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Thoughts for the week

Date Posted Title Excerpt
Mar 29, 2017 7 Sunday in Ordinary Time 19.02.2017 Dear friends, Jesus asks us to turn the other cheek this week, but perhaps we would prefer to turn a deaf ear. To be impassive towards “your enemies” is one thing, but “to love them” is an entirely different matter ... (read on)
Mar 29, 2017 6 Sunday in Ordinary Time 12.02.2017 Dear friends, After the untarnished delivery of the statistics of child abuse within the Catholic Church at the Royal Commission this past week, it is difficult to know what to say. Perhaps an sombre unnerved disquiet is the most appropriate ... (read on)
Mar 29, 2017 5 Sunday in Ordinary Time 05.02.2017 Dear Friends, The name “Agatha” means “the good and kind one”. St. Agatha is the patron saint of  breast cancer patients, martyrs, nurses, bell-makers and bell-ringers, bakers, jewellers and protectress against fire and earthquakes. As they would say in politics, ... (read on)
Mar 29, 2017 4 Sunday in Ordinary Time 29.01.2017 Dear friends, As I mentioned last week, this coming Friday we will be celebrating the feast day of St. Agatha (which is actually the 5th Feb.). St. Agatha is, among other things, the patron saint of those who suffer from ... (read on)
Mar 29, 2017 3 Sunday in Ordinary Time 22.01.2017 Dear sisters and brothers, This melting heat reminds us that we are right in the middle of summer. Even so, the lazy days of January are coming to an end. I’m sure that is the sound of the school bell ... (read on)
Jan 20, 2017 2 Sunday in Ordinary Time 15.01.2017 Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.” Dear Friends, We begin the season known as “Ordinary Time”. “Ordinary Time” does not mean ordinary in the ... (read on)
Jan 13, 2017 The Epiphany of the Lord (Year A) 08.01.2017 And there in front of them was the star they had seen rising; it went forward and halted over the place where the child was. The sight of the star filled them with delight, and going into the house they ... (read on)
Jan 13, 2017 Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God (Year A) 01.01.2017 As for Mary, she treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart. Dear friends, We begin a new year with an ancient feast. From the time of the early church, Mary has been known by the Greek title, ... (read on)
Jan 13, 2017 The Nativity of the Lord (Year A) 25.12.2016 The angel said, “Do not be afraid. Listen, I bring you news of great joy, a joy to be shared by the whole people. Today in the town of David a saviour has been born to you; he is Christ ... (read on)
Jan 13, 2017 4 Sunday of Advent 18.12.2016 The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, and said “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife.” Dear friends, This week we hear Matthew’s story of Joseph and Mary ... (read on)