October 6, 2019

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 October 2019   “Increase our faith.”   Introduction   When we think that we can save ourselves through good works, our faith tells us that God is our loving creator, the giver of all our gifts and our only saviour.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4 […]

September 29, 2019

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 29 September 2019   “They will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead.”   Introduction   Today’s readings are not for the faint-hearted; they tell us that faith is of little value unless it is reflected in the way we live our lives.   Today’s Readings […]

September 22, 2019

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 22 September 2019   “How much do you owe my master?”   Introduction   The parables of the Gospels, especially Luke, are often parables of entrustment, but God has entrusted to us not just the good things of this world, but Christ his Son, through whom we are to redeem […]

September 15, 2019

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 15 September 2019   “This son of mine…….was lost and is found.”   Introduction   Today Jesus tells us three stories of things lost to their rightful owners: a lost sheep, a lost coin, a lost son.  And so he invites us to return to our rightful master, our heavenly […]

September 8, 2019

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 September 2019   “None of you can be my disciple unless you gives up all your possessions.”   Introduction   As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples.  As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts […]

September 1, 2019

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 September 2019   “Repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again.”   Introduction   The Gospel of the kingdom perfects some human customs and challenges others.  Jesus challenges our prejudices about rank and honour, and reminds us that God is no respecter of persons.   Today’s […]

September 8, 2019

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 8 September 2019   “None of you can be my disciple unless you gives up all your possessions.”   Introduction   As Christians baptized into Christ’s body, we are all his disciples.  As we gather today to learn again what it means to follow Jesus, let us open our hearts […]

August 25, 2019

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 25 August 2019   “There are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.”   Introduction   The Lord has prepared a banquet for those who love him.  At times, we take this for granted and need to listen again to his word, […]

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 […]