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31st Sunday in Ordinary Time October 27, 2021 - One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord you God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all … Continue reading 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B October 13, 2021 - James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him, ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in … Continue reading 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B October 6, 2021 - Jesus was setting out on a journey when a man ran up, knelt before him and put this question to him, ‘Good master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: You must not … Continue reading 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B September 29, 2021 - Some Pharisees approached Jesus and asked, ‘Is it against the law for a man to divorce his wife?’ They were testing him. He answered them, ‘What did Moses command you?’ ‘Moses allowed us’ they said ‘to draw up a writ of dismissal and so to divorce.’ Then Jesus said to them, ‘It was because you … Continue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B September 22, 2021 - John said to Jesus, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak … Continue reading 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B September 16, 2021 - After leaving the mountain Jesus and his disciples made their way through Galilee; and he did not want anyone to know, because he was instructing his disciples; he was telling them, ‘The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men; they will put him to death; and three days after he has been … Continue reading 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B September 8, 2021 - Jesus and his disciples left for the villages round Caesarea Philippi. On the way he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say I am?’ And they told him. ‘John the Baptist,’ they said, ‘others Elijah; others again, one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he asked, ‘who do you say I am?’ Peter … Continue reading 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year B
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B September 6, 2021 - Returning from the district of Tyre, Jesus went by way of Sidon towards the sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, put his fingers … Continue reading 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB August 25, 2021 - The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. For the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms as … Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB
Feast of St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop) August 1, 2021 - FEAST DAY – 8 AUGUST Mary MacKillop was born in 1842 in Fitzroy, Melbourne. On 8 August 1909, she died, having suffered a disabling stroke in 1902. Inspired by a meeting with Fr. Julian Tenison-Woods, Mary MacKillop took her vows at the age of twenty five, and the religious name, “Mary of the Cross”. In … Continue reading Feast of St Mary of the Cross (MacKillop)
The Body and Blood of Christ – Year B June 2, 2021 - On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’ So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a … Continue reading The Body and Blood of Christ – Year B
The Most Holy Trinity – year B May 28, 2021 - We should be comforted by the same assurance that Jesus gave to his first disciples 'know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.'
Pentecost Sunday – Year B May 20, 2021 - The Feast of Pentecost marks the birth of the Church, as the Apostles were now empowered to fulfill the mission Jesus had given them.
The Ascension of the Lord – Year B May 12, 2021 - Jesus showed himself to the Eleven and said to them, ‘Go out to the whole world; proclaim the Good News to all creation. He who believes and is baptised is saved; he who does not believe will be condemned. These are the signs that will be associated with believers: in my name they will cast … Continue reading The Ascension of the Lord – Year B
6th Sunday of Easter – Year B May 5, 2021 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me,so I have loved you.Remain in my love.If you keep my commandmentsyou will remain in my love,just as I have kept my Father’s commandmentsand remain in his love.I have told you thisso that my own joy may be in youand your joy be complete.This is … Continue reading 6th Sunday of Easter – Year B
5th Sunday of Easter – Year B April 28, 2021 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine,and my Father is the vinedresser.Every branch in me that bears no fruithe cuts away,and every branch that does bear fruit he prunesto make it bear even more.You are pruned already,by means of the word that I have spoken to you.Make your home in me, as … Continue reading 5th Sunday of Easter – Year B
4th Sunday of Easter – year B April 22, 2021 - The Good Shepherd will leave his flock to search for the one who is lost (Mt 8:12-14) and protect them against all dangers.
Palm Sunday – Year B March 24, 2021 - First thing in the morning, the chief priests together with the elders and the scribes, in short the whole Sanhedrin, had their plan ready. They had Jesus bound and took him away and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate questioned him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ ‘It is you who say it’ he answered. … Continue reading Palm Sunday – Year B
5th Sunday of Lent – The third Scrutiny March 22, 2021 - There was a man named Lazarus who lived in the village of Bethany with the two sisters, Mary and Martha, and he was ill. – It was the same Mary, the sister of the sick man Lazarus, who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair. The sisters sent this message to Jesus, ‘Lord, the man … Continue reading 5th Sunday of Lent – The third Scrutiny
4th Sunday of lent – Year B March 10, 2021 - Although we may not be physically blind our sight of Jesus is often obscured. We must open our eyes, ears and hearts so that we may know that Jesus Christ truly is the light of the world.
