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19th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

The Treasure of my Heart 
The Gospel today follows directly on from last Sunday’s reflection on possessions. Jesus assures us of his confidence in the words “there is no need to be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased the…

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18th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

18th Sunday C 31 July 21016 
Avarice 
Like the story of Martha and Mary, this section is found only in Luke’s Gospel. It is made up of two parts, a teaching on avarice and a parable to illustrate the point…

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17th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY 

There is so much in this passage. Let us take it piece by piece. 

“Jesus was in a certain place praying”.  This seems to clearly state that Jesus had a sacred space for…

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10th Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

THE WIDOW OF NAIN 

We resume today the cycle of Ordinary Time. We pick up the Gospel of Luke at Chapter 7. Perhaps it is the appropriate time for a little revision. 

This year it is Cycle C…

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6th Sunday of Easter Year C 2016

Jesus assures his disciples that he will send The Holy Spirit 

We are celebrating the 50 days of Easter. We fast approach the Feast of Pentecost. In this time we are living life in the Spirit though we are yet…

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5th Sunday of Lent C 2016

We are almost at the end of Lent. We are nearly there. 

The Gospel readings on the Sundays of Lent have been about repentance and preparation for the Resurrection of Jesus. Today we have a real story from John’s Gospel…

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4th Sunday of Lent C 2016

 “THIS MAN WELCOMES SINNERS AND EATS WITH THEM”. 
Jesus addresses this charge in the parable of the Prodigal Son. Any study of the parable must address the context and this question. It is not a parable about which son is…

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3rd Sunday of Lent 2016 

The wrong place at the wrong time. 
We move on from the desert and the mountain to the journey to Jerusalem. Jesus is told about two items of news of the day. These items are not found in secular history…

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2nd Sunday in Lent Year C

The Transfiguration of the Lord. 

This miracle is always the scripture reading for the second Sunday of Lent each year. Seemingly the Liturgy wishes to give life to any depressive memories that might be left over from last week’s…

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1st Sunday Lent C 14 Feb 2016


The Desert Experience of Jesus 

We begin Lent each year reading one of the versions of the Temptations of Jesus in the Desert. This year of course it is Luke’s account. 
“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan…