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Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

17 September 2020

Throughout his ministry, Jesus told parables which painted a portrait of his Father. Who better to describe him than God the Son, the second person of the Trinity, made man? In last week’s story…

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Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 September 2020

“Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Forgiving others was at the core of Jesus’ teaching. Peter thought he was being generous in suggesting a limit of…

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

6 September 2020

Prophets like Ezekiel acted as mouthpieces for God in his relationship with the Jewish people. He himself was even to be held to account for not issuing warnings to the wicked.

Sometimes…

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Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

30 August 2020

It must have taken a great amount of courage for Jesus to turn in the direction of Jerusalem, knowing what lay in front of him. It must have been difficult also to confront Peter, possibly an…

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Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

16 August 2020

Today’s gospel is a strange story. Picture Jesus merciful and compassionate, refusing to even acknowledge - let alone speak to - a distraught mother who pleads for her daughter to be cured.…

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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

9 August 2020

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  (Franklin D Roosevelt)

Fear can paralyse us and prevent us from taking risks and achieving our potential. It can also prevent us from…

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Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

2 August 2020

The miracle in today’s gospel is the only one mentioned by all four evangelists. It is a stark contrast to the banquet held for Herod’s birthday, with the simple but nourishing food Jesus gave to…

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 July 2020

In the time of Jesus, pearls were very valuable, since diving for them was very dangerous. As there were no banks, people often buried treasure to prevent bandits or enemy soldiers from stealing…

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 July 2020

Darnel is a noxious weed, which in the early stages resembles wheat. When it ripens it turns black, in contrast with wheat which turns brown. The seeds are poisonous and if mixed with those of the…

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

28 July 2020

The Bible is full of stories and references to country life. Such imagery sinks deep into the consciousness of the listener, in a way that words do not. Jesus’ audience would have been very…

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