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29th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 21st October 2020

Thank you, Father, for the gift of your son Jesus Christ29th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 21st October 2020Eph. 3:2-12; (R. Ps.) Is. 12:2-3,4,5-6; Lk. 12:39-48 (Ps Wk I) “In Christ and through him, we can speak freely to God, drawing near to him in confidence.” These concluding words from today’s passage from the…

29th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 20th October 2020

Lord, help me always to be aware of Your presence29th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 20th October 2020Eph. 2:12-22; Ps. 84:9-10,11-12,13-14; Lk. 12:35-38 (Ps Wk I) Paul was emphasizing the unity of Gentiles and Jews through Christ. Because of Christ, Jews and Gentiles were united in a new community with God. The evidence of…

29th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 19th October 2020

Ss John de Brebeuf and Isaac Jogues29th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 19th October 2020Eph. 2:1-10; Ps. 99:2,3,4,5; Lk. 12:13-21 (Ps Wk I) Many of our present-day financial high-flyers are very similar to the man we read about in today's Gospel. There is, however, one difference.  The man, about whom Jesus spoke, was intelligent…

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : 18th October 2020

Lord, I surrender all to You29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : 18th October 2020Is. 45:1,4-6; Ps. 95:1,3,4-5,7-8,9-10; 1 Thess. 1:1-5; Mt. 22:15-21 (Ps Wk I) The central message in the first reading is that God is the creator of all, and therefore, God can use what or who he wants to accomplish his plan…

St Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr : Saturday 17th October 2020

Holy Spirit, when I am suffering, teach me what to say and doSt Ignatius of Antioch, bishop & martyr : Saturday 17th October 2020Eph. 1:15-23; Ps. 8:2-3,4-5,6-7; Lk. 12:8-12 (Ps Wk IV) What is your biggest challenge in life? Amidst the hardships of life, have you ever considered giving up? Today Paul encourages us, “…I…

28th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 16th October 2020

St Hedwig, religious28th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 16th October 2020Eph. 1:11-14; Ps. 32:1-2,4-5,12-13; Lk. 12:1-7 (Ps Wk IV) How do we know that the promises of Jesus are true? Are we sure that we will receive the promised inheritance and share in his glory? Paul reassures us: we can be sure of these…

St Teresa of Jesus, Avila : Thursday 15th October 2020

Lord, help me to be thankful and to live as your chosen people every moment... every daySt Teresa of Jesus, Avila : Thursday 15th October 2020Eph. 1:1-10; Ps. 97:1,2-4,5-6; Lk. 11:47-54 (Ps Wk IV) The Gospel reading reflects the ways the lawyers and the Pharisees showed their legalistic attitude to Jesus, which is the same…

28th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 14th October 2020

Lord, help us to live in love, patience, and humility28th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 14th October 2020 Gal.5:18-25; Ps. 1:1-2,3,4,6; Lk. 11:42-46 (Ps Wk IV) Those who truly live in the Spirit do not need rules or the Law. Paul is clear: the signs of the Spirits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,…

28th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 13th October 2020

Lord, cleanse my heart and fill it with love for you28th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 13th October 2020Gal. 5:1-6; Ps. 118:41,43,44,45,47,48; Lk.11:37-41 (Ps Wk IV) Jesus is in the house of the Pharisee, who had invited him for a meal. He is aware that his host is disturbed because he hadn’t washed his…

28th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 12th October 2020

Are you a “slave” to the things of the world or a “free” child of God? 28th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 12th October 2020Gal. 4:22-24,26-27, 31—5:1; Ps. 112:1-2,3-4,5a,6-7; Lk. 11:29-32 (Ps Wk IV) In his letter to the Galatians, Paul points out the difference between giving one’s ultimate adherence to the Jewish Law…