3rd Sunday of Lent – year B March 3, 2021 - Just before the Jewish Passover Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at their counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Lent – year B
2nd Sunday of Lent – Year B February 24, 2021 - Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter … Continue reading 2nd Sunday of Lent – Year B
1st Sunday of Lent – year B February 22, 2021 - Our Lenten journey can be a time of or spiritual renewal and preparation for true Christian discipleship.
6th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B February 10, 2021 - A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. Jesus immediately sent … Continue reading 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B February 1, 2021 - On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told him about her straightaway. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the fever left her and she began … Continue reading 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God January 1, 2021 - The shepherds hurried away to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. When they saw the child they repeated what they had been told about him, and everyone who heard it was astonished at what the shepherds had to say. As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in … Continue reading Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God
Christmas – Year B December 25, 2020 - The season of Christmas is a time for celebration, but also a time for reflection.
4th Sunday of Advent – Yr B December 16, 2020 - As we approach the Feast of Christmas and ready ourselves to receive family and friends throughout the festive season, it is worth pausing a moment to reflect on what the Feast is really celebrating. The birth of Jesus, in which Christians believe that God took on human form and came amongst us in the person … Continue reading 4th Sunday of Advent – Yr B
3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B December 9, 2020 - A man came, sent by God.His name was John.He came as a witness,as a witness to speak for the light,so that everyone might believe through him.He was not the light,only a witness to speak for the light. This is how John appeared as a witness. When the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, ‘Who are … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B
2nd Sunday of Advent – Year B December 2, 2020 - LI am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare your way.
1st Sunday of Advent – Year B November 25, 2020 - Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.
Christ The King – year A November 18, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats. He will … Continue reading Christ The King – year A
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr A November 11, 2020 - Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a man on his way abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one; each in proportion to his ability. Then he set out. The man who … Continue reading 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr A
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrA October 22, 2020 - When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and … Continue reading 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrA
29th Sunday in ordinary Time, Year A October 15, 2020 - The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said. And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, to say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, … Continue reading 29th Sunday in ordinary Time, Year A
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A September 16, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a day, and sent them to his vineyard. Going out at about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the … Continue reading 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A August 26, 2020 - Jesus proclaimed 'I have come that you may have life and have it to the full' (John 10:10). This fullness of life comes not from self-seeking, but from self-emptying.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A August 19, 2020 - When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said ‘who do you say I am?’ … Continue reading 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A August 12, 2020 - Jesus left Gennesaret and withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. Then out came a Canaanite woman from that district and started shouting, ‘Sir, Son of David, take pity on me. My daughter is tormented by a devil.’ But he answered her not a word. And his disciples went and pleaded with him. ‘Give her what she wants,’ they … Continue reading 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A August 5, 2020 - Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, … Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
18th Sunday in ordinary Time – Year A July 29, 2020 - When Jesus received the news of John the Baptist’s death he withdrew by boat to a lonely place where they could be by themselves. But the people heard of this and, leaving the towns, went after him on foot. So as he stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them … Continue reading 18th Sunday in ordinary Time – Year A
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A July 22, 2020 - Jesus said to the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value … Continue reading 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – year A
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A July 15, 2020 - Pray for others; challenge them to live a life of commitment, truth and goodness and be witnesses to this ourselves.
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A July 8, 2020 - Jesus left the house and sat by the lakeside, but such crowds gathered round him that he got into a boat and sat there. The people all stood on the beach, and he told them many things in parables. He said, ‘Imagine a sower going out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on … Continue reading Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A July 2, 2020 - Today, Jesus calls to us "come to me". An invitation to a life of Christian discipleship lifts, rather than imposes, a burden. It enables us to know and love God and call him "Father".
SAINTS PETER AND PAUL, APOSTLES (29 June) June 25, 2020 - The question Jesus puts to his disciples is the same question that he puts to us; ‘Who do you say I am?’ How we choose to answer that question will be reflected in our attitude towards self, others and to life itself.
