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5th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 14th February 2020

Lord, help me to hear you5th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 14th February 20201 Kgs. 11:29-32; 12:19; Ps 81(80):10-11,12-13,14-15; Mk. 7:31-37 (Ps Wk I) During his public ministry, Jesus performed many miracles, healed many people. However, this was not the most critical part of Jesus' mission. His sole purpose was to preach the Kingdom…

5th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 13th February 2020

Lord, without You, I am nothing!5th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 13th February 20201 Kgs. 11:4-13; Ps. 106(105):3-4,35-36,37,40; Mk. 7:24-30 (Ps Wk I) A Syrophoenician Woman knew in her desperation that only Jesus could deliver her daughter from the demon! She was not content to be ignored. Her faith in Jesus and his healing…

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…

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 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…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th February 2020

St Josephine Bakhita, virgin4th Week in Ordinary Time : Saturday 8th February 20201 Kgs. 3:4-13; Ps. 119(118):9,10,11,12,13,14; Mk. 6:30-34 (Ps Wk IV) Jesus felt pity for the crowd, for they were like sheep without a shepherd. His response to their helplessness may surprise us. He did not immediately provide them with shepherd or work miracles…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th February 2020

Lord, grant us the grace to live out our prophetic role today4th Week in Ordinary Time : Friday 7th February 2020Sir. 47;2-13; Ps. 18(17):31,47,50,51; Mk. 6:14-29 (Ps Wk IV) Today’s Gospel reading reminds us of our prophetic role as followers of Christ. Here we see how John the Baptist lived out his prophetic mission. He…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 6th February 2020

Ss Paul Miki & Comps. Martyrs4th Week in Ordinary Time : Thursday 6th February 20201 Kgs. 2:1-4,10-12; (R. Ps) 1 Chr. 29:10,11,12; Mk. 6:7-13 (Ps Wk IV) In sending out his Apostles to preach the Gospel, Jesus did not give them a detailed picture of what to expect or detailed instructions on how to deal…

4th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 5th February 2020

St Agatha, virgin & martyr4th Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday 5th February 20202 Sam. 24:2,9-17; Ps. 32(31):1-2,5,6,7; Mk. 6:1-6 (Ps Wk IV) What was wrong with taking a census – a counting of people – in ancient Israel? All nations do this, for we need this information for taxes, military strength, and the workforce.…