1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 Jesus in the midst of our pain Mary shows us the way, she helps us to appreciate how essential our relationship with Jesus is. “If you had of been here…..” This plea of hers stirs Jesus, she and he and all those […]

Sunday 19 March

Fourth Sunday of Lent. Samuel 16:1,6-7, 10-13; Ps 23: 1-6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 A kingdom vision Our faith in Jesus helps us to see, truly see. A kingdom vision allows us to recognise more the movement of God in our world. For the man born blind sees, believes and then worships Jesus. God is […]

Sunday 12 March

Third Sunday of Lent Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95: 1-2, 6-9; Romans 5: 1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-42 Lost in Jesus What bubbles up within us when we sit with Jesus? Just imagine for a moment Jesus sitting with you. Lent reflects these days of rededication, days to be more conscious of being with Jesus and […]

Sunday 5 March

Second Sunday of Lent. Genesis 12: 1-4; Ps 33: 4-5, 18-22;2 Timothy 1: 8-10; Matthew 17: 1-9 Present to the Presence To see no-one but Jesus. Our attention is consumed in many places and our environs demands of us to see this or that, or to want this or that. The life of Jesus unravels […]

Sunday 26 February

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Genesis 2: 7-9, 3:1-7, Psalm 51: 3-6, 12-14, 17, Rom 5: 12-19, Matthew 4: 1-11 Sword of the Spirit Three times Satan attempts to seduce Jesus. Each is equivalent to three temptations the Israelites faced in their desert wanderings. They failed the three tests. Jesus overcame. He teaches us to foil […]

Sunday 19 February

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Leviticus 19: 1-4, 17-18, Psalm 103: 1-4, 8-13, 1 Cor 3: 16-23, Matthew 5: 38-48 Holy … what me? In our Gospel Reading Jesus gives us some of the implications in the first reading. The Holy Spirit takes up the theme again elsewhere in the New Testament. “Love one another […]

Sunday 12 February

SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20, Psalm 119: 1-5&17-18&33-34, 1 Cor 2: 6-10, Matthew 5:17-37 St John Paul ll and Mehmet Ali Agca In 1981Ali Agca attempted to assassinate St John Paul ll. From the hospital the pope asked everyone to “pray for my brother (Agca) whom I have sincerely forgiven.” The Holy Father […]

Sunday 5 February

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 58: 7-10, Psalm 112: 4-9, 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5, Matthew 5: 13-16 The light brigade “So let your light shine before men …” In the second half of our Gospel reading the Lord Jesus urges us to evangelise. By far the best way to share our Faith is by […]

Sunday 29 January

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary time Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13; Psalm 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a Our guide for living When we live with the reality that all is gift, then we truly know who we are as humans and part of the universe created and held in love and life by our Creator. Zephaniah urges […]

Sunday 22 January

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 8: 23-9:3; Psalm 27: 1, 4, 13-14; 1 Corinthians 1: 10-13, 17; Matthew 4: 12-23 Light of the World Living among the hills and valleys of our land we appreciate the pattern of light and shade that plays over our days. The seasons give us the long dark nights […]