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23rd Sunday in ordinary time September 10th 2023


23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time This Sunday’s readings did not seem at first sight to be easy to write about,  all about correcting our neighbour’s faults and sins out of love.  What a tough and unpleasant task! Since our earliest days we have been [...]

19th Sunday of the Year – 12th August 2023


  On this the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time we are gifted with the Gospel of Matthew 14:22-33. The painting depicting Jesus and his disciples immediately brought to mind the images, we have sadly become familiar with, of  the thousands of migrants who have crossed [...]

16th Sunday of the Year July 23rd 2023


16th Sunday In Ordinary Time July 23rd 2023 In today’s gospel, Matthew puts before us a teaching of Jesus about ‘the Kingdom’ in parable form. The parables are invitations to learn what the coming of God’s liberating and life-giving reign should mean for us. [...]

The Baptism of the Lord, Sunday 8 Jan. 2023


Many of us are familiar with personal identity documents, compulsory in some countries and non-compulsory in others. These documents are updated at different stages in a person’s life. The first one is given in childhood, it is renewed in the teenage years and then [...]

Thirty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary time 20 November 2022


Feast of Jesus Christ Universal King. Those of us who live in the north eastern corner of Ireland recently witnessed the death of a monarch Elizabeth 11 and witnessed her son succeeding her as King Charles 111. Those who saw every second of the [...]

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 13 Nov. 2022


Mourning our Losses. Too many of us, live with our regrets.  The very sudden death of Siobhan leaves us with questions.  Though Siobhan didn’t talk freely, freely, about her illness, we were still free to ponder with her. I still remember and regret a [...]

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 Nov. 2022


Thirty Second Sunday - Luke 20:27-38    Second reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:16-3:5 The start of this Sunday’s Gospel text sets the scene of an encounter between some Sadducees and Jesus. Their question is one that many of us can identify with.  After we draw our [...]

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time 30th October 2022


EVANGELIO SEGÚN SAN LUCAS 19, 1 -10 En estas líneas del evangelio nos encontramos con un tema preferido de la Comunidad de Lucas, “la Conversión y sus exigencias”, en todo tiempo y a destiempo de nuestra experiencia humana, cristiana y  dominicana…. Zaqueo es el [...]

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 23rd Oct. 2022


Luke 18: 9-14:   The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector When Dominican Sisters or Brothers make profession – take their first or final vows - they are asked during the ceremony “What do you desire?”  the response is, “The mercy of God [...]

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 Oct. 2022


2Kings5:14-17 Naaman and Elisha were both men who wielded much power, Naaman as a successful military man and great favourite of the King of Damascus,  Elisha a Man of God  with a reputation for healing among the Israelite community. Unfortunately Naaman had Leprosy and [...]

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 2 October 2022


1st Reading God's plans are not always the same as our plans; they are often invisible to our eyes, incomprehensible to our living and feeling. How many times do we ask ourselves like Habakkuk, where are you my God? But God is sovereign in [...]


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