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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sixth Sunday of Easter

22 May 2022

At the end of Matthew’s gospel, Jesus commanded his apostles to “go make disciples of all nations...” (Matthew 28:19-20) The Jewish people had been the first to hear the word of God, and the Good…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

Fifth Sunday of Easter

15 May 2022

The readings for this Sunday blend together to bring messages of hope. Paul and Barnabas spoke words of encouragement to their convert listeners. “We all have to experience many hardships,” they…

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Fourth Sunday of Easter

8 May 2022

There are may images used to describe Jesus. The Apocalypse depicts him as "a lamb standing as though it had been slaughtered" (Apoc. 5:6). Lambs were sacrificial offerings for sin, so Jesus takes…

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Third Sunday of Easter

Third Sunday of Easter

1 May 2022

The last chapter of St John’s gospel would appear to be an addition, since chapter 20 seems to have been the original ending. It is possible that the author found more material to add or that he…

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Second Sunday of Easter

Second Sunday of Easter

24 April 2022

In today’s readings we have two revelations of the risen Lord. Today and for the next few Sundays, the second reading comes from the Book of the Apocalypse. This was written by someone called John…

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

17 April 2022

Someone wrote recently about his fear of death and his certainty that all that would happen to him would that he would be buried in a hole in the ground, where he would remain. For Christians…

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

10 April 2022

At Sunday’s liturgy, we read of two processions. The first is Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem; the second is his journey to the cross.
 
“Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion!…

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Fifth Sunday of Lent

Fifth Sunday of Lent

3 April 2022

The story of the woman taken in adultery is a clear illustration of what divided the Scribes and Pharisees and Jesus. Many of the former were probably good people. They followed the Law…

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

Fourth Sunday of Lent

27 March 2022

The society in which Jesus lived seemed to have clearly marked out certain groups of people as sinners, tax collectors and prostitutes being among them. The rest presumably thought themselves free…

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Third Sunday of Lent

Third Sunday of Lent

20 March 2022

Two plants appear as symbols in today’s readings. The first is the burning bush, which Moses observed when he was tending the sheep of his father-in-law Jethro. It marked the beginning of his…

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