November 17, 2019

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 17 November 2019   “Your endurance will win you your lives.”   Introduction   Jesus will at the last conquer and destroy all evil.  His faithful people, even if they may suffer, will never be abandoned by the one who will come in glory and infinite majesty.   Today’s Readings […]

November 10, 2019

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 10 November 2019   “Children of the resurrection.”   Introduction   The end of the Church’s liturgical year is in sight, and we are being invited to think about the ultimate reality of what lies beyond and where our lives are leading.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: 2 Maccabees […]

November 3, 2019

Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 3 November 2019   “Today salvation has come to this house.”   Introduction   What do we want to change in our life?  Maybe Jesus can bring us salvation as he did to Zacchaeus.   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2   The Lord maintains the whole of creation […]

October 27, 2019

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 27 October 2019   “The man who humbles himself will be exalted.”   Introduction   Jesus reveals to us the love of the Father.  To follow him is to submit to him and to each other in humility   Today’s Readings   First Reading: Ecclesiasticus 35:12-14, 16-19   The Lord […]

October 20, 2019

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 October 2019   “Ever since you were a child, you have known the holy scriptures – from these you can learn the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”   Introduction   Jesus teaches us to pray constantly and to nourish our life of prayer by […]

October 13, 2019

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 October 2019   “One of them turned back praising God at the top of his voice and threw himself at the feet of Jesus and thanked him.”   Introduction   How often do we give thanks for the blessings we have received in our lives?  The Eucharist we now […]

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 […]