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A June 15, 2020 - Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the house-tops. ‘Do not be afraid of those who … Continue reading 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Easter Sunday – Year A April 11, 2020 - It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, when Mary of Magdala came to the tomb. She saw that the stone had been moved away from the tomb and came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved. ‘They have taken the Lord out of … Continue reading Easter Sunday – Year A
Palm Sunday – Year A April 7, 2020 - Jesus was brought before Pontius Pilate, the governor, and the governor put to him this question, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ Jesus replied, ‘It is you who say it.’ But when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders he refused to answer at all. Pilate then said to him, ‘Do you … Continue reading Palm Sunday – Year A
5th Sunday in Lent – Year A March 25, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
4th Sunday in Lent – Year A March 18, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
3rd Sunday in Lent – Year A March 11, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
2nd Sunday in Lent – Year A March 4, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
1st Sunday in Lent – Year A February 12, 2020 - Jesus said to his disciples: I tell you, if your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven.
The Presentation of The Lord January 29, 2020 - The Presentation of the Lord reminds us that when we encounter the presence of God, we can have a range of responses: thanksgiving, hope, expectation, foreboding, love and joy.
The Nativity of The Lord (Christmas) – Yr A December 24, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Fourth Sunday in Advent – Yr A December 16, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Christ The King – Yr C November 20, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Thirty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C November 13, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C November 11, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C October 30, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C October 25, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C August 8, 2019 - When Jesus tells his disciples 'I have come to bring fire to the earth' he is not referring to an impending apocalypse but rather a spiritual fire, an enthusiasm ignited by the Holy Spirit to believe, live and spread the Gospel of salvation.
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C July 3, 2019 - Jesus' final encounter reinforces the urgency of proclaiming the Kingdom of God. Aware of the distractions and impediments to discipleship Jesus cautions his followers to be resolute and focused.
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C June 26, 2019 - Jesus' final encounter reinforces the urgency of proclaiming the Kingdom of God. Aware of the distractions and impediments to discipleship Jesus cautions his followers to be resolute and focused.
The Most Holy Trinity – Yr C June 12, 2019 - This Gospel passage occurs at the Last Supper shortly before Jesus' arrest and it reveals his awareness that the disciples will have difficulty in comprehending the significance of all that is about to transpire.
Pentecost – Yr C June 5, 2019 - The Feast of Pentecost takes place fifty days after Easter and celebrates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples, thus fulfilling the promise of Jesus.
6th Sunday of Easter – Yr C May 22, 2019 - This Sunday's Gospel serves as a precursor, both to the Ascension as well as the Feast of Pentecost and affirms explicitly the triune nature of God.
5th Sunday of Easter – Yr C May 15, 2019 - "Love is the light - and in the end, the only light - that can always illuminate a world grown dim and gives us the courage needed to keep living and working. Love is possible, and we are able to practice it because we are created in the image of God." Deus Caritas Est n.39
4th Sunday of Easter – Yr C May 8, 2019 - The depth of Jesus' love for us knows no limit. "I will lay down my life for my sheep" (John 10:15).
3rd Sunday of Easter – Yr C May 1, 2019 - Seeing and recognising the Lord requires more than simple physical sight. Rather, it comes only through truly knowing and embracing the Lord and proudly saying to him 'Yes, Lord, you know I love you.'
3rd Sunday in Lent – Yr C March 18, 2019 - Just as Jesus' 40 days in the desert served as a preparation for his mission, ministry and suffering it serves as a model for the way in which our Lenten journey can be a time of or spiritual renewal and preparation for true Christian discipleship.
1st Sunday in Lent – Yr C March 5, 2019 - Just as Jesus' 40 days in the desert served as a preparation for his mission, ministry and suffering it serves as a model for the way in which our Lenten journey can be a time of or spiritual renewal and preparation for true Christian discipleship.
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C February 20, 2019 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I say this to you who are listening: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly. To the man who slaps you on one cheek, present the other cheek too; to the man who takes your … Continue reading 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C February 11, 2019 - Jesus came down with the Twelve and stopped at a piece of level ground where there was a large gathering of his disciples with a great crowd of people from all parts of Judaea and from Jerusalem and from the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon who had come to hear him and to be cured of their … Continue reading 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr C
1st Sunday of Advent Year C December 4, 2018 - Advent is a time of new beginnings and provides us with an ideal opportunity for seeking personal renewal.
