28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 15th October 2017

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 15th October 2017

Today’s Scripture readings offer us a standing invitation to the everlasting joy of the Heavenly banquet and a loving warning to stay ever ready for this Heavenly banquet by constantly wearing the wedding garment i.e., remaining in a state of grace. All three readings describe how a loving and providing God sees to it that there is abundant food for His people In today’s Gospel, by telling ....

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 8th October 2017

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 8th October 2017

The common theme of today’s readings is the necessity of bearing fruit in the Christian life. The readings warn us of the punishment for spiritual sterility, ingratitude and wickedness....

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 1st October 2017

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 1st October 2017

Today’s Scripture passages warn us that it is our final decision for or against God, that is, our choosing to obey Him gracefully by doing His will or our choosing to go against His will, which will decide our eternal reward or eternal punishment. As free beings, it is we who choose our eternal destiny....

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 24th September 2017

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 24th September 2017

Today’s readings are all about the sense of justice and the extravagant grace of a merciful God. While God is both just and merciful, God’s mercy often overrides His justice and, hence, God pardons us
unconditionally and .....

24th Sundary in Ordinary Time - A, 17th September 2017

24th Sundary in Ordinary Time - A, 17th September 2017

Our faith is based on a living covenant with the God of compassion and love. Christ invites us to be drawn deeper into the flow of this eternal covenant of love. The first reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus urges us to let go of anger, hate and resentment. True forgiveness from our heart will set us free from these destructive urges....

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 10th September 2017

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 10th September 2017

Too many people sit in pain and anger after an argument – or after they hear that someone has publicly dissed them. That pain and that anger bind us. They eat up our energy, keep us from focussing on school or work, and make us toss and turn at night.....

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 3rd September 2017

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 3rd September 2017

This week’s readings make it clear that discipleship isn’t easy. But they also reassure us that the cost of following Jesus is always a cost worth paying. Even when taking up our cross brings real suffering, God is there, offering us something far greater – the promise of life in all its fullness...

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 27th August 2017

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 27th August 2017

What does the Gospel tell us? Jesus wasn’t just asking a rhetorical question. He wanted a response to his question who am I for you? He had spent time with people and some have accepted him. Peter’s was the remark of faith....

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 20th August 2017

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 20th August 2017

We humans can be stubborn. We can think we know ourselves so well. We sometimes need people to pester us until we open our minds and reconsider our values or goals. We’re just like Jesus in this week’s Gospel....

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 13th August 2017

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 13th August 2017

Be careful what you reach for when you are hurting or fearful. That’s an important message from today’s Gospel. Peter finds himself sinking in a storm. He reaches out to Jesus, who brings him to safety...

Transfiguration of the Lord - A, 6th August 2017

Transfiguration of the Lord - A, 6th August 2017

On this feast of the Transfiguration, we are invited to step aside from the busyness of our daily life so that God can make himself known to us. As we listen to God, through Scripture and by being fully present to our daily experiences, our lives will be transformed....

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 30th July 2017

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 30th July 2017

What is your “treasure”? What do you consider the most valuable thing you could possess? Throughout scripture, we see that God our Father wants to give us a treasure beyond all price if we but ask Him....

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 23rd July 2017

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 23rd July 2017

This coming week we are reminded that however hard we may find it to pray, the Lord always knows what we need to say. It is God’s own Spirit that prays within our hearts....

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 16th July 2017

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 16th July 2017

There’s some real wisdom in this week’s Gospel. Jesus used a lot of farming examples,
because many of the people who followed him lived off the land. This week he compares
the word of God to a seed that needs fertile ground to take root...

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 2nd July 2017

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A, 2nd July 2017

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that discipleship requires serious sacrifice. It costs
to follow Jesus. You have to forgive, to care for your enemies, to give your time, to
share your money, to do the right thing when it’s not popular. Discipleship might even
seem like an impossible challenge at times.....

Corpus Christi - A, 18th June 2017

Corpus Christi - A, 18th June 2017

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. For us, this has a two-fold meaning – we celebrate God’s gift of Himself, His body and blood, in the Eucharist and, as we share in His life, we become the Body of Christ, His Church...

The Most Holy Trinity - A, 11th June 2017

The Most Holy Trinity - A, 11th June 2017

‘She has gone to God and God is very near’. These are the words that some dear friends of mine chose for the cover of their mother’s funeral booklet. Their choice of words demonstrates their faith in God of whom John writes in today’s gospel....

Pentecost - A, 4th June 2017

Pentecost - A, 4th June 2017

This week we celebrate Pentecost, the day when the first Apostles realised that God’s Spirit was with them. The Gospel tells this story by recalling how Jesus gave his Apostles the Holy Spirit with a breath....