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14th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 5th July 2022

Lord, help us be faithful to You in living out our missionary discipleship14th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 5th July 2022Hos. 8:4-7,11-13; Ps. 113b:3-4,5-6,7ab, and 8, 9-10; Mt. 9:32-38 (Ps Wk II) Today’s Gospel reading shows another miraculous deed of Jesus with the dumb demoniac (Mt.9:32-34). Matthew recorded the miracles of Jesus to present…

14th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 4th July 2022

St Elizabeth of Portugal14th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 4th July 2022Hos. 2:16,17b-18,21-22; Ps. 144:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9; Mt. 9:18-26 (Ps Wk II) God has established a covenant beyond usual expectations, and if we look carefully at the wording, it is a covenant not only with humanity, but with all creation. And all creation has a part…

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) : Sunday 3rd July 2022

The harvest is rich, but there is a shortage of workers14th Sunday in Ordinary Time (C) : Sunday 3rd July 2022Is. 66:10-14c; Ps. 65:1-3a,4-5,6-7a, 16 and 20; Gal. 6:14-18; Lk. 10:1-12, 17-20 (or 1-9) (Ps Wk II) Today’s Gospel speaks about the challenges, difficulties and rewards of discipleship. God is actively present in the here…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 2nd July 2022

The Lord invites us to the peace He gives always... “Peace, I give to you"13th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 2nd July 2022Am. 9:11-15; Ps. 84:9,11-12,13-14; Mt. 9:14-17 (Ps Wk I) “The Lord speaks peace to His people,” exclaimed the psalmist. This is a very consoling and hopeful message. The Lord constantly reaches out…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 1st July 2022

St Matthew, pray for us13th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 1st July 2022Am. 8:4-6,9-12; Ps. 114:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; Mt. 9:9-13 (Ps Wk I) The measure of any nation’s religious health is not liturgical or theological correctness but how the poor, the weak and the vulnerable are treated. Here we have a situation where the religious establishment…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 30th June 2022

First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church13th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 30th June 2022Am. 7:10-17; Ps. 18:8,9,10,11; Mt. 9:1-8 (Ps Wk I) Amos was an unlikely prophet or missionary. He was not a member of the prophets’ union (there was one!) but a shepherd and dresser of trees. The professional prophets mocked him…

Solemnity of Staints Peter and Paul, Apostles : Wednesday 29th June 2022

St Peter and St Paul, pray for usSolemnity of Staints Peter and Paul, Apostles : Wednesday 29th June 2022Acts 12:1-11; Ps. 33:2-3,4-5,6-7,8-9; 2 Tim. 4:6-8,17-18; Mt. 16:13-19 (Psalter proper) There is nothing greater than having heavenly help and protection, especially when one has been thrown into prison. After Peter’s arrest, he was freed from prison…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 28th June 2022

St Irenaeus, bishop and martyr13th Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday 28th June 2022Am. 3:1-8; 4:11-12; Ps. 5:5-6,7,8; Mt. 8:23-27 (Ps Wk I) The prophets of ancient Israel were always trying to convince the people to return to the ways of the Lord, and they often used fear and threats. When disasters occurred, they interpreted…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 27th June 2022

St Cyril of Alexandria, bishop and doctor13th Week in Ordinary Time : Monday 27th June 2022Am. 2:6-10,13-16; Ps. 49:16bc-17; 18-19,20-21,22-23; Mt. 8:18-22 (Ps Wk I) The judgment of Amos against Israel was severe. As is usually the case, injustice was the main sin – the crushing exploitation of the poor and weak. To make matters…

13th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 26th June 2022

Lord, help me to let go of things and free myself to attach to You13th Week in Ordinary Time : Sunday 26th June 20221 Kgs. 19:16b,19-21; Ps. 15:1-2a and 5, 7-8,9-10,11; Gal. 5:1,13-18; Lk. 9:51-62 (Ps Wk I) As Jesus resolutely makes His way to Jerusalem, we follow Him faithfully. But along the way, we…