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 […]

January 7, 2017

The Epiphany of the Lord 7 January 2018 “The sight of the star filled them with delight.” Introduction The wise men went in search of the light of the world, realizing as they travelled that it was God, the maker of the stars, who was actually leading them by the light of the star. Today’s […]

December 31, 2017

Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph 31 December 2017 “The child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom.” Introduction Eternal life is a shared life, and we are called to prepare for that. The family, a place of natural sharing, becomes, by grace, a place of supernatural sharing, where there begins the […]

December 24, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Advent 24 December 2017 “Let what you have said be done to me.” Introduction Jesus will be born into the House of David, the fulfilment of all that the prophets have foretold. Yet his Good News will be not only for the people of Israel but for everyone. Today’s Readings First Reading: […]

December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent 17 December 2017 “He was not the light, only a witness to speak for the light.” Introduction Joy is one of the signs of God’s kingdom; the coming of Christ brings that joy to save and refresh us in body and soul. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 61:1-1, 10-11 The prophet […]

December 10, 2017

Second Sunday of Advent 10 December 2017 “Prepare a way for the Lord.”   Introduction The Good News about Jesus Christ the Son of God is what draws us here today. We gather to give thanks for the healing and salvation that the Lord our God offers us in Jesus. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah […]

December 3, 2017

First Sunday of Advent 3 December 2017 “Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.” Introduction In Advent we look forward to the coming of Jesus and prepare our hearts by faith to meet him. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1, 3-8 The prophet proclaims the Lord […]

November 26, 2017

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 26 November 2017 “In so far as you did this to one of the least of these…you did it to me.” Introduction Christ’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world. It is a kingdom of love and service, where, like good shepherds, we look out […]

November 19, 2017

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017 “Come and join in your master’s happiness.” Introduction Does God make unnecessary demands on us? A famous parable from near the end of Jesus’ ministry tells us that we are asked to do no more than use what we have been given. Today’s Readings First Reading: Proverbs […]

November 12, 2017

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 12 November 2017 “Stay awake.” Introduction We gather today in response to God’s call to us. The Lord invites us to stay awake and make ourselves ready for the banquet of eternal life. Today’s Readings First Reading: Wisdom 6:12-16 God’s wisdom is not distant, but reveals herself to those who […]