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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 […]

Sunday 19 January

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10;1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34 I did not know him For John, as for us, God’s plan was not obvious from the beginning. It took time for him to reach the point of acknowledging Jesus as the Chosen One of God. He admits “I […]

Sunday 12 January

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (F) Anniversary of Bishop Pompallier’s first Mass in Aotearoa New Zealand Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10; Acts 10:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17 Let it be This is such a joyful feast. Isaiah speaks of God’s chosen one whose mission is to bring true justice and be a light for others. When […]

Sunday 5 January

THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD (S) Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 Come, let us adore Matthew introduces the magi (seers of a pagan religion) as representatives of a racial and religious diversity from the East, who seek the new-born king of the Jews. The gospel writer tells of these […]

Sunday 29 December

The Holy Family (F) Ecclesiasticus 3:2-6, 12-14; Psalm 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 The family — God’s workshop Every family, even the ones that struggle, is a holy family, because the family is the workshop in which God toils, bringing us together as parts of one body. Poor old Joseph probably could not see […]

Sunday 22 December

4th Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7:10-14; Psalm 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 Come, Lord Jesus ‘Emmanuel’, a name that means ‘God is with us’. As Christmas day approaches, that name, Emmanual, is in our hearts and on our lips. A yearning wells up from the depth of our being. But for what? The light has […]

Sunday 8 December

2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Romans 15:4-9; Matthew 3:1-12 Repent ‘Repent’ is a word that has fallen out of favour, maybe because fundamentalists like Israel Folau like using it to make us feel bad. But Advent is a time to repent in the true sense of the word. A […]

Sunday 24 November

Christ the King 2 Samuel 5:1-3; Psalm 122; Colossians 1:12-20; Luke 23:35-43 The mystery of faith The painful humiliation of Jesus is there for everyone to see. The mocking of the Jewish leaders, the insults of the soldiers, even the jeering of the thief alongside him. All this only adds to his excruciating agony on […]

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 […]