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Sunday 7 June – The Most Blessed Trinity

Evagrius of Pontus was a 4th-century Greek monk. He said, “The mind cannot grasp God. If God could be grasped, God would not be God”. It is well worth bearing this idea in mind when we try to get to grips with the central doctrine of Christian faith, the Most Blessed Trinity, the inner life […]

Sunday 31 May

PENTECOST Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13; John 20:19-23 Leaving the room How do we get out of the ‘room’ of our fears, of our tiredness, of our disillusionment, of our pain? In a sense, that ‘room’ can be like the room the disciples were in at Pentecost – something that holds us […]

Sunday 24 May

ASCENSION OF THE LORD Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20 Room for everyone If the eleven disciples thought that their coming together with Jesus on the mountain was a reunion of sorts, they were soon disabused. The command Jesus gives them is huge – “make disciples of all nations”. Clearly, they have work […]

Sunday 17 May

Sixth Sunday of Easter Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 What our lives say What do people see when they look at me? Would they see me as someone filled with hope? Would they ask the reason for it? And if they attacked me for being a follower of Jesus, could […]

Sunday 10 May

Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 No easy answers Thomas and Philip both appear to put their foot in it with their questions – and Jesus doesn’t let them off lightly with his responses. But it’s hard not to feel more than a slight degree of sympathy for […]

Sunday 3 May

Acts 2:14, 36-41; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2:20-25;John 10:1-10 Throughout today’s readings there is a call to integrity. The crowds recognise the authenticity of what Peter has to say and respond to it; in the second reading we are called not to lose our sense of integrity, even when harshly or falsely treated or abused; […]

Sunday 26 April

3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER Acts 2:14,22-28; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 They recognised him Well, they certainly did not recognise him at first. Indeed, it took some time. And only after a long dialogue, and while they were at table, were their eyes opened. We pray for the grace to be patient with […]

Sunday 19 April

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 118; 1 Peter 1:3-9;John 20:19-31 I am sending you Two great gifts of the Risen Lord to his followers: the Holy Spirit and the power to forgive sins. He sends them and empowers them to continue his ministry. He visits the very ones who had abandoned him in his […]

Sunday 12 April

EASTER SUNDAY Acts 10:34,37-43; Psalm 118; Col 3:1-4; John 20:1-9 He believed The empty tomb and the placement of the linen cloths were enough to bring the disciple whom Jesus loved to belief in the Resurrection. Others would come to belief when they met the risen Christ. Each came to faith by a different path […]

Sunday 5 April

Isaiah 50:4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27,66 Palm Sunday Holy Week begins. We prayerfully relive these last days of Jesus’ life, remembering and pondering. Here we see so clearly faithfulness and love, generosity and courage, perseverance and trust. We let the memory and meaning of these days come to clearer focus and let our hearts be […]