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14/10/2018  ::  Mark 10: 17- 30

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time, reminds us that the security we think we acquire from accumulating wealth a

07/10/2018  ::  Mark 10: 2-16

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time, emphasises that human beings are loved into existence to be givers and rec

30/09/2018  ::  Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time, renews the call of the Gospel to all who follow Christ to be unafraid of goi

23/09/2018  ::  Mark 9:30-37

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time, teaches that all that is evil and broken in life comes from the huge divide

16/09/2018  ::  Mark 8:27-35

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time, calls us to examine the quality of our discipleship by checking to see if o

14/09/2018  ::  Mark 7: 31-37

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time, calls us to open ourselves up to
Jesus and to the Kingdom of God which is st

02/09/2018  ::  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, calls us to have a good deep look at ourselves to see are we people of inte

26/08/2018  ::  John 6:60-69

The Word of God this Sunday, the Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time, emphasises that Jesus challenges every human person to make the most crucial

19/08/2018  ::  John 6:51-58


The Word of God this Sunday, the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, continues our annual Eucharistic retreat and renewal at the feet of Jesus, as c

12/08/2018  ::  John 6: 41-51

The Word of God this Sunday, the Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, continues Jesus clear teaching on the Holy Eucharist, teaching that is clear a

01/08/2018  ::  John 6: 24-35

The Word of God this Sunday, the Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, continues our summer ‘Eucharistic Retreat’ based on chapter six of the Gospel

29/07/2018  ::  John 6: 1-15

The Word of God this Sunday, the Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, addresses the universal human hunger for ultimate meaning, and for the pure s

22/07/2018  ::  Mark 6: 30-34

The Word of God this Sunday, the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, presents God as a good shepherd who is dedicated to keeping his flock united in

15/07/2018  ::  Mark 6: 7-13

The Word of God this Sunday, the Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, reminds our hearts and souls that we are all called to be prophets, apostles, a

08/07/2018  ::  Mark 6: 1-6

The Word of God this Sunday, the Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, highlights that discipleship is less about instant success and perfection, and

01/07/2018  ::  Mark 5:21-43

The Word of God this Sunday, the Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, urges us to accept that the life and healing we long for comes only from Jesus

24/06/2018  ::  Luke 1: 57-66, 80

The Word of God this Sunday, the feast of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist, calls us to consider our own role in heralding God’s kingdom and in

17/06/2018  ::  Mark 4:26-34

The Word of God this Sunday, the eleventh Sunday of ordinary time, challenges us to check and see if we are really alive or not. 

10/06/2018  ::  Mark 3:20-35

The Word of God this Sunday, the Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, invites us to meditate deeply on how precious we are to our eternal Father, and on

03/06/2018  ::  Mark: 14:12-16. 22-26

The Word of God this Sunday, the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of the Lord, calls us to renew our love and devotion to the Risen Jesus who is rea

27/05/2018  ::  Matthew 28: 16-20

The Word of God this Sunday, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, calls us to reflect with the Church on the inner mystery of our God who has re

20/05/2018  ::  John 15: 26-27; 16: 12-15

The Word of God this Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, challenges us to take seriously the teaching of Jesus that his Holy Spirit, the third person o

13/05/2018  ::  Mark 16: 15-20

The Word of God this Sunday, the Feast of the Lord’s Ascension into heaven, teaches us that our relationship with the Lord in his glory is no longe

06/05/2018  ::  John 15: 9-17

The Word of God this Sunday, the sixth Sunday of Easter, is a gift and godsend to anyone among us who might sometimes be tempted to believe that th

29/04/2018  ::  John 15: 1-8

The Word of God this Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Easter, calls us to reflect on Jesus’ concern that his disciples would always be united with him a

22/04/2018  ::  John 10:11-18

The Word of God this Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter, invites us to meditate on what Jesus means by describing himself as a good shepherd.

15/04/2018  ::  Luke 24: 35-48

The Word of God this Sunday, the third Sunday of Easter, reminds us of how radical a 
thing it is to be a Christian.  We should relish and revel in

08/04/2018  ::  John 20:19-31

The Word of God this Sunday - with the joy of our Easter alleluias still resounding because of Christ’s victory over sin and death - calls us to re

01/04/2018  ::  John 20: 1-9

The Word of God this Easter Sunday calls us to the bravery and humility it takes to accept our amazing share in Jesus’ great Passover from death to

23/03/2018  ::  Mark 14: 1 - 15:47

The Word of God this Sunday, known as Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, recalls the fickleness of God’s children who can cry out their ‘Hosanna!’ of p

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