March 18, 2018

Fifth Sunday of Lent 18 March 2018   “And when I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all men to myself.”   Introduction   As Jesus lets go of his life for our sake, he is as a wheat grain in the ground, dying that new fruit may be born.  We too […]

March 11, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Lent 11 March 2018   “God loved the world so much.”   Introduction   God so loved the world, and was so generous with mercy, that God ordered the rebuilding of the Temple and the return of God’s people from exile.  Thus we can summarize the themes of today’s liturgy.  Because of […]

March 4, 2018

Third Sunday of Lent 4 March 2018   “Destroy this sanctuary, and in three days I will raise it up.”   Introduction   Today we hear how Jesus cleansed the Temple by clearing out those who were demeaning his Father’s house.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17   The Ten Commandments – indicators […]

February 25, 2018

Second Sunday of Lent 25 February 2018   “Listen to him.”   Introduction   God our Father sent his Son into the world for the benefit of us all, St. Paul tells us today.  We are invited to listen to him and to allow his words to transform us.  Let us give thanks to God […]

February 18, 2018

First Sunday of Lent 18 February 2018   “‘The time has come,’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand.’”   Introduction   As we begin Lent together, we are made aware of how we too are tested and meet God and God’s adversaries in the wilderness of our lives.  We hope […]

February 11, 2018

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 February 2018   “Of course I want to!  Be cured!”   Introduction   It is one thing to bring healing to someone who is ill.  It is even more to change places with the sufferer.  In Jesus, we have God’s complete act of solidarity with humanity.  In the Eucharist, […]

February 4, 2018

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 4 February 2018   “He cured many who were suffering from diseases of one kind or another!”   Introduction   Our world is marked by so much suffering.  Christ comes to give us hope through the power of his healing touch.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Job 7:1-4, 6-7 […]

January 28, 2018

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 28 January 2018   “Be quiet!  Come out of him!”   Introduction   Jesus of Nazareth is the Holy One of God.  As he begins his preaching, people recognize something new, something unique and powerful.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20   God will send a prophet who […]

January 21, 2018

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 January 2018   “Follow me.”   Introduction   Today we learn that we are called to be prepared to repent and reorient our lives towards following Jesus and bringing the Good News into the world.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10   Jonah is asked by […]

January 14, 2018

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 14 January 2018 “Come and see.” Introduction Today’s readings are centred on God’s call and our response. Today’s Readings First Reading: 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19 After being called four times by God, the boy Samuel understands who it is and responds: “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” Second Reading: 1 […]