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   […]

November 11, 2018

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 November 2018   “The jar of meal was not spent, nor the jug of oil emptied.”   Introduction   The example of the generosity of the poor widow is the benchmark for the followers of Jesus.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: 1 Kings 17:10-16   God rewards the […]

November 4, 2018

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 4 November 2018   “Which is the first of all the commandments?.”   Introduction   What is the first commandment of God’s Law?  To love God with all our heat and soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbour as ourselves.  Let us be mindful during this Mass that […]

October 28, 2018

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 28 October 2018   “Go; your faith has saved you.”   Introduction   We are invited today to hear the call of Jesus and to get up and follow him.  We will learn from the faith of a blind man how Jesus heals and loves each one of us.   […]

October 21, 2018

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 21 October 2018   “Anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all.”   Introduction   Today’s Gospel helps us to understand that true greatness is about serving others, especially when it is at cost to ourselves.  Jesus offered the ultimate example: he gave up his […]

October 14, 2018

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 14 October 2018   “How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the Kingdom of God.”   Introduction   It is difficult to place God and God’s will at the centre of our lives.  There are so many distractions, good and bad, that elbow their way in, […]

October 7, 2018

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 7 October 2018   “What God has united, man must not divide.”   Introduction   God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone.”  God gathers us into community, to be members of the body of Christ, so that we might never be alone.  Let us offer […]