August 20, 2017

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 August 2017 “Jesus answered her, ‘Woman, you have great faith.’” Introduction The Church’s mission, like Christ’s, is a mission to the whole world. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Foreigners will be brought to God’s house in Jerusalem. Second Reading: Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Paul hopes that his mission […]

August 13, 2017

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 August 2017 “As soon as he felt the force of the wind.” Introduction Storms are frequent in the course of life and often threaten to overwhelm us. The Lord is with us in the storms and strengthens us to face them. Today’s Readings First Reading: 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 […]

August 6, 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord 6 August 2017 “Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here.” Introduction On the way to Jerusalem, the disciples are given a “glimpse of glory.” Reflecting on the transfiguration of Jesus helps us, too, to grasp something of our true destination, which will take us beyond death to the […]

July 30, 2017

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 30 July 2017 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.” Introduction What do we truly value in our lives? Let us cherish the beauty of human life, the splendour of creation and the joy of living in the love of God the creator. Today’s Readings First […]

July 23, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 23 July 2017 “Let them both grow till the harvest.” Introduction What do we do with the evil in our midst? We may need to confront it, but sometimes we must wait patiently, confident that God will bring justice in the end. Today’s Readings First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19 God […]

July 16, 2017

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 16 July 2017 “Imagine a sower going out to sow.” Introduction Jesus, who is the Word of God, gives himself to us; and Jesus’ own words take root in us, producing by God’s grace the fruits of good works and holiness. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11 God’s word succeeds […]

July 9, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 July 2017 “You will find rest for your souls.” Introduction Jesus reveals to us the tenderness of the Father, inviting us into a loving embrace. We, in turn, can emulate this by being a people of compassion and hospitality. Today’s Readings First Reading: Zechariah 9:9-10 The prophet shares a […]

July 2, 2017

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 July 2017 “Anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Introduction We gather for our Sunday Eucharist, as Catholics have done throughout the ages, rejoicing that the Lord will speak to us, will offer himself in Holy Communion. Today’s Readings First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16 […]

June 25, 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 25 June 2017 “Do not be afraid.” Introduction “Do not be afraid,” says Jesus. The Eucharist is our assurance that, since God has given us everything, there is nothing we need fear. Today’s Readings First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13 Surrounded by malice and threat, Jeremiah still retains confidence in God’s promise. […]

June 18, 2017

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 18 June 2017 “Whoever eats me will draw life from me.” Introduction “I am the living bread,” says the Lord. We gather round the table of the altar to be nourished in word and sacrament, and to share this blessing with the world. Today’s Readings First Reading: […]