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Sunday 16 December

Third Sunday of Advent Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18 What should we do? John the Baptist gives hand-on, down-to-earth advice to three groups – the crowds, the tax collectors and the soldiers – when they ask him, ‘What should we do?’ A central concern of Luke lies beneath this question: nothing so […]

Sunday 25 November

Our Lord Jesus Christ,Universal King Daniel 7:13-14; Ps 93, Revelations 1:5-8; John 18:33-37 Not me, surely? In this exchange between Pilate and Jesus, Pilate has such a fixed world view he cannot possibly understand the truth of Jesus’ message. This inability to listen to ‘my voice’ is not restricted to Pilate. Apostles, saints, church leaders […]

Sunday 18 November

Thirty Third Week Ordinary Time Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 16; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32 Words To see with eyes of faith, we are asked to recognise those things that are of God and not of this world. The things that will endure. Words uttered at the very beginning of creation, made flesh in Jesus and […]

Sunday 11 November

Thirty Second Week Ordinary Time 1 Kings 17:10-16; Ps 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 The generous heart The widow gave two of the smallest coins in circulation, but they are a profound symbol of her sacrifice of support for the Temple and her inner dedication and generosity. This is in contrast to the hypocrisy of […]

Sunday 4 November

Thirty First Week Ordinary Time Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Ps 18; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34 Being close When we understand and experience the deep love God has for us then we are never too far from others. God’s deep abiding love, rather than pushing us away, draws us closer to others where our friendship and kindness can […]

Sunday 28 October

30th SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52 Asking for What We Desire Sometimes we’re told it’s better to suffer in silence than to make a fuss. But not always. Bartimaeus makes no secret of his distress at being blind – and he’s not about to miss the opportunity to […]

Sunday 21 October

29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 53:10-11; Psalm 33; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45 Favours or Trust? There’s an old saying that we need to be careful what we wish for. James and John would have done well to bear that in mind when they asked Jesus for a favour because, as he quickly points out, […]

Sunday 14 October

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Wisdom 7:7-11; Psalm 90; Hebrews 4:12-13; Mark 10:17-30 What Do I Value Most? We’re told in the Gospel that Jesus loved the rich man and wanted him to follow him – but that wasn’t enough. The rich man did not have the freedom to let go of his possessions and […]

Sunday 7 October

27th SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME Genesis 2:18-24, Psalm 128, Hebrews 2:9-11; Mark 10:2-16 Forming Relationships There is a striking contrast between the Pharisees and the little children in today’s Gospel. The Pharisees were able to get close to Jesus – but they used that freedom to try and catch him out. The children were initially […]

Sunday 30 September

Twenty Sixth Week in Ordinary Time Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19B; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 An undivided heart Jesus challenges the Twelve Apostles for having a narrow perspective toward the work of God. God does not only work through his chosen Apostles. God is open and generous. The disciples were abusing their authority by […]