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2nd Sunday of Lent – 25th February 2024

2024-02-23T15:24:03+00:00

Are we there yet? This is a question that many parents are asked when they are on a car journey with small children. The answer usually is ‘not YET!’ This, sometimes perplexing conversation, came to mind when I was reflecting on the readings for [...]

Feast of the Holy Family – December 31st 2023

2023-12-26T17:59:06+00:00

Readings for feast of the Holy Family: Sir.3 2-6,12-14. Col. 3: 12-21. Gospel. Luke 2: 22-40 In today’s reflection I’ve tried to concentrate more on today’s feast rather than any specific  Reading. We refer to Joseph, Mary and Jesus as the Holy Family. That [...]

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – November 5th 2023

2023-11-04T08:26:00+00:00

Readings: Malachi:1:14-2:2,8-10, Psalm 130,1Thessalonuans 2:7-9,13, Matthew 23:1-12 As always, scripture seems to know what is going on in our lives. The first part of the Synod is over, and, suitably, the demand made on us by today’s readings is that we are to be [...]

28th Sunday of the Year – October 15th 2023

2023-10-13T13:34:13+00:00

(Isaiah 25:6-10; Ps 22:1-4; Phil 4:12-14;19-20; Mt 22:1-14) Flathúlacht (Lavishness) This is the last in a series of the parables of Jesus for the past few Sundays in which Matthew’s Gospel portrays God as a generous bestower of goodwill, as against human niggardliness: the [...]

23rd Sunday in ordinary time September 10th 2023

2023-09-04T10:55:07+00:00

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 [...]

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6 Nov. 2022

2022-12-20T08:40:59+00:00

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

2023-01-25T09:20:32+00:00

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 [...]

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 9 Oct. 2022

2023-01-25T09:27:30+00:00

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 [...]

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