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
Third Sunday of Advent – Year B December 12, 2017 - 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 … Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent – Year B
Feast of All Souls October 30, 2017 - Jesus exclaimed, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and of earth, for hiding these things from the learned and the clever and revealing them to mere children. Yes, Father, for that is what it pleased you to do. Everything has been entrusted to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except … Continue reading Feast of All Souls
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A October 18, 2017 - 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 … Continue reading 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A August 30, 2017 - Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate … Continue reading 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A August 23, 2017 - Matthew 16:13-20 You are Peter, to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven. 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 … Continue reading 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A August 8, 2017 - Matthew 14:13-21 They all ate and were satisfied. 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 … Continue reading 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A August 8, 2017 - Matthew 14:22-33 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 … Continue reading 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A July 20, 2017 - Matthew 13:24-43 Jesus put a parable before the crowds, ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, the darnel appeared as well. The … Continue reading 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A June 29, 2017 - This Gospel account reveals the intimate relationship between Jesus and his Father in heaven.
21st Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C August 17, 2016 - Luke 13:22-30 Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed. ‘Once the master … Continue reading 21st Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
20th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C August 8, 2016 - Luke 12: 49-53 ‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already! There is a baptism I must still receive, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! ‘Do you suppose that I am here to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but … Continue reading 20th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C
19th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C August 3, 2016 - Luke 12:35-40 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit. Be like men waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks. Happy those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. … Continue reading 19th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C
18th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C July 20, 2016 - Luke 12:13-21 A man in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ ‘My friend,’ he replied ‘who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a … Continue reading 18th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C
16th Sunday Ordinary Time – Yr C July 18, 2016 - Luke 10:38-42 Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord’s feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha who was distracted with all the serving said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister is leaving … Continue reading 16th Sunday Ordinary Time – Yr C
17th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C July 18, 2016 - Luke 11:1-13 Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘Say this when you pray: “Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come; give us each day our … Continue reading 17th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C
14th Sunday Ordinary Time – Yr C June 29, 2016 - Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the labourers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out labourers for his harvest. Go … Continue reading 14th Sunday Ordinary Time – Yr C
15th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C June 29, 2016 - Luke 10: 25-37 There was a lawyer who, to disconcert Jesus, stood up and said to him, ‘Master, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the Law? What do you read there?’ He replied, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with … Continue reading 15th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
13th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C June 21, 2016 - Luke 9:51-62 As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him. These set out, and they went into a Samaritan village to make preparations for him, but the people would not receive him because he was making for … Continue reading 13th Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
Twelfth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C June 15, 2016 - Luke 9:18-24 Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that … Continue reading Twelfth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
Eleventh Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C June 1, 2016 - Luke 7:36-8:3 One of the Pharisees invited Jesus to a meal. When he arrived at the Pharisee’s house and took his place at table, a woman came in, who had a bad name in the town. She had heard he was dining with the Pharisee and had brought with her an alabaster jar of ointment. … Continue reading Eleventh Sunday Ordinary Time, Year C
Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C May 31, 2016 - Luke 7:11-17 Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him. As he drew near to the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the … Continue reading Tenth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
Easter Sunday March 17, 2016 - John 20:1-9 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 … Continue reading Easter Sunday
Second Sunday Easter March 17, 2016 - John 20: 19-31 In the evening of that same day, 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 … Continue reading Second Sunday Easter
Third Sunday Easter-Year C March 17, 2016 - John 21:1-19 Jesus showed himself again to his disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with … Continue reading Third Sunday Easter-Year C
Fourth Sunday Easter-Year C March 17, 2016 - John 10:27-30 Jesus said: ‘The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life; they will never be lost and no one will ever steal them from me. The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone, and no one can … Continue reading Fourth Sunday Easter-Year C
Fifth Sunday Easter-Year C March 17, 2016 - John 13:31-35 When Judas had gone Jesus said: ‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. If God has been glorified in him, God will in turn glorify him in himself, and will glorify him very soon. My little children, I shall not be with you much longer. … Continue reading Fifth Sunday Easter-Year C
Sixth Sunday Easter-Year C March 17, 2016 - John 14:23-29 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our home with him. Those who do not love me do not keep my words. And my word is not my own; it is the … Continue reading Sixth Sunday Easter-Year C
The Ascension – Year C March 17, 2016 - Luke 24:46-53 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You see how it is written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that, in his name, repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be preached to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses to this. ‘And now … Continue reading The Ascension – Year C
Pentecost Sunday – Year C March 17, 2016 - John 20: 19-23 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 … Continue reading Pentecost Sunday – Year C
Corpus Christi (Feast of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ) – Year C March 17, 2016 - Luke 9: 11-17 Jesus made the crowds welcome and talked to them about the kingdom of God; and he cured those who were in need of healing. // It was late afternoon when the Twelve came to him and said, ‘Send the people away, and they can go to the villages and farms round about … Continue reading Corpus Christi (Feast of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ) – Year C
Palm Sunday March 16, 2016 - Luke 22:14-23:56 When the time came he took his place at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, ‘I have ardently longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; because, I tell you, I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.’ Then, taking … Continue reading Palm Sunday
Fifth Sunday Lent-Year C March 10, 2016 - John 8:1-11 Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At daybreak he appeared in the Temple again; and as all the people came to him, he sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman along who had been caught committing adultery; and making her stand there in full view … Continue reading Fifth Sunday Lent-Year C
Third Sunday of Lent – Year C February 3, 2016 - Lk 13:1-9 Some people arrived and told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with that of their sacrifices. At this he said to them, ‘Do you suppose these Galileans who suffered like that were greater sinners than any other Galileans? They were not, I tell you. No; but unless you repent you … Continue reading Third Sunday of Lent – Year C
Fourth Sunday Lent – Year C February 3, 2016 - Luke 15:1-3. 11-32 The tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what he had to say, and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. ‘This man,’ they said, ‘welcomes sinners and eats with them.’ So he spoke this parable to them: ‘A man had two sons. The younger said … Continue reading Fourth Sunday Lent – Year C
Fifth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C February 2, 2016 - Luke 5:1-11 Jesus was standing one day by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the crowd pressing round him listening to the word of God, when he caught sight of two boats close to the bank. The fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats – … Continue reading Fifth Sunday Ordinary Time – Year C
First Sunday of Lent – Year C February 2, 2016 - Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness, being tempted there by the devil for forty days. During that time he ate nothing and at the end he was hungry. Then the devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, … Continue reading First Sunday of Lent – Year C
Second Sunday Lent – Year C February 2, 2016 - Luke 9:28-36 (The Transfiguration) Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men there talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and … Continue reading Second Sunday Lent – Year C
4th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C January 27, 2016 - Luke 4:21-30 Jesus began to speak in the synagogue, ‘This text is being fulfilled today even as you listen’. And he won the approval of all and they were astonished by the gracious words that came from his lips. They said, ‘This is Joseph’s son, surely?’ But he replied, ‘No doubt you will quote me … Continue reading 4th Sunday Ordinary Time-Year C