August 18, 2019

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 18 August 2019   “I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!”   Introduction   Jesus came to set the earth ablaze with the purifying fire of God’s Holy Spirit, and in today’s Mass we glimpse his vision of a world […]

August 11, 2019

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 11 August 2019   “See that you are dressed for action.”   Introduction   The journey to our heavenly home is a journey of faith.  We gather as a community of those who believe, giving thanks for the treasure that we have received, committing ourselves to pass it on to […]

August 4, 2019

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 4 August 2019   “Who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?”   Introduction   Jesus journeys towards Jerusalem and his destiny.  He is totally focused on his mission and the destination to which he journeys.  Often those he encounters on the way have a poor appreciation […]

July 28, 2019

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 28 July 2019   “Knock, and the door will be opened to you.”   Introduction   Why is prayer so important?  Today, Jesus teaches us how to pray and reminds us of the Father to whom we pray.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Genesis 18:20-32   Abraham bargains with […]

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 […]