January 20, 2019

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 January 2019   “The steward tasted the water, and it had turned into wine.”   Introduction   In today’s Gospel, Jesus turns water into wine, and it is not the only transformation that takes place: sadness is turned into joy, and need into abundance.  We, too, are invited to […]

January 13, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord 13 January 2019   “You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.”   Introduction   On this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we renew the promises we made at our own baptism: that we will be the Lord’s loyal followers and be generous with our […]

January 6, 2019

The Epiphany of the Lord 6 January 2019   “We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.”   Introduction   The Christ child has come into the world, not just for his own people, but for all people of all time.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 […]

December 30, 2018

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph 30 December 2018   “They found him in the Temple, sitting among the doctors, listening to them, and asking them questions.”   Introduction   Our liturgy today encourages us to think about how we might grow in our faith and what help we might seek to deepen […]

December 23, 2018

Fourth Sunday of Advent 23 December 2018   “The child in my womb leapt for joy.”   Introduction   The final Sunday of Advent each year is the only one on which the Gospel explicitly refers to the birth of the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.  Today, that proclamation takes place in the […]

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent 16 December 2018   “There were many things he said to exhort the people and to announce the Good News to them.”   Introduction   John the Baptist calls us to repent and to prepare for the coming of Christ by examining how we use our money and possessions.   Today’s […]

December 9, 2018

Second Sunday of Advent 9 December 2018   “Prepare a way for the Lord.”   Introduction   Perhaps it is because St. Luke travelled so much with St. Paul that he speaks so much about journeys in his Gospel.  His Gospel is the story of Jesus making his way to Jerusalem.  From there, in his […]

December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent 2 December 2018   “Stay awake, praying at all times for the strength to survive all that is going to happen.”   Introduction   We may think of Advent as a time of light-hearted celebration as we get ready for Christmas, but today’s liturgy looks at it in a very different […]

November 25, 2018

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 25 November 2018   “My kingdom is not of this world.”   Introduction   The celebration of Christ the King invites us to place Christ at the centre of our lives and follow the example of Jesus the servant king in our attitudes and actions.   Today’s […]

November 18, 2018

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 November 2018   “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”   Introduction   In the darkness of this world, faith, hope and love shine like bright stars.  The Lord is our light, and his words shall never pass away.   Today’s Readings   […]