Bulletins from 2016

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January 1, 2017

Mary, the Holy Mother of God 1 January 2017 “The shepherds… found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger.” Introduction The whole glorious story of our redemption begins in the womb of a humble country girl. Today we honour her as the Holy Mother of God, who brought forth the saviour of […]

December 25, 2016

The Nativity of the Lord 25 December 2016 “Grace and truth have come through Jesus Christ.” Introduction The God and Father we cannot see reveals himself to us through his Son. On Christmas Day we rejoice in the faith that enlightens our life. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 52:7-10 Joyful news comes to a broken […]

December 18, 2016

18 December 2016 “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because she has conceived what is in her by the Holy Spirit.” Introduction We wait in hope and expectancy with Mary for the birth of her son, Jesus Christ. He comes to bring the good news of […]

December 11, 2016

11 December 2016 “Be patient…until the Lord’s coming.” Introduction As we draw ever closer to Christmas, today’s readings teach us that waiting has its own special value. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 The prophet assures his people in exile that the Lord will come, the desert will bloom and human disabilities will be […]

December 4, 2016

4 December 2016 “If you are repentant, produce the appropriate fruits.” Introduction Today John the Baptist calls us to repentance. He preaches judgement so that we may be saved and find Christ. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 The messianic rule of justice overflows into a vision of a peace amidst the animal creation. Second […]

November 27, 2016

27 November 2016 “You do not know the day when your master is coming.” Introduction Jesus tells us to remain awake for the coming of the Son of Man. In Advent, we prepare ourselves for his coming by living watchful lives. Today’s Readings First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 Isaiah has a vision in which all peoples […]

November 20, 2016

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 20 November 2016 “Above him there was an inscription: ‘This is the King of the Jews’.” Introduction On the final Sunday of the liturgical year, we celebrate the kingship of Christ: a fitting end to the Church’s year. The liturgy for today makes clear, however, that Christ’s […]

November 13, 2016

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 November 2016 “You will be hated by all….on account of my name.” Introduction God’s kingdom is a living power among us. We experience it whenever we make peace, serve one another and respect all living things. Let us prepare to be touched and challenged by God’s generosity and love. […]

November 6, 2016

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 November 2016 “He is God, not of the dead, but of the living.” Introduction At every Eucharist we celebrate the mystery of Christ’s passing over from death into life. That mystery is made present here for us today, so that we too can journey with him into the fullness […]

October 30. 2016

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 30 October 2016 “Today salvation has come to this house.” Introduction God is merciful and wishes all people to be saved. In facing and in dealing with the evils of this world, we are called to practice both justice and mercy. Today’s Readings First Reading: Wisdom 11:22-12:2 The writer of […]