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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14th July 2024


Our readings today focus on God’s call to Amos and Jesus’ sending of the twelve apostles on mission. The prophet Amos is sent from Bethel. Paul teaches that we were chosen for Christ before the creation of the world. Jesus instructs his disciples and [...]

Fourth Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday: 10th March 2024


First Reading: 2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23 Ephesians: 2:4-10 Gospel: John 3:14-21 On this Laetare Sunday the Scriptures presents us with two vey different kinds of journeys. In the text from the 2nd Book of Chronicles we meet a whole nation on a journey while the [...]

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 [...]


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