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17th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 30th July 2021

St Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor 17th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 30th July 2021Lev. 23:1,4-11,15-16,27,34-37; Ps. 80:3-4,5-6,10-11; Mt. 13:54-58 (Ps Wk I) Festivals were significant events throughout Israel’s history. They helped to give structure to the year and the cycles of the seasons. But most importantly, they called to mind God’s blessings and…

Feast of St Martha : Thursday, 29th July 2021

Daily Word Of GodLuke 10:38-42 Jesus came to a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. She had a sister called Mary, who sat down at the Lord's feet and listened to him speaking. Now Martha, who was distracted with all the serving said, ‘Lord, do you not care that my…

Feast of St Martha : Thursday 29th July, 2021

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “Martha & Mary”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises Mary for choosing to listen to Him, instead of being busy preparing the food for Him.  True hospitality is more than offering material needs; it is loving them in personal ways that will make them more wholesome and…

17th Week in Ordinary Time :Thursday 29th July 2021

St Martha17th Week in Ordinary Time :Thursday 29th July 20211 Jn. 4:7-16; Ps. 33:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9,10-11; Jn. 11:19-27 or Lk. 10:38-42 (Ps Wk I) Are we too hard on Martha? No matter what praise Jesus had for Mary about her choosing “the better part”, we can be sure that Jesus was not criticising Martha nor rejecting her…

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Wednesday 28th July, 2021

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “Kingdom of Heaven”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that the “Kingdom of Heaven” is the most precious treasure in our life; this is divine gift of faith that offers Eternal Life.  Ponder on, “Do we value people, possessions and power as more important than the ‘Kingdom…

17th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 28th July 2021

Lord, Lord, lead me into Your presence to experience divine joy17th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 28th July 2021Ex. 34:29-35; Ps. 98:5,6,7,9; Mt. 13:44-46 (Ps Wk I) Talking to God face to face can be a daunting business. The Israelites refused to go up the mountain, thus sending Moses instead. The encounter changed him…

17th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 28th July 2020

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 13:44-46 Jesus said to the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field which someone has found; he hides it again, goes off happy, sells everything he owns and buys the field. ‘Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he…

17th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday, 27th July 2021

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 13:36-43 Leaving the crowds, Jesus went to the house; and his disciples came to him and said, ‘Explain the parable about the darnel in the field to us.’ He said in reply, ‘The sower of the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world; the good seed…

17th Week in Ordinary Times : Tuesday 27th July, 2021

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Good and Evil Spirits: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims that Good Spirits lead us to God, while Bad Spirits lead us away from God.  Ponder on, “Do we have a discerning heart that is able to distinguish between the Good and the Bad Spirits?  Pray for…

17th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 27th July 2021

Lord, help me to be faithful to spend Quiet Time in prayer with you daily17th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 27th July 2021Ex. 32:15-24,30-34; Ps. 105:19-20,21-22,23; Mt. 13:31-35 (Ps Wk I) The explanation of the Parable of the weeds can be divided into two sections. In first verses 37-39, there are the eschatological equivalents…