March 15, 2020

Third Sunday of Lent 15 March 2020   “The water that I shall give will turn into a spring, welling up to eternal life.”   Introduction   As we approach the halfway point of our Lenten journey, we hear in today’s Gospel how Jesus was also in the middle of a journey.  He knew what […]

March 8, 2020

Second Sunday of Lent 8 March 2020   “Jesus led them up a high mountain where they could be alone.”   Introduction   Many biblical events happen on high mountains, like the temptation of Jesus in last week’s Gospel.  Today, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up a high mountain where they are given a […]

March 1, 2020

First Sunday of Lent 1 March 2020   “You must worship the Lord your God.”   Introduction   The beginning of every cure is the diagnosis.  Find out what is wrong; then find a way to fix it.  Lent is the diagnosis, and Easter is the cure.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9, […]

February 23, 2020

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 23 February 2020   “Be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy.”   Introduction   We are called to be holy, just as God is holy.  We are to love one another, not just those who are close to us, but those from afar and those we might […]

February 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 16 February 2020   “If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.”   Introduction   Today we hear about God’s Law, that it is primarily about genuine love of God and love of others.   Today’s […]

February 9, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 February 2020   “Your light must shine in the sight of men.”   Introduction   Jesus is the true light of the world.  Sharing that light with us, He calls us also to shine forth brightly.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Isaiah 58:7-10   God will hear your […]

February 2, 2020

The Presentation of the Lord 2 February 2020   “My eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see, a light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel.”   Introduction   The feast of the Presentation of the Lord, otherwise called Candlemas, provides us with […]

January 26, 2020

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 26 January 2020   “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”   Introduction   Christ is the light in our darkness.  He shows us the way to the Father.  Let us listen for his call today and follow him as his disciples.   Today’s Readings   First […]

January 19, 2020

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 January 2020   “John Said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.’”   Introduction   Today begins the season known as Ordinary Time, but even in Ordinary Time the Lord is as close as ever to bless us with word and […]

January 12, 2020

Baptism of the Lord 12 January 2020   “Jesus went about doing good and curing all who had fallen into the power of the devil.”   Introduction   When Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan, the heavens opened, and the Holy Sprit descended upon him like a dove.  It marked the moment he began […]