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19th Week in Ordinary Time: Tuesday 13th August 2019

“The Lord himself who will lead you; he will be with you; he will not fail you or desert you.”19th Week in Ordinary Time: Tuesday 13th August 2019Deut. 31:1-8; (R. Ps) Deut. 32:3-4,7,8,9,12; Mt. 18:1-5, 10,12-14 (Ps Wk III) There is a vast difference between the standard used by God and by men in measuring…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Tuesday 13th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 18:1-5, 10 The disciples came to Jesus and said, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven?’ So he called a little child to him whom he set among them. Then he said, ‘In truth I tell you, unless you change and become like little children you will never enter…

19th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 12th August 2019

Lord, help me to love as You do.19th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 12th August 2019Wis. 18:6-9; Ps. 33(32):1,12,18-19,20,22; Heb. 11:1-2,8-19; Lk. 12:32-48(35-40) (Ps Wk III) The  scripture passage in the first reading describes how Moses calls the people of Israel to a total commitment to God. The key message in Moses’ speech is that…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Monday 12th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 17:24-27 When Jesus and his disciples reached Capernaum, the collectors of the half-shekel came to Peter and said, ‘Does your master not pay the half-shekel?’ ‘Yes,’ he replied, and went into the house. But before he could speak, Jesus said, ‘Simon, what is your opinion? From whom do earthly kings take…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Monday 12th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Secular Authority: In today’s Gospel, Jesus did not object to the paying of the taxes.  When we live the Gospel with fidelity and commitment, we will become more patriotic citizens.  The values of the Gospel teach us to live more wholesome lives that contribute s invaluably…

Ordinary Time 19th Wk : Sunday 11th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Securities of life: Ponder on what secure securities that can give us lasting and deep peace and security in our lives.  Will our material wealth, health, power, popularity and people give us such needs?  Jesus in today’s Gospel proclaims that the true “treasures” of our lives…

19th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 11th August 2019

Faith is the assurance of things unseen. Hebrew 11:119th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 11th August 2019Wis. 18:6-9; Ps. 33(32):1,12,18-19,20,22; Heb. 11:1-2,8-19; Lk. 12:32-48(35-40) (Ps Wk III) Cynical folks say that faith is silly and is nothing more than unrealistic wishful thinking. Hebrews has a different view: faith is another way of knowing. It is…

19th Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday 11th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 12:35-40 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘There is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom. ‘Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Get yourselves purses that do not wear out, treasure that will not fail you, in heaven…

Ordinary Time 18th Wk : Saturday 10th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “Dying to our needs”: Do we “die to our material and emotional needs?  Basic human needs like clean water, proper shelter and adequate food and education, affirm our human rights and dignity.  To “die to our needs” is to be detached from worldly gratification, glory and…

18th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 10th August 2019

Feast of St Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr18th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 10th August 20192 Cor. 9:6-10; Ps. 112(111):1-2,5-6,7-8,9; Jn. 12:24-26 (Ps Wk II) St Lawrence was one of seven deacons of the city of Rome who were martyred for their faith. He was martyred in 238 under the emperor Valerian, along with or just…