February 10, 2019

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 February 2019   “Put out into deep water and pay out your nets for a catch.”   Introduction   Today’s readings speak to us of a God whose mercy is always greater than our weaknesses.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8   Isaiah’s initial vision and call. […]

February 3, 2019

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 February 2019   “No prophet is ever accepted in his own country.”   Introduction   When Jesus returned to his home town, the people were astonished at the gracious words that he spoke.  We gather today to be nourished by the life-giving words of the same Jesus and to […]

January 27, 2019

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 January 2019   “This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen.”   Introduction   Today we hear Christ proclaim “good news to the poor,” and celebrate the new law that he gave us.  It unites us with him, and inspires us to work for God’s kingdom of […]

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 […]