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17th Week, Ordinary Time : Sunday, 28th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 11:1-6, 8-9 Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, this is what to say: Father, may your name be held holy, your kingdom…

16th Week, Ordinary Time : Saturday, 27th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 13:24-30 Jesus put another parable before them, ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everybody was asleep his enemy came, sowed darnel all among the wheat, and made off. When the new wheat sprouted and ripened, then the darnel appeared…

Ordinary Time 16th Wk : Saturday 27th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Discerning Choices: In today’s Gospel of the “Parable of the Wheat and Darnel”, Jesus’ words of wisdom remind us of our need to be patient when trying to discern God’s Will.  Very often, our emotions get a better hold on us in painful situations, and we…

16th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 27th July 2019

Take courage; I have conquered the world. (Jn. 16:33)16th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 27th July 2019Ex. 24:3-8; Ps. 50(49):1-2,5-6,14-15; Mt. 13:24-30 (Ps Wk IV) The world, at its best, offers us but a very mixed picture of confusion in which both good and evil some how seem to co-exist. There have been times when…

16th Week, Ordinary Time : Friday, 26th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 13:18-23 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Pay attention to the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path. The seed sown…

16th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 26th July 2019

Saints Joachim and Anne16th Week in Ordinary Time: Friday 26th July 2019Ex. 20:1-17; Ps. 19(18):8,9,10,11; Mt. 13:18-23 (Ps Wk IV) Mt. 13:18-23   (Ps Wk IV) We naturally think of “commandments” as orders given by one in authority: “laws” which we must keep or else face the consequences. At least sometimes we use the term “Decalogue”…

Ordinary Time 16th Wk : Friday 26th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Depth: In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains the meaning of the “Parable of the Sower” to His disciples.  Our response to God’s Word and invitation to become more like Jesus, depend on the depth of our love for God.  Am I willing to die to…

16th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 25th July 2019

St James, Apostle16th Week in Ordinary Time: Thursday 25th July 20192 Cor. 4:7-15; Ps. 126(125):1-3,4-5,6; Mt. 20:20-28 (Ps Wk IV) Paul explained to the church in Corinth that God’s mercy was the reason he engaged in the ministry of proclaiming Christ. He pointed out that people were like clay jars which were fragile but contained…

16th Week, Ordinary Time – St James, Apostle : Thursday, 25th July 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 20:21b-23, 25b-28 The mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus said to him, ‘Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your left in your kingdom.’ Jesus answered, ‘You do not know what you are asking. Can you drink the cup…

Ordinary Time 16th Wk – Feast: St James, Apostle : Thursday 25th July, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Selfless Service: In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells His apostles, “The first among you must be your slave.”  Jesus was speaking of Himself “giving His Life for the ransom of many.”  To serve selflessly we need to ask ourselves, “Is my love for God deep enough to…