First Sunday of Lent

BE HOLY, FOR I, THE LORD YOUR GOD, AM HOLY (Lev 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 18:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46) Lent is a privilege moment to evaluate and see how far we have strive to be holy in relation to the holiness of our heavenly Father. This is the challenge given to us from the readings of today. The author of the book ...

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8th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

A MAN'S WORDS FLOW OUT FROM WHAT FILLS HIS HEART Sirach 27:4-7; Ps 91:2-3, 13-16; 1 Cor 15:54-58; Mk 6:39-45 Words are very powerful and they can build or destroy a family or community. They are creative. God Himself used words when he created the world and all that is in the world. He used words to create man. We use ...

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Pastoral Letter on Healing

PDF Letter Norms of Healing

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5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

PUT OUT INTO DEEP WATERS (Is 6:1-8; Ps 137:1-5, 7-8; 1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11) The readings of today are not only calling us to be apostles and fishers of men but to put out into the deep. The call to put out into the deep comes from Jesus to Simon in the gospel of today. The gospel recounts a scene ...

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4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

STAND UP AND TELL THEM WHAT I COMMAND YOU (Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 70:1-6, 15, 17; 1 Cor 12:31-13:13; Mk 4:21-30) Last Sunday, we were looking at the prophetic role of each baptised Christian to go out and preach the Good News to the poor. This mission was drawn from Jesus' mission statement as expressed in Is 61:1-2. As prophets, the readings of ...

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3rd Sunday in Advent (Year C)

Shout for Joy (Zeph 3:14-18; Ps 12:2-6; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18) Today is the third Sunday of Advent celebrated as Gaudete Sunday. It is the day which the Church has given us to rejoice and should for joy. We are doing this because the Redeemer is near at hand. To rejoice or shout for joy has to do with a ...

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1st Sunday in Advent (Year C)

PREPARE FOR CHRIST'S COMING (Jer 33:14-16; Ps 24; 1 Thess 3:12-4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36) Today we begin our new year in the Church by celebrating the first Sunday of Advent Year C. Advent is a time when the Church gives us four Sundays to use in preparing for a twofold coming of Jesus: his coming to us in the flesh at christmas ...

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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

SOWING THE WORD - Trust in GOD (1 Kgs 17:10 - 16; Ps 145:6 - 10; Heb 9:24 - 28; Mk 12:38 - 44) Today is celebrated in all Commonwealth countries as Remembrance Sunday. It is the day when we remember all those who lost their lives during the First World War. Our celebration today coincides with the centenary of the end of World War One. As we remember ...

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30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

FOCUS ON YOUR DREAM AND GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH (Jer 31:7 - 9; Ps 125:1 - 6; Heb 5:1 - 6; Mk 10:46 - 52) I got a video this week of a lady called Tererai who is one of Oprah’s all - time favourite guest. She was born in a village in Zimbabwe. Her father believed young girls should not go to school. So, to ...

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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

WHAT MUST I DO TO INHERIT ETERNAL LIFE (Wis 7:1 - 11; Ps 89:12 - 17; Heb 4:12 - 13; Mk 10:17 - 30) To leave from Basingstoke and drive to anywhere in England or Europe is very easy even when you don’t know the direction or the road to your destination. To go anywhere on earth has been simplified for us today with discoveries in technology. ...

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