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 […]

September 30, 2018

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 30 September 2018   “Anyone who is not against us is for us.”   Introduction   God gives us authority not to lord it over people but to serve them.  Let us open our hearts to God’s word so that we may learn Christ’s gentle ways.   Today’s Readings   […]

September 23, 2018

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 23 September 2018   “If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.”   Introduction   Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.  He shows us that to follow him is to submit to each other in humility.   Today’s […]

September 16, 2018

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 16 September 2018   “And he began to teach them.”   Introduction   In today’s Gospel reading, for the first time, the Lord reveals to his disciples that he, the Son of Man, is to suffer many things, to be rejected by the authorities, to be killed and on the […]

September 9, 2018

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 September 2018   “He took him aside in private, away from the crowd.”   Introduction   The Lord has invited us here today to speak some message to each of us in word and sacrament.  May we all hear God’s word to us clearly.   Today’s Readings   First […]

September 2, 2018

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 September 2018   “You put aside the commandment of God to cling to human traditions.”   Introduction   Our faith is a wonderful gift and blessing, but Jesus warns us how it can go wrong and what we need to do to make it true and authentic.   Today’s […]

August 26, 2018

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 August 2018   “We too will serve the Lord, for he is our God.”   Introduction   No other decisions we make in life are as important as those that have eternal consequences.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18   At Shechem, in central Israel, the […]

August 19, 2018

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 August 2018   “Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever.”   Introduction   In today’s liturgy we are reminded that the gift we receive in the Eucharist is the nourishment we need to go out and be Christ for others in a world that hungers for justice. […]

August 12, 2018

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 12 August 2018   “Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.”   Introduction The Lord draws us here today.  As we gather around his table, we pray that the Lord will touch […]