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First Sunday of Lent

Posted: 21 February 2021

Mark’s account of Jesus’ time in the wilderness is very short. Perhaps this gives us an opportunity to imagine the scenery ourselves and enter into the story.

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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted: 14 February 2021

The Book of Leviticus, in its present form, was probably completed in about the sixth century BC.

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted: 7 February 2021

Theodicy, the question of why a good God permits suffering, is one of the themes explored today.

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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted: 31 January 2021

Synagogues began to be established in the first century AD. They were local centres, used for civic gatherings, as well as for study and worship.

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted: 24 January 2021

Unlike the other books of the prophets, the one named after its central character Jonah is a narrative rather than an account of prophecies.

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Posted: 17 January 2021

Eli’s advice to Samuel was very wise. To the voice that spoke in the night he told him to say: “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”

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The Baptism of the Lord

Posted: 10 January 2021

Mark was the first to write a gospel and to use the this term meaning “Good News.

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Second Sunday after Christmas

Posted: 3 January 2021

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Isaiah 9:2)

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Feast of the Holy Family

Posted: 27 December 2020

The four gospels each have their own way of describing Jesus’ origins.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Posted: 20 December 2020

Today we light the fourth candle on the Advent wreath. This is the angel candle or the candle of love. Our waiting is almost over as we reflect on Gabriel’s appearance to Mary.

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