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: […]

June 11, 2017

The Most Holy Trinity 11 June 2017 “God…gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost, but may have eternal life.” Introduction God has revealed himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three persons in one God. We praise him and give thanks for his loving presence […]

June 4, 2017

Pentecost Sunday 4 June 2017 “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Introduction This is the day when the Church was born, brought into life by the gift of the Holy Spirit. May our lives, each one of us and together, be renewed this day. Today’s Readings First Reading: Acts 1:1-11 People of every nation receive understanding in […]

May 28, 2017

The Ascension of the Lord 28 May 2017 “Father, the hour has come.” Introduction In today’s Gospel, we listen as Jesus converses with God the Father; and the more he speaks, the more we hear that we are the subject of this great conversation. Today’s Readings First Reading: Acts 1:12-14 As Jesus went up to […]

May 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter 21 May 2017 “I will not leave you orphans; I will come back to you.” Introduction The Spirit of God is the life force of the Church and of every Christian person. It is by God’s grace that we live good lives and love one another. Today’s Readings First Reading: Acts […]

May 14, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Easter 14 May 2017 “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Introduction God builds the Church today, with us as the living stones and with Jesus Christ as the keystone. In us, and through us, God reaches out to our world with compassion and love. Today’s Readings First Reading: Acts […]

May 7, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter 7 May 2017 “The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the flock.” Introduction The Lord is a shepherd and he calls and cares for each one of us. We, too, are called to be shepherds and care for one another. Today’s Readings First Reading: Acts 2:14, 36-41 […]

April 30, 2017

Third Sunday of Easter 30 April 2017 “So he went in to stay with them.” Introduction Jesus walks with each of us on our journey through life. We do not always recognize him, but he is always there, supporting us and challenging us as he thinks best for us. During our Mass together we reflect […]

April 23, 2017

Second Sunday of Easter 23 April 2017 “Happy are those who have not seen and yet believe.” Introduction The apostle Thomas addresses the risen Jesus as, “My Lord and my God!” It is the fullest expression of faith anywhere in the Gospels and comes like dawn following night after a period of doubt and difficulty […]