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Sunday 17 January

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19; Psalm 40; 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20; John 1:35-42 Look with the eyes of faith John, the writer of the Gospel, describes the call of the first disciples in a way that is full of seeing, looking, watching! But what he is describing is not just something physical […]

Sunday 10 January

The Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7; Psalm 29: 1-4,9-10; Acts 10: 34-38; Mark 1:7-11 Born for this moment The baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan marks the beginning of his public ministry. The Spirit of God sends him out to proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom. He was born for this moment. […]

Sunday 3 January

The Epiphany of the Lord Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72; Ephesians 3:2-3,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 God will find a way The dark and twisted presence of Herod lurks close by as the three Kings make their way to the house where the vulnerable Christ child is sheltered. And yet with no military might at hand, with no […]

Sunday 27 December

The Holy Family (S) Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3 or Ecclesiasticus 3:3-7, 14-17; Psalm 128; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:22-40 A model for families Paul’s letter to the Colossians give us a rich picture of what family life could be like and certainly a picture of the daily life of Mary, Joseph and Jesus in Nazareth: bear with […]

Sunday 20 December

4th Sunday of Advent 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8-12, 14, 16; Psalm 89; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 Advent with Mary Today we remember Mary’s advent: the message of the angel followed by nine months of waiting for her child to be born. We have only five days to finalise our preparations for Christmas. Could we spend […]

Sunday 13 December

3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Response Luke 1:46-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Make straight his paths Today’s readings once again invite us to get ready for the arrival of Emmanuel, God-with-us. The prophets, Mary, and John the Baptist all looked forward to the coming of the Messiah. Advent reminds us that […]

Sunday 6 December

2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Psalm 85; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 Prepare the way of the Lord As we move into this beautiful Advent time both Isaiah and John the Baptiser invite us to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Christmas is coming! So much to do! But there is a […]

Sunday 29 November

Ist Sunday of Advent Isaiah 63:16, 17: 64:1, 3-8; Psalm 80; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:33-37 Awaiting the birth Whilst we wait for Christmas Day and prepare for this feast day, we know that Jesus Christ can come into our lives at any time. We must be prepared for this too. Isaiah speaks of longing, […]

Sunday 22 November

Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17; Psalm 23; 1Corinthians 15:20-26, 28; Matthew 25:31-46 Unplanned charity What are the things in my life that stop me seeing the needs of others? Charity towards another person who is suffering ought to be the reflex reaction of those who encounter human suffering anywhere at any time. Reflex-reaction charity […]

Sunday 15 November

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; Psalm 128; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30 At home with God The portrait of the perfect wife is an image of a person who is ‘at home’ with herself in the world. Two of the servants in the Gospel show the same comfort. The other is […]