September 15, 2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 September 2019   “This son of mine…….was lost and is found.”   Introduction   Today Jesus tells us three stories of things lost to their rightful owners: a lost sheep, a lost coin, a lost son.  And so he invites us to return to our rightful master, our heavenly […]

September 8, 2019

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 September 2019   “None of you can be my disciple unless you gives up all your possessions.”   Introduction   As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples.  As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts […]

September 1, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 September 2019   “Repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.”   Introduction   The Gospel of the kingdom perfects some human customs and challenges others.  Jesus challenges our prejudices about rank and honour, and reminds us that God is no respecter of persons.   Today’s […]

September 8, 2019

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 September 2019   “None of you can be my disciple unless you gives up all your possessions.”   Introduction   As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples.  As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts […]

August 25, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 25 August 2019   “There are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.”   Introduction   The Lord has prepared a banquet for those who love him.  At times, we take this for granted and need to listen again to his word, […]

August 18, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 August 2019   “I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!”   Introduction   Jesus came to set the earth ablaze with the purifying fire of God’s Holy Spirit, and in today’s Mass we glimpse his vision of a world […]

August 11, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 August 2019   “See that you are dressed for action.”   Introduction   The journey to our heavenly home is a journey of faith.  We gather as a community of those who believe, giving thanks for the treasure that we have received, committing ourselves to pass it on to […]

August 4, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 4 August 2019   “Who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?”   Introduction   Jesus journeys towards Jerusalem and his destiny.  He is totally focused on his mission and the destination to which he journeys.  Often those he encounters on the way have a poor appreciation […]

July 28, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 28 July 2019   “Knock, and the door will be opened to you.”   Introduction   Why is prayer so important?  Today, Jesus teaches us how to pray and reminds us of the Father to whom we pray.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Genesis 18:20-32   Abraham bargains with […]

July 21, 2019

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 July 2019   “You worry and fret about so many things.”   Introduction   “Make hospitality your special care,” says St. Paul in his letter to the Romans; today’s First Reading and Gospel illustrate this teaching with examples from the lives of Abraham and Jesus himself.  Are we generous […]