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21st Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 25th August 2019

21st Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 25th August 2019

In today’s Gospel, Jesus clearly explains that anyone who follows him through the narrow gate of sacrificial service and sharing love will be saved. Jesus also admonishes his followers to concentrate on their own salvation by self-discipline rather than to worry about the salvation of others…..

20th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 18th August 2019

20th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 18th August 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is that we should courageously live out our religious convictions and principles in our lives, as Jeremiah, Paul and Jesus did, even if doing so should result in our martyrdom and turn society upside down.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 11th August 2019

19th Sunday in Ordinary Times - C, 11th August 2019

The central theme of today’s readings is the necessity for trusting Faith in God’s promises and vigilant preparedness among Christ’s followers to meet their God as their Judge and Rewarder, at the time of their death….

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 28th July 2019

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 28th July 2019

The main themes of today’s Scripture readings are the power of intercessory prayer, the Our Father as the ideal prayer, and the necessity for persistence and perseverance in prayer with trusting faith and boldness….

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 21st July 2019

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 21st July 2019

The central themes of today’s readings are the importance of hospitality in Christian life and the necessity of listening to God before acting. Jesus welcomed and tended to the needs of all, reflecting in his actions the very hospitality of God. The key to the Christian life is setting priorities: Jesus Christ first, then everything else. The only way really to learn that lesson is to spend some time every day, “sitting at the feet of Jesus.”….

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 7th July 2019

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 7th July 2019

Today’s Scriptures are about announcing the Good News. They remind us that announcing the Good News of the Kingdom by words, deeds and life is not the task of only a few. Rather, it is a task for all baptized Christians…

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 30th June 2019

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - C, 30th June 2019

Today’s readings are about God’s call and man’s commitment in answer to that call. They ask for total commitment in total freedom with the spirit of patient love, saying an unconditional “Yes” to Jesus and to the Christian life as a true disciple of Christ…..

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The last two precious gifts given to us by Jesus are the Holy Eucharist as our spiritual food on Holy Thursday and Jesus’ mother Mary as our spiritual Mother on Good Friday….

The Most Holy Trinity - C, 16th June 2019

The Most Holy Trinity - C, 16th June 2019

The opening sentence of today’s gospel touches something very deep in human experience. Jesus tells his disciples: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” In John’s gospel, Jesus is depicted as sensitive to the anguish of his friends and to their limited capacity to absorb the enormity of what was happening to him and to them. There was only so much they could “bear” as the inevitability of Jesus’ death dawned on them…..

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost literally means 50th. It is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the Passover feast by the Jews, and it is a feast celebrated on the 50th day after the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus by the Christians. Today is the birthday of the Church, of all those who have been reborn into His Mystical Body……

The Ascension of the Lord - C, 2nd June 2019

The Ascension of the Lord - C, 2nd June 2019

Today’s readings describe the Ascension of the Lord Jesus his Heavenly glory after promising to send the Apostles the Holy Spirit as the source of Heavenly power and commanding them to bear witness to Him through their lives and preaching throughout the world…..

6th Sunday of Easter - C, 26th May 2019

6th Sunday of Easter - C, 26th May 2019

Today’s readings show us the effects of the abiding presence of God in His Church and of His indwelling in each one of us.

The Gospel passage reminds us that the Holy Spirit, abiding within us, is our Teacher, Advocate and the Source of peace and joy. The passage offers a vision of hope as well. Jesus promises his followers that the Holy

Spirit will come and instruct them in everything they need to know.

5th Sunday of Easter - C, 19th May 2019

5th Sunday of Easter - C, 19th May 2019

Today’s Gospel passage gives us the secret of Christian renewal as the faithful practice of Jesus’ new commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you”. Jesus has added a new element to the Old Testament command of love by teaching us that the true test of discipleship is to love other people in the same way that he has loved us, with sacrificial, unconditional, agápe love. Hence, the renewal of Christian life means a radical change of vision and a reordering of our priorities in life….

4th Sunday of Easter - C, 12th May 2019

4th Sunday of Easter - C, 12th May 2019

The apostles faced much opposition as they proclaimed the Good News of Christ. Since then, many Christians have suffered martyrdom in great persecutions. Today’s Scripture readings make reference to such difficulties but they also offer a firm message of hope and consolation. The faithful followers of Jesus, those who listen to his voice, will have eternal life…..

3rd Sunday of Easter - C, 5th May 2019

3rd Sunday of Easter - C, 5th May 2019

The disciples of Jesus went through the blackest of nights on the Sea of Tiberias. They were weighed down by grief and shock at the death of Jesus, and guilt for denying him in the case of Peter. And they caught no fish. But joy came with the dawn when the risen Christ appeared to them. They caught many fish, shared a meal with him and Peter experienced forgiveness…..

Divine Mercy Sunday - C, 28th April 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday - C, 28th April 2019

Many of us call Thomas one of our favourite gospel people! He was a man who did not ‘mess about’ with his faith. He found faith in the risen Lord hard to take and let others know. He had often been a bit doubtful earlier – his solution to the prophecy of Jesus;’ death was that he should to go and die and get it done with!…..

Easter Sunday - C, 21st April 2019

Easter Sunday - C, 21st April 2019

More than just a day, the Church gives us a seven-week Easter season to celebrate. Yet sometimes our everyday lives feel so heavy that celebration is not a part of them. Critical illness in the family, loss of a job, disappointment in a relationship and the burdens of everyday life can make it a challenge to feel particularly joyful – even in the Easter season…..

Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - C, 14th April 2019

Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - C, 14th April 2019

Today’s liturgy combines contrasting moments of glory (“Hosanna”) and suffering (“Crucify him”) – the royal welcome given to Jesus by his followers and the drama of his unjust trial culminating in his crucifixion…..