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2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 23rd January 2020

Kindness, mercy, and compassion are the best way to proclaim the Gospel2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 23rd January 20201 Sam. 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Ps 56(55):2-3,9-11,12-13; Mk. 3:7-12 (Ps Wk II) Saul was upset. Although the people sang his praises, but they sang them a bit louder for David. Saul had killed thousands of the…

2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Thank You, Lord, for showing me the way2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 22nd January 20201 Sam. 17:32-33,37,40-51; Ps. 144(143):1,2,9-10; Mk. 3:1-6 (Ps Wk II) In the Gospel passage, Jesus' mercy for the man with the withered hand is the climax of the section that began with Jesus’ cure of the paralyzed man in…

2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 21st January 2020

St Agnes, Virgin & Martyr2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 21st January 20201 Sam. 16:1-13; Ps. 89(88):20,21-22,27-28; Mk. 2:23-28 (Ps Wk II) “For the Lord does not see as mortals see.” Today's readings both speak of looking at each other from the Lord’s perspective. Our perspective is minimal and often tainted by all kinds…

2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 20th January 2020

Lord, may I rejoice in Your presence2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 20th January 20201 Sam. 15:16-23; Ps. 50(49):8-9,16-17,21,23; Mk. 2:18-22 (Ps Wk II) Many people make a show of doing God’s will but insist on doing their own. Saul was one such man, and it brought about his downfall. Samuel had given him…

2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 19th January 2020

2nd Week in Ordinary Time (A)2nd Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 19th January 2020Is. 49:3, 5-6; Ps. 40(39):2, 4, 7-9, 10; 1 Cor. 1:1-3; Jn. 1:29-34 (Ps Wk II) God’s plans far surpass anything that we can dream or imagine. The redemption of Israel was not enough for God — he planned to send…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 18th January 2020

God works in a mysterious way1st Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 18th January 20201 Sam. 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1; Ps. 21(20):2-3, 4-5, 6-7; Mk. 2:13-17 (Ps Wk I) God works in a mysterious way. In the first reading, the mystery of God’s ways can be seen by the fact God chooses Saul to become the…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 17th January 2020

St Anthony, Abbot1st Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 17th January 20201 Sam. 8:4-7, 10-22; Ps. 69(68):16-17,18-19; Mk. 2:1-12 (Ps Wk I) Have you ever been rejected by someone? It can hurt deeply. Today we hear about God being rejected. The people of Israel are not satisfied with God as their king. They want to…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 16th January 2020

Redeem us, O Lord, because of Your love1st Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 16th January 20201 Sam. 4:1-11; Ps. 44(43):10-11,14-15, 24-25; Mk. 1:40-45 (Ps Wk I) Many armies depend on powerful secret weapons to win their battles. When the Israelites went to war with the Philistines, they too had a secret weapon — the…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 15th January 2020

Lord, help us to discern your will in our life1st Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 15th January 20201 Sam. 3:1-10,19-20; Ps. 40(39):2,5,7-9,10; Mk. 1:29-39 (Ps Wk I) In the cure of Simon’s mother-in-law, Jesus took her hand and helped her up, which symbolizes Jesus ‘raising’ a paralyzed humanity from their sins. As ‘she began…

1st Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 14th January 2020

Do you know Jesus well enough? 1st Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 14th January 20201 Sam. 1:9-20; (R. Ps.)1 Sam. 2:1,4-5,6-7,8 Mk. 1:21-28 (Ps Wk I) We may have heard many false stereotypes about Jesus. Sometimes what we think about Him does not corroborate fully with what is written in the New Testament. Some…