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  1. 30th, 31st and 32 Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 29 October, 5 and 12 November 2023

    Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 22:34-40) If we return to the ancient expression of the law of God in the Ten Commandments we find no explicit reference to love of God and love of neighbour. Jesus draws together all the commandments under these two headings. What does Jesus mean by love? Love of God […]

  2. Twenty-Seventh, Twenty Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Sundays of the Year (A) 8, 15 and 22 October 2023

    Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 21:33-43) Jesus directs his words to those in authority, who, like many of their forefathers, do not heed the messengers of God and fail to produce a harvest of good works for God. This parable tells us to listen and to respond to ‘produce the fruit of the kingdom’. […]

  3. Twenty-Fifth and Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 24 September and 1 October

    Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 20:1-16) Today’s gospel reading is one of the parables of Jesus found only in the Gospel of Matthew. The parable of the Labourers in the Vineyard may give rise to some perplexity. Why does the landowner not pay the labourers according to the hours they have worked? The parable […]

  4. Twenty-Second, Twenty-Third and Twenty-Fourth Sundays in Ordinary Time 3, 10 and 17 September 2023

    Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 16:21-27) Jesus speaks for the first time of his approaching suffering, death and resurrection. The suffering and death of Jesus will cast a shadow over the rest of the gospel. The Christian is not called toa position and prosperity in this world but to self-sacrifice in the service of […]

  5. 19, 20 and 21 Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 13, 20 and 27 August 2023

    Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 14:22-33) Peter is overcome with doubt and is upheld by Jesus. The gospel in which Peter is entrusted with authority also testifies to his vulnerability. The story ends with a declaration of faith by the disciples. How do I react when my faith is tested by the storms of […]

  6. Sixteenth, Seventeenth Sunday and the Transfiguration of the Lord 23 and 30 July and 6 August

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matthew 13:24-43) How do I cope with the evil I see around me? Do I have the patience to wait for God’s purposes to be fulfilled? We pray for constancy in seeking what is good. We pray for a true understanding of the forbearance of God.   Seventeenth Sunday in […]