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Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

3 July 2022

Luke is the only evangelist to mention 72 disciples sent out ahead of Jesus. This would indicate that he already had far more trusted followers than just the twelve. In a way they were like John…

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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

26 June 2022

Jesus has already started preparing his disciples for his coming death, and is setting out for Jerusalem. He had talked about entering through the narrow gate (Matt. 7:13-14), which means not…

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Feast of Corpus Christi

Feast of Corpus Christi

19 June 2022

The eucharist is at the centre of our Christian faith. It is the commemoration of the loving self-giving of Jesus in his passion and death. On Holy Thursday, we celebrate the institution of the…

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The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

12 June 2022

The doctrine of the Trinity was only clearly defined at the Councils of Nicaea in 325 and Constantinople in 381. Though references are made in both the Old and New Testaments, it sees to have…

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Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

5 June 2022

It is of course impossible to describe the Holy Spirit. Images such as dove, symbolising peace and gentleness, wind, power and tongues of fire, passion and eloquence are used, but such terms are…

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The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord

29 May 2022

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven is only recorded in Mark (the longer version) and Luke. The event is mentioned only briefly in both. Perhaps this was because Jesus had already bade farewell…

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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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