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5th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 12th February 2020

Lord, help me draw close to You daily5th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 12th February 20201 Kgs 10:1-10; Ps. 37(36): 5-6. 30-31,39-40; Mk 7:14-23 (Ps Wk I) The keyword in today's readings is “wisdom”. It refers not just to any wisdom but the wisdom that comes from God. Solomon is described as having such…

5th Week in Ordinary Time :Tuesday 11th February 2020

Lord, strengthen our faith in You5th Week in Ordinary Time :Tuesday 11th February 20201 Kgs. 8:22-23,27-30; Ps. 84(83): 3,4,5,10,11; Mk. 7:1-13 (Ps Wk I) Solomon’s question is one that has occurred to many people throughout the ages: “Can it indeed be that God dwells among men on earth?” On the part of Solomon, this question…

Ord.Wk 5th: Tuesday 11th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Faith – Depth?: In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees and scribes questioned Jesus on why His disciples did not observe the cleansing rituals of the hands before eating.  Jesus pointed out their hypocrisy, of honouring God with “lip-service”.  Ponder on, “Is my faith, hope and love for…

5th Week, Ordinary Time : Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 7:1-2, 5-8 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus, and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. So the Pharisees and scribes asked him, ‘Why do your disciples not respect the tradition of…

Ord.Wk 5th: Monday 10th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Clamouring for Jesus: In today’s Gospel, great crowds were clamouring for Jesus and followed Him wherever He went. bringing people with all kinds of sickness to Him to be cured.  When we “clamour” for Jesus, do we do so out of sincere love for Him, or…

5th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 10th February 2020

St Scholastica, Virgin5th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 10th February 20201 Kgs. 8:1-7, 9-13; Ps. 132(131):6-7,8-10; Mk. 6:53-56 (Ps Wk I) The Ark of the Covenant was an awesome and fearful thing. It was thought to be charged with divine power — the Israelites even carried it on to the battlefield with them in…

5th Week, Ordinary Time : Monday, 10th February 2020

Daily Word Of GodMark 6:53-56 Having made the crossing, Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret and moored there. When they disembarked people at once recognised him, and started hurrying all through the countryside and brought the sick on stretchers to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, to village or…

Ord.Wk 5th: Sunday 9th February, 2020

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “Salt & Lamp” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus uses the images of “salt and lamp” to highlight the purpose of their existence.  And, if they are not achieved, then they have no reason to exist.  Likewise, if we lose our faith in God, and no…

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : Sunday 9th February 2020

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A)5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : Sunday 9th February 2020Is. 58:7-10; Ps. 112(111):4-5,6-7,8,9; 1 Cor. 2:1-5; Mt. 5:13-16 (Ps Wk I) We tell ourselves, and often advised by others, to let go of our concerns and grudges, and move on with life. Today’s first reading and the Responsorial Psalm…