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18th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th August 2020

St Dominic, priest18th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th August 2020Hab 1:12--2:4; Ps. 9:8-9,10-11,12-13; Mt. 17:14-20 (Ps Wk II) Habakkuk’s questions for God challenge us in every age of history, such as the present age of the coronavirus. From an early age, we human beings are driven by our spirit to ask “why?” Listen…

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th August 2020

SS Xystus II, Pope & Comps. Martyrs18th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th August 2020Nah. 2:1,3; 3:1-3,6-7; (R. Ps.) Deut. 32:35-36; 39,41; Mt. 16:24-28 (Ps Wk II) Today’s Gospel reading refers to the conditions for following Jesus and the cost of discipleship. A disciple of Jesus has to be ready to ‘deny’ oneself and…

Transfiguration of the Lord (A) : Thursday 6th August 2020

Transfiguration of Jesus - “This is My Son; the Beloved; He enjoys My favour. Listen to Him”Transfiguration of the Lord (A) : Thursday 6th August 2020Dan. 7:9-10,13-14 or 2 Pt. 1:16-19; Ps. 96:1-2,5-6,9; Mt. 17:1-9 (Ps Wk II) Peter, James and John were led by Jesus to a high mountain. And what happened? They saw…

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 5th August 2020

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary18th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 5th August 2020Jer. 31:1-7; (R. Ps.) Jer. 31:10,11-12,13; Mt. 15:21-28 (Ps Wk II) Jeremiah was sharing the plan for the restoration of Israel’s homeland and relationship with God. God would be the God of all of Israel and would continue to be…

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 4th August 2020

Lord, cleanse me of doubt and fear18th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 4th August 2020Jer. 30:1-2,12-15,18-22; Ps. 101:16-18, 19-21,28 and 22-23; Mt. 15:1-2,10-14 (Ps Wk II) Jeremiah was not the most cheerful or encouraging of prophets. He seemed to be always preaching 'doom and gloom.'  His message to his fellow Israelites was that the…

18th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 3rd August 2020

In life we have many different paths to walk... Lord, help us to keep our eyes on you!18th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 3rd August 2020Jer. 28:1-17; Ps. 118:29,43,78,80,95,102; Mt. 14:22-36 (Ps Wk II) As Peter walked on the water towards Jesus, what made him afraid was not the water, not the actual walking…

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : 2nd August 2020

Lord, thank You for providing for my needs18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) : 2nd August 2020Is. 55:1-3; Ps. 144:8-9,15-16,17-18; Rom. 8:35,37-39; Mt. 14:13-21 (Ps Wk II) If there is a golden thread that runs through the scripture readings and the psalm today, it is that God who loves His people desires to provide for…

St Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor : Saturday 1st August 2020

St Alphonsus Liguori - Founder of the RedemptoristsSt Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor : Saturday 1st August 2020Jer. 26:11-16,24; Ps. 68:15-16,30-31,33-34; Mt. 14:1-12 (Ps Wk I) Those in power rarely react well to criticism or challenge. History is full of brave individuals that spoke out and proclaimed truth. We call them martyrs, prophets, reformers, and…

St Ignatius of Loyola, priest : Friday 31st July 2020

St Ignatius of Loyola, priest and founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)St Ignatius of Loyola, priest : Friday 31st July 2020Jer. 26:1-9; Ps. 68:5,8-10,14; Mt. 13:54-58 (Ps Wk I) When people grow up together, the resulting familiarity can lead to a great friendship. On the other hand, familiarity can sometimes cause a person to…

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time : Thursday 30th July 2020

St Peter Chrysologus, bishop and doctor17th Sunday in Ordinary Time : Thursday 30th July 2020Jer. 18:1-6; Ps. 145:1-2,3-4,5-6; Mt. 13:47-53 (Ps Wk I) God told Jeremiah to go to watch the potter forming something beautiful out of a handful of clay. As Jeremiah watched, God shared with him God’s deep desire to form something beautiful…