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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25 July 2021

A boy is at the centre of the drama in today’s gospel. He offers his small portion of food to Andrew. Barley loaves were the food of the poor and the fish were probably small, like sardines. He…

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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

18 July 2021

Jesus knew that the apostles were tired and hungry after their mission. Those in active ministry realise that they must spend time in quietness, to process what has happened and to listen to what…

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Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

11 July 2021

This Sunday’s message is very much about mission. The prophet Amos was sent from Judah to the northern kingdom of Israel. He was moving out of his comfort zone, for - as he told Amaziah, he was a…

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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4 July 2021

Jesus must have looked forward to going home to Nazareth. He had spent almost thirty years there. It was a small village and he had worked there as the local carpenter, so he was probably a…

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 June 2021

Jesus gave help to all kinds of people. Jairus was a synagogue official, so he was probably an important person. Unlike the Pharisees he had respect for Jesus and fell at His feet. As a father he…

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

20 June 2021

The apostles, who were fishermen, knew the Sea of Galilee only too well, and they were right to be frightened when a storm blew up. Fear is a healthy emotion, which informs us of danger and of the…

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Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

13 June 2021

In today’s gospel, Jesus speaks of the mustard tree, probably the black mustard which is not native to Ireland. He talks about it giving shelter to the birds of the air. Perhaps we might look at…

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

6 June 2021

Both the gospel of John and the Apocalypse picture Jesus as the Lamb of God. It is a powerful image, because Jesus in his perfect sacrifice on Calvary replaced the need for blood sacrifices…

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Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

30 May 2021

“[Allah is] the originator of the heavens and the earth. [There is] nothing like a likeness of him” (Koran chapter 42:11). Christian artists often depict God as an old man with a long beard and…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

23 May 2021

We might wonder where God is, what with the carnage in the middle east, the cyber attacks and the epidemic which has decimated our world. Might appears to be right and many world leaders seem to…

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