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Ordinary Time 13th Wk: Saturday 6th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, New Wine and Wineskins: In today’s Gospel, in the images of the “new wine and wineskins,” Jesus reminds us that our hearts and minds must be open to the challenges of the Good News of Salvation.  Are we rigidly entrenched in our habits, attitudes and ways…

13th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 5th July 2019

God is faithful from generation to generation13th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 5th July 2019Gen. 23:1-4,19; 24:1-8,62-67; Ps. 106(105):1-2,3-4a,4b-5; Mt. 9:9-13 (Ps Wk I) We can follow Abraham’s family from generation to generation. After so many years and countless adventures, Sarah and Abraham passed from this life. It was time for a new generation to…

Ordinary Time 13th Wk: Friday 5th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Sin and Sinners: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees condemned Jesus for dining with tax collectors and sinners.  Jesus replied that it is the sick that needs a doctor.  Jesus condemns sin, but reaches out to sinners with compassion and does not condemn them.  Pray for the…

13th Week, Ordinary Time: Friday, 5th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 9:9-13 As Jesus was walking on from there he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and he said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and followed him. Now while he was at table in the house it happened that a number of tax collectors and…

Ordinary Time 13th Wk: Thursday 4th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus – Persecuted: In today’s Gospel, when Jesus cured the paralytic and proclaimed, “Your sins are forgiven,” the scribes condemned Him for blasphemy.  Recall the times when you did some good deeds, but were “condemned” or unjustly criticized.  Ponder on “How did Jesus feel when He…

13th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 4th July 2019

Abraham's unwavering obedience to God - What about you?13th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 4th July 2019Gen. 22:1-19; Ps. 115(114):1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; Mt. 9:1-8 (Ps Wk I) A great difficulty in reading the Old Testament is a lack of attention to the fact that it was written several thousands of years ago when, among other things, there…

13th Week, Ordinary Time: Thursday, 4th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 9:1-8 Some people brought Jesus a paralytic stretched out on a bed. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, ‘Take comfort, my child, your sins are forgiven.’ And now some scribes said to themselves, ‘This man is being blasphemous.’ Knowing what was in their minds Jesus said, ‘Why do you…

Ordinary Time 13th Wk: Wednesday 3rd July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Doubt: In today’s Gospel, Thomas the apostle boldly asserted that he refused to believe that Jesus has risen, unless he could see and feel His wounds.  However, when he saw the Risen Lord, he acknowledged, “My Lord and my God!”  Do we still have…

Feast of St Thomas, Apostle: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Feast of St Thomas, ApostleFeast of St Thomas, Apostle: Wednesday 3rd July 2019Gen. 19:15-29; Ps. 26(25):2-3,9-10,11-12; Mt. 8:23-27 (Ps Wk I) In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul uses images, such as a house and its household to emphasise the close and unique relationship that exists between God and His people. According to Paul, all…

13th Week, Ordinary Time, St Thomas, Apostle: Wednesday, 3rd July 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 20:24, 25b-29 Thomas, called the Twin, who was one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. Thomas answered, ‘Unless I can see the holes that the nails made in his hands and can put my finger into the holes they made, and unless I can put my hand…