Church News

  1. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Twenty-First Sunday and Twenty-second Sunday, 14, 21 and 28 August.

    The Assumption of Our Lady (Luke 1:39-56) There is of course no gospel reading which narrates the Assumption into heaven of the Blessed Virgin Mary, her sharing body and soul in the risen life of her Son. Mary was the first to respond to the call to serve Christ. The gospel reading demonstrates with what […]

  2. Seventeenth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth Sundays of the Year – 24, 31 July & 7 August

    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Luke 11:1-13) The overriding theme is the compassion and loving-kindness of the Father. If human beings, prone to sin as they are, know how to care for their children, how much more can we expect from the God who is holy and who bestows the Holy Spirit on receptive souls? […]

  3. Fifteenth and Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) 10 and 17 July

    Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Luke 10:25-37) One of the extraordinary features of the Gospel according to Luke is the presence of parables of Jesus only found in this gospel. The parable of the Good Samaritan is one of these. The parable is provoked by the question of the ‘lawyer’, an expert on the Jewish […]

  4. Body and Blood of Christ (19 June) Thirteenth Sunday (28 June) Fourteenth Sunday (3 July) 2022

    Corpus Christi (Luke 9:11-17) Today we are given an opportunity to revisit the events of Holy Thursday and for deeper reflection on the mystery of the Eucharist instituted by Christ on the night before he died. St Paul reminds us that Jesus gave us not an earthly bread, but the bread which is the gift […]

  5. Pentecost 5 June Holy Trinity 12 June

    Pentecost (John 20:19-23) In these verses Jesus brings the gift of peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The account of the day of Pentecost is found in our first reading, from the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. Fifty days after the resurrection there was a spectacular manifestation of the power […]

  6. Sixth and Seventh Sundays of Easter 22 and 29 May 2022

    Sixth Sunday (John 14:23-29) The theme of ‘love’ emerges again, not the love of one disciple for another, but the disciple’s love for Jesus. Love for Jesus brings down the love of the Father. This love is shown by ‘keeping the word’ of Jesus and keeping the word of Jesus is keeping the word of […]