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB November 14, 2018 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘In those days, after the time of distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon will lose its brightness, the stars will come falling from heaven and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great … Continue reading 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB November 7, 2018 - In his teaching Jesus said, ‘Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of … Continue reading 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – YrB
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr B October 3, 2018 - And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to put her away.” But Jesus said to them, “For your hardness of … Continue reading 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr B
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr B September 26, 2018 - John said to him, ‘Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in your name; and because he was not one of us we tried to stop him.’ But Jesus said, ‘You must not stop him: no one who works a miracle in my name is likely to speak … Continue reading 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Yr B
23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B September 5, 2018 - Returning from the district of Tyre, he went by way of Sidon towards the Sea of Galilee, right through the Decapolis region. And they brought him a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they asked him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the … Continue reading 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B August 29, 2018 - The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round him, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. For the Pharisees, and the Jews in general, follow the tradition of the elders and never eat without washing their arms so … Continue reading 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B August 22, 2018 - After hearing his doctrine many of the followers of Jesus said, ‘This is intolerable language. How could anyone accept it?’ Jesus was aware that his followers were complaining about it and said, ‘Does this upset you? What if you should see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before? It is the spirit … Continue reading 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B
20th Sunday in Ordinary time – Year B August 14, 2018 - Jesus said to the crowd: ‘I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.’ Then the Jews started arguing with one another: ‘How can this man give us … Continue reading 20th Sunday in Ordinary time – Year B
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B July 24, 2018 - Jesus went off to the other side of the Sea of Galilee – or of Tiberias– and a large crowd followed him, impressed by the signs he gave by curing the sick. Jesus climbed the hillside, and sat down there with his disciples. It was shortly before the Jewish feast of Passover. Looking up, Jesus saw the crowds approaching … Continue reading 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
Pentecost May 16, 2018 - In the evening of the first day of the week, the doors were closed in the room where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, ‘Peace be with you,’ and showed them his hands and his side. The disciples were filled with joy when … Continue reading Pentecost
The Ascension of the Lord – Year B May 9, 2018 - The Ascension invites us to look upwards, look beyond the field of our ordinary sight, to the very the persons and life of God.
6th Sunday of Easter – Year B May 2, 2018 - No one can have greater love than to lay down his life for his friends. Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and … Continue reading 6th Sunday of Easter – Year B
5th Sunday of Easter – Year B April 25, 2018 - Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that bears no fruit he cuts away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes to make it bear even more. You are pruned already, by means of the word that I have spoken … Continue reading 5th Sunday of Easter – Year B
4th Sunday of Easter – Year B April 18, 2018 - Jesus said: ‘I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep. The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and the sheep do not belong to him, abandons the sheep and runs away as soon as he sees a wolf coming, and then the wolf … Continue reading 4th Sunday of Easter – Year B
3rd Sunday of Easter – Year B April 11, 2018 - The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how they had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread. They were still talking about all this when Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you!’ In a state of alarm and fright, they thought they were … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year B
2nd Sunday of Easter- Year B April 4, 2018 - Like Thomas, we are invited to move from scepticism and doubt to faith. Ultimately it is this faith in Jesus Christ that gives life.
4th Sunday of Lent – Year B March 7, 2018 - Jesus said to Nicodemus: ‘The Son of Man must be lifted up as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not be … Continue reading 4th Sunday of Lent – Year B
3rd Sunday of Lent – Year B February 28, 2018 - Just before the Jewish PassoverJesus went up to Jerusalem, and in the Temple he found people selling cattle and sheep and pigeons, and the money changers sitting at their counters there. Making a whip out of some cord, he drove them all out of the Temple, cattle and sheep as well, scattered the money changers’ coins, knocked … Continue reading 3rd Sunday of Lent – Year B
2nd Sunday of Lent – Year B February 26, 2018 - Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became dazzlingly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. Then Peter … Continue reading 2nd Sunday of Lent – Year B
1st Sunday of Lent – Year B February 14, 2018 - The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him. After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and … Continue reading 1st Sunday of Lent – Year B
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B February 5, 2018 - A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. Jesus immediately sent … Continue reading 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B January 17, 2018 - After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ As he was walking along by the Sea of Galilee he saw Simon and his brother Andrew … Continue reading Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year B
Christmas – Year B December 25, 2017 - In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things came to be, not one thing had its being but through him. All that came to be had life in him and that life was the light of … Continue reading Christmas – Year B
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Year B December 19, 2017 - The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what … Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Advent – Year B