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  1. Third and Fourth Sundays of Lent (Year C) 20 and 27 March 2022

    Third Sunday of Lent (Luke 13:1-9) This gospel reading contains material found in no other gospel which raises crucial questions about the justice of God and the need for repentance. We frequently hear about human suffering, suffering inflicted by other people or resulting from ‘natural disasters. Suffering and tragedy have always led to the question […]

  2. Seventh and Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 20 and 27 February 2022

    Seventh Sunday   (Luke 6:27-38) We continue reading from Luke’s collection of the teachings of Jesus known as the ‘Sermon on the Plain’.  The essence of this reading is found in verses 27 and 28. There is a radical new commandment here, given to all the disciples of Jesus, that we should love our enemies. This […]

  3. Fifth and Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 and 13 February 2022

    Fifth Sunday   (Luke 5:1-11) Luke sometimes presents the gospel stories in a different order from Mark and Matthew. This is the case with this story of the call of the first disciples, which he places after the visits to Nazareth and Capernaum. The story is also fuller than the short accounts in Mark and Matthew. […]

  4. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time and Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time 23 and 30 January 2022

    Third Sunday  (Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21) This Sunday we finally begin our reading of the Gospel of Luke, the gospel laid down to be read in Year C. There are two separate passages in today’s gospel reading. We begin with the opening four verses of chapter 1, in which the evangelist sets down his method of […]

  5. The Baptism of the Lord and Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 and 16 January 2022

    The Baptism of the Lord (Luke 3:15-16, 21-22). This is the final feast of the Christmas season. Having celebrated his birth and his manifestation as the Messiah for all nations, it is appropriate to conclude the season with the event which begins his public ministry. Our gospel reading contains two verses about the work of […]

  6. Nativity of Our Lord 25 December, Holy Family 26 December, Second Sunday after the Nativity 2 January

    The Nativity of Our Lord   Day Mass John 1:1-18 The readings considered here are those of the Mass during the day. John refers to him as ‘the Word’, for God has finally spoken his fullest word to the human race and as ‘the Light’, for he brings truth and direction in our darkness.  We are […]