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Holy Week: Tuesday 16th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Denial of Peter: In today’s Gospel, even as Peter had great desires to die for Jesus, he denied Him when his life was threatened.  Let us pray for the graces we need to remain faithful to God when our vocation is being tested by the traumas…

Tuesday of Holy Week, 16th April 2019

Tuesday of Holy WeekTuesday of Holy Week, 16th April 2019Is. 49:1-6; Ps. 71(70):1-2,3-4,5-6,15,17; Jn. 13:21-33,36-38 (Ps Wk II) Today we are with Jesus, in his last moments with his disciples, the men he had carefully chosen as his friends, to journey with him, learn from him. He is troubled! This is His last meal before…

Holy Week: Monday 15th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Repentance: In today’s Gospel, Mary Magdalene expressed her deep contrition for her sins by washing Jesus’ feet with her tears of sorrow, dried them with her hair and anointed them with a very costly ointment. Ponder on, “Lord, my sins have added to Your Suffering; move my…

Holy Week Monday, 15th April 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover, Jesus went to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom he had raised from the dead. They gave a dinner for him there; Martha waited on them and Lazarus was among those at table. Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with…

Monday of Holy Week, 15th April 2019

Monday of Holy WeekMonday of Holy Week, 15th April 2019Is. 42:1-7; Ps. 27(26):1,2,3,13-14; Jn. 12:1-11 (Ps Wk II) God promised great things to the people of Israel who were in exile. His servant would establish justice, as well as a covenant with the people. They were to become the light to the nations. Many centuries…

Palm Sunday: Sunday 14th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Palm Sunday: In today’s Gospel, the Passion of Jesus shows how His enemies’ cruelty knows no bounds.  They condemned Jesus to the cruel death by crucifixion.  In contrast, they clamoured for Barabbas, a murderer to be released.  Do our hearts harbour hurts and hatred that destroy…

Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 23:1, 3-4, 15-18, 20-22a, 23, 25b-27a, 28, 33-34a, 38, 44-46 The elders of the people and the chief priests and scribes rose, and they brought Jesus before Pilate. Pilate put to him this question, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ He replied, ‘It is you who say it.’ Pilate then…

Lent Wk 5: Saturday 13th April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Insecurity – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the insecurities of Caiaphas, the high priest, were that Jesus’ Teachings and Actions attracted followers, at their expense.  Thus they were determined to kill Him.  Ponder on, “Are our “insecurities” harming our loved ones and relationship with Jesus”? The greatest…

5th Week of Lent, Saturday, 13th April 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 11:46-53 Some of the Jews went to the Pharisees to tell them what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting. ‘Here is this man working all these signs,’ they said, ‘and what action are we taking? If we let him go on in this way everybody…

Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019

PALM SUNDAY (C)Palm Sunday, 14th April 2019Is. 50:4-7; Ps. 22(21):8-9,17-18,19-20,23-24; Phil. 2:6-11; Lk. 22:14-23:56 (Ps Wk II) Why did Jesus not resist? He certainly had the power to escape his suffering, and in the Garden of Gethsemane scene it was clear that he did not want to die. But he wanted to follow the will…