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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11th February 2024


Lev. 13:1-2, 44-46 Mark 1:40-45 In the reading from Leviticus we hear the biblical laws concerning leprosy (skin diseases thought to be contagious). Anyone who succumbed to this disease was declared unclean. One suffering from leprosy must declare himself unclean, wear his clothing torn, his [...]

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28th January 2024


A primeira leitura propõe-nos – a partir da figura de Moisés – uma reflexão sobre a missão profética. “O profeta é alguém que Deus escolhe, chama e envia para ser a sua “palavra” viva no meio dos homens. Através dos profetas, Deus apresenta-nos, em [...]

Feast of the Holy Family – December 31st 2023


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 [...]

Second Sunday of Advent : Mark 1:1-8, 9-11 10th December 2023


Mark’s Gospel starts directly with the Proclamation ‘the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the Prophet’. Mark in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, fast forwards us to [...]

Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 24th September 2023


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways, says the Lord.” (Is. 55:8) This quote from the first reading for Sunday says it all. Jesus was well aware of this, and the story we read in today’s Gospel, [...]


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