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 […]

July 14, 2019

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 14 July 2019   “Jesus said to him, ‘Go, and do the same yourself.’”   Introduction   Today we hear the parable of the good Samaritan; from the earliest times Jesus has been recognised as the supreme good Samaritan.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14   Moses reminds […]

July 7, 2019

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7 July 2019   “The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs.”   Introduction   Jesus relies upon us to make him known and loved in the world.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 66:10-14   In the Jerusalem Temple, God promises to […]

June 30, 2019

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 30 June 2019   “Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem.”   Introduction   To be a Christian is to be a traveller.  We must always be moving forward, like Christ on the road to the kingdom.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: 1 Kings 19:19-21   On the journey […]

June 23, 2019

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 23 June 2019   “This is my body, which is for you.”   Introduction   Today we celebrate the gift of Christ’s body and blood as nourishment for our pilgrimage on earth towards eternal life.  Through Christ’s transforming sacrifice, we enter into his death and resurrection.   […]

June 16, 2019

The Most Holy Trinity 16 June 2019   “The love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.”   Introduction   Today we celebrate the Most Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  We are taught about love, gratitude and hope.   Today’s Readings   First […]

June 9, 2019

Pentecost Sunday 9 June 2019   “He who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your own mortal bodies through his Spirit living in you.”   Introduction   Pentecost Sunday, Whit Sunday, is traditionally known as the birthday of the Church, a very happy birthday to you all.   Today’s Readings   First […]

June 2, 2019

The Ascension of the Lord 2 June 2019   “You are witnesses to this.”   Introduction   Today we celebrate that our humanity has been raised up in glory in the person of our risen and ascended Lord.  Where he has gone, we hope to follow.  This is the legacy left by Jesus, the promise […]

May 26, 2019

Sixth Sunday of Easter 26 May 2019   “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, will teach you everything.”   Introduction   The risen Jesus is by our side; his indwelling word teaches us how to live.  God has come to make God’s home within us.  Thus, we may know such peace as the world can never […]

May 19, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Easter 19 May 2019   “When Judas had gone.”   Introduction   As we return to the Last Supper for today’s Gospel, we recall that the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus are not separate events, but together constitute the paschal mystery.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Acts 14:21-27   Paul […]