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Our Common Single-minded Concern

Saturday 18 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time 2 Chronicles 24:17-25After the death of Jehoiada, the officials of Judah came to pay court to the king, and the king now turned to them for advice. The Judaeans abandoned the Temple of the Lord, the God of their ancestors,...

Subtle Pride

Wednesday 15 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time2 Kings 2:1,6-14 This is what happened when the Lord took Elijah up to heaven in the whirlwind: Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal, Elijah said, ‘Elisha, please stay here, the Lord is only sending me to the Jordan.’ But...

By loving we become more loving

Tuesday 14 June 2022 Week 11 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 21:17-29 After the death of Naboth, the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite, ‘Up! Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, in Samaria. You will find him in Naboth’s vineyard; he has gone down...

He alone is my rock

Monday 13 June 2022 St Antony of Padua Week 11 Ordinary Time 1 Kings 21:1-16 Naboth of Jezreel had a vineyard close by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria, and Ahab said to Naboth, ‘Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden, since it adjoins my house;...

The love of God has been poured into our hearts 

Sunday 12 June 2022 The Most Holy Trinity Solemnity Proverbs 8:22-31 The Wisdom of God cries aloud: The Lord created me when his purpose first unfolded, before the oldest of his works. From everlasting I was firmly set, from the beginning, before earth came into being.  The deep was...

The Generosity & Willingness of Barnabas

Saturday 11 June 2022 Saint Barnabas Week 10 in Ordinary Time Acts 11:21-26,13:1-3 A great number believed and were converted to the Lord.  The church in Jerusalem heard about this and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. There he could see for himself that God had given grace, and this...

What are you doing here?

Friday 10 June 2022 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 19:9,11-16 When Elijah reached Horeb, the mountain of God, he went into the cave and spent the night in it. Then he was told, ‘Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.’ Then the Lord himself...

The law of love: love God and love Neighbour

Thursday 9 June 2022 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 18:41-46 Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go back, eat and drink; for I hear the sound of rain.’ While Ahab went back to eat and drink, Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel and bowed down to the earth,...

The Shema

Wednesday 8 June 2022 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 18:20-39 Ahab called all Israel together and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. Elijah stepped out in front of all the people. ‘How long’ he said ‘do you mean to hobble first on one leg then on the...

What have I to offer?

Tuesday 7 June 2022 Week 10 in Ordinary Time 1 Kings 17:7-16 The stream in the place where Elijah lay hidden dried up, for the country had no rain. And then the word of the Lord came to Elijah, ‘Up and go to Zarephath, a Sidonian town, and stay...

Mary Mother of the Church

Monday 6 June 2022 Mary Mother of the Church Week 10 in Ordinary Time Genesis 3:9-15,20After Adam had eaten of the tree the Lord God called to him. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied ‘I was afraid because I...

Opportunities to love

Saturday 28 May 2022 6th week of Eastertide Acts 18:23-28Paul came down to Antioch, where he spent a short time before continuing his journey through the Galatian country and then through Phrygia, encouraging all the followers.An Alexandrian Jew named Apollos now arrived in Ephesus. He was an eloquent man,...

We don’t have to make it on our own

Friday 27 May 2022 6th week of Eastertide Acts 18:9-18At Corinth one night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision, ‘Do not be afraid to speak out, nor allow yourself to be silenced: I am with you. I have so many people on my side in this city...

San Filippo Neri & our folly

Thursday 26 May 2022 St Philip Neri Thursday before Ascension Sunday Acts 18:1-8 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth, where he met a Jew called Aquila whose family came from Pontus. He and his wife Priscilla had recently left Italy because an edict of Claudius had expelled all...

The Complete Truth

Wednesday 25 May 2022 6th week of Eastertide Acts 17:15,22-18:1 Paul’s escort took him as far as Athens and went back with instructions for Silas and Timothy to re-join Paul as soon as they could.   So, Paul stood before the whole Council of the Areopagus and made this speech:...

A message of hope and equality

Tuesday 24 May 2022 6th week of Eastertide Acts 16:22-34The crowd joined in and showed their hostility to Paul and Silas, so the magistrates had them stripped and ordered them to be flogged. They were given many lashes and then thrown into prison, and the gaoler was told to...

Come, Remain, Go

Monday 23 May 2022 6th week of Eastertide Acts 16:11-15Sailing from Troas we made a straight run for Samothrace; the next day for Neapolis, and from there for Philippi, a Roman colony and the principal city of that particular district of Macedonia. After a few days in this city...

Hatred

Saturday 21 May 2022 5th week of Eastertide John 15:18-21 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If the world hates you, remember that it hated me before you. If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you do not belong to the...

Shalom

Tuesday May 17, 2022, fifth week of Eastertide – Tertianship Program Mass Acts 14:19-28In those days, some Jews from Antioch and Iconium arrived and won over the crowds. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples gathered around...

Why look among the dead for the living?

Saturday April 16, 2022, Easter Vigil Genesis 1:26-31, Exodus 14:15-15:1, Ezekiel 36:16-17, 18-28, Romans 6:3-11 Gospel Luke 24:1-12 Reflection: Why look among the dead for someone who is alive?        Jesus has risen.  You will also rise.  You are not meant to stay in Lent. We all make mistakes, but we...