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Sunday 29 September

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Amos 6:1, 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 16:19-31 Social Justice The main lesson we can learn from Jesus’ parable and Amos’ words is that the huge gap between the few who are extremely rich and the many who are destitute in our world is totally immoral. In fact, […]

Sunday 22 September

25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Amos 8:4-7; Psalm 113; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13 Dangerous wealth Today Jesus and Amos give us good advice about money. Jesus calls it “that tainted thing” and Amos condemns those who “trample on the poor and practice deceit”. Though seeming to praise the dishonest manager Jesus is really saying […]

Sunday 15 September

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14; Psalm 51; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32 The amazing love of God Today we hear the whole of Chapter 15 of Luke’s gospel. Perhaps these three parables are the clearest statement Jesus made about the nature of God: the incredible, tender, patient, merciful Father who became visible […]

Sunday 8 September

23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8-14 September, Social Justice Week Wisdom 9:13-18; Psalm 90; Philemon 9-10, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 Take up your cross Some of Jesus’ words are hard to take! He tells his disciples to think deeply before deciding to be his disciples because it is not going to be easy! Before literally taking […]

Sunday 1 September

22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Ecclesiasticus 3:17-20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Psalm 68; Luke 14:1, 7-14 Motivation Jesus challenges the guests, and all of us today, to reflect on the motives behind our choices. All day long we make choices, often unaware of the motives which impel us. So often there is a hidden selfishness […]

Sunday 28 July

SEVENTEENTH WEEK ORDINARY TIME Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13 Teach me to pray There are fundamental human experiences that, like prayer, shape and reshape our hearts. That is why the prayers of others begin to make more sense as we mature. Prayers of sorrow and gratitude, prayers for protection and nurture, and […]

Sunday 21 July

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Genesis 18:1-10; Psalm 15; Colossians 1:24-28;Luke 10:38-42 Labels It’s very easy to label Martha a fusspot and to leave it at that! However, if we take the time to trace her development in the gospel of John [chapter 11], we see that she is the one who greets Jesus after […]

Sunday 30 June

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME 1 Kings 19:16, 19-21; Galatians 5:1, 13-18; Psalm 16; Luke 9:51-62 What it means to be free When Christ freed us, he meant us to remain free, so says Paul in his letter to the Galatians. It is a freedom from slavery to the law and a freedom from sin. […]

Sunday 23 June

THE FEAST OF THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST Genesis 14:18-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Psalm 110; Luke 9:11-17 The abundance of God The miracle of the loaves and fishes illustrates for us the abundant love that God has for us. It foreshadows the fullness of that love delivered to us in the gift of the […]

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 […]