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Sunday 29 March

5th Sunday of Lent Ezekiel 37:12-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 The Spirit of life Ezekiel prophesied that God would breathe his spirit into all people. When we are filled with the Spirit of God, we are able to live joyously as Easter people. Now is the time, however, to continue to turn to […]

Sunday 22 March

4th Sunday of Lent Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9: 1-41 Wake up We are half way through Lent and we are called, as we were during Advent, to wake up. We are people of the light and are called to live in the light. The Christ-light is shining on us. […]

Sunday 15 March

3rd Sunday of Lent Exodus 17:3-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4:5-42 Living water We need water to survive. With increasing drought in parts of the world, water has become a precious commodity. We must use water carefully. Jesus offers the woman at the well living water. Jesus offers us this same living water […]

Sunday 8 March

2nd Sunday of Lent Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9 They saw his glory. Peter, James and John went with Jesus up the mountain where they could be alone and there they saw the glory of God when Jesus was transfigured – his face shone like the sun and his clothes became […]

Sunday 1 March

1st Sunday of Lent Day of Prayer for Children Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 A steadfast spirit Despite our best intentions to remain in right relationship with our God, we occasionally act in ways that break that connection and we experience sin – alienation from God, from others and from ourselves. […]

Sunday 23 February

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18; Psalm 103:1-4, 8, 10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 Forgiveness! Love your enemies; pray for those who persecute you. Probably the most difficult of Jesus’ instructions, yet crucial to his message of mercy and forgiveness. The Lord’s Prayer makes this conditional on our being forgiven: Forgive […]

Sunday 16 February

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecclesiasticus 15:15-20; Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 Love and hope! Many have been encouraged and comforted by St Paul’s reassuring words from today’s second reading: …no eye has seen nor ear heard…all that God has prepared for those who love him. Holding that belief, that […]

Sunday 9 February

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and light! Salt and light! So vital for life. Yet too much of either can destroy life. It’s a matter of balance. All things in moderation. Salt and light. We are to identify with these ingredients if we expect to […]

Sunday 2 February

The Presentation of the Lord (F) Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40 Way of the cross! Simeon is ecstatic at meeting Jesus, but warns he is to become a “sign of contradiction” and tells Mary “a sword will pierce your own soul”. The joy of recognising Christ opens you to the cross. The […]

Sunday 26 January

THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Australia Day Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14;1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17; Matthew 4:12-23 A light has shone Today’s reading from Isaiah refers to “Galilee of the nations”. Jesus grew up in this populated region which was considered far from Jerusalem spiritually, politically, geographically and culturally. Because of its rich diversity […]