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Transfiguration : Tuesday 6th August 2019

Transfiguration of the Lord Transfiguration : Tuesday 6th August 2019Dan. 7:9-10,13-14 or 2 Pt. 1:16-19; Ps. 97(96):1-2,5-6,9; Lk. 9:28-36 (Ps Wk II) “This is my Son, the Chosen One Listen to Him.” This reveals and confirms the identity of Jesus — Son of God. It reminds us of the special link between this Transfiguration episode…

18th Week, Ordinary Time: Monday, 5th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 14:14-21 As Jesus stepped ashore he saw a large crowd; and he took pity on them and healed their sick. When evening came, the disciples went to him and said, ‘This is a lonely place, and time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the…

Ordinary Time 18th Wk : Monday 5th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Multiplication of Loaves: Human beings are finite, regardless of how intelligent and creative they may be.  Jesus could multiply the two fish and five loaves of bread to feed five thousand men.  This, no man can do.  Wisdom is trusting in Jesus’ unconditional love that is…

18th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 5th August 2019

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary18th Week in Ordinary Time: Monday 5th August 2019Num 11:4-15; Ps. 81(80)12-13,14-15,16-17; Mt. 14:13-21 (or 14:22-36) (Ps Wk II) Many spiritual traditions teach us that craving gets us in trouble. When we crave something, it overrides our prudence, inner peace, and patience. The Israelites had been complaining ever since…

18th Week, Ordinary Time: Sunday, 4th August 2019

Daily Word Of GodLuke 12:15-21 Jesus said to the crowd: ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for life does not consist in possessions, even when someone has more than he needs.’ Then he told them a parable, ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from…

Ordinary Time 18th Wk : Sunday 4th August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Wisdom – Reality: If we are aware that we have to be accountable to God for the type of life that we lived while on earth, then we have much in common with many good people in the world.  And if we live a Christ-like life,…

18th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 4th August 2019

“Remember, man, that you are dust and unto dust you must return.”18th Week in Ordinary Time: Sunday 4th August 2019Qoh/(Eccl) 1:2; 2:21-23; Ps. 90(89):3-4,5-6, 12-13,17; Col. 3:1-5,9-11; Lk. 12:13-21 (Ps Wk II) Though Qoheleth does not use the word “death” in this short passage from his book, nevertheless he is reflecting on the fact that…

Ordinary Time 17th Wk : Saturday 3rd August, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Truth and Humility: If we are sincere in wanting to live a wholesome life whether as a spouse, parent, professional or priest, we need to open our hearts to encounter and embrace the Truth of the Gospel.  If we are not humble, the Light and Love…

17th Week, Ordinary Time: Saturday, 3rd August 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 14:3-12 It was Herod who had arrested John, chained him up and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For John had told him, ‘It is against the Law for you to have her.’ He had wanted to kill him but was afraid of the people, who…

17th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 3rd August 2019

What is your sense of justice? Is it based on love or on human emotions?17th Week in Ordinary Time: Saturday 3rd August 2019Lev. 25:1,8-17; Ps. 67(66):2-3,5,7-8; Mt. 14:1-12 (Ps Wk I) The scripture readings provide us with a contrast between God’s and man’s justice. In the first reading, we read that God asks Moses to…