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Planning for My Future

Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour. Matthew 25:13 The writing group I attend at The Cenacle Retreat House every other week started about ten years ago with a group of about eight women. The purpose of the group was to encourage each of us to write […]

Monday 30 December

1 John 2:12-17; Psalm 96:7-10; Luke 2:36-40 Good things worth waiting for Luke is not kidding when he says Anna’s days of girlhood were well over. She was 84! The extraordinary thing about being a follower of Christ is that it isn’t over till it’s over. You are never too old to be surprised by […]

Sunday 1 December

1st Sunday of Advent Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122:1-2, 4-5, 6-9; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:37-44 Stay awake It is all too easy to sleepwalk through life waiting for something spectacular like the second coming. But Christ comes to us every day. If we have the eyes of faith, we will find him in the faces of […]

Thursday 17 October

St Ignatius of Antioch (M) Romans 3:21-30; Psalm 130; Luke 11:47-54 or Philippians 3:17–4:1; Psalm 34:2-9; John 12:24-26 Taste and see St Ignatius was the first Bishop of Antioch after St Peter. Both were martyred in Rome, Peter by crucifixion (c. 67 AD), and Ignatius, by wild beasts (c. 107 AD). Ignatius wrote letters encouraging […]

Sunday 24 March

Third Sunday of Lent Exodus 3:1-8, 13-15; Psalm 103; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12; Luke 13:1-9 Like the fig tree The Lord is always patient with us and he does not forget us. Sometimes we can think that we have to prove our love of God all the time through prayer and petition. But the Lord […]

Monday 3 August

Numbers 11:4-15; Ps 81; Matthew 14:13-21 God never stops caring for us Jesus never disappoints people who seek him. He could have ducked for cover when he discovered a great crowd waiting for him when he was worn out and wanted some peace with his friends – but he didn’t. He welcomed them and showed […]

Tuesday 9 December

Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 96, Matt. 18:12-14 Waiting time Pregnancy is a strange time. Drawing inevitably closer to the climax. Lives will be changed forever. To cope with all this, a mother’s mind turns inward, focusing on herself and baby. The days seem slower, her body is slow too, and heavy. But there are people to […]

Tuesday 9 September

1 Cor 6: 1-11; Psalm 149; Luke 6: 12-19 Magnet for a Multitude Waiting for Jesus when he came down from the hills were a large gathering of his followers and a great crowd of people many of whom were not Jewish. What attracted huge numbers to Jesus? Our Gospel states two reasons. They came […]

Saturday 5 July

Amos 9:11-15;Ps 85; Matthew 9:14-17 Forgiveness God was angry with his people. They had not obeyed him. Yet he forgave them. Again they returned to their sinful ways. Hardships followed causing them to think that God was again angry. They asked for his help to make things better which he gave. Isn’t it remarkable that […]

Thursday 10 October

Malachi 3:13-20, Ps 1, Luke 11:5-13 “Ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” Imagine there is a door in front of you. We have a generous God who is waiting on the other side of the door to welcome you. […]