Fear and Faith

Gospel Reflection for Sunday August 9th 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time   We are all now experiencing a ‘new normal.’ We may still be feeling unsure and anxious. Can we stretch out our hand to Jesus as we hear him say to each of us, ‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’ Whatever storms we are experiencing today, we are not […]

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Journey With The Pope – 9/8/2020

SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 2020  “It is noteworthy how close the link is between the Eucharistic bread, nourishment for eternal life, and daily bread, necessary for earthly life. Before offering Himself to the Father as the Bread of salvation, Jesus ensures there is food for those who follow Him and who, in order to be with Him, forgot to make provisions. […]

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Journey With The Pope – 5/8/2020

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5, 2020  ““Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Cor 11:24). Do! The Eucharist is not simply an act of remembrance; it is a fact: the Lord’s Passover is made present once again for us. In Mass the death and resurrection of Jesus are set before us. Do this in remembrance of me: come together and celebrate the […]

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Journey With The Pope – 4/8/2020

TUESDAY AUGUST 4, 2020  “Jesus was well aware of what He was about to do, but He wanted to change their attitude: not to say, “send them away,” “let them fend for themselves”, “let them find something to eat”, but rather, “what does Providence offer us to share?” These are two opposite ways of behaving. And Jesus wants to bring […]

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Journey With The Pope – 3/8/2020

MONDAY AUGUST 3, 2020  “May the Blessed Virgin help us to search every day for the treasure of the Kingdom of Heaven, so that the love God has given us through Jesus may be manifested in our words and gestures.” Pope Francis  ANGELUS, JULY 26, 2020 Photograph from Chile Monday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time Psalm 145 Lord, […]

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When A Little Is Enough

Gospel Reflection for Sunday August 2nd 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time   As the bread and wine are transformed during mass, so too are we. It becomes our responsibility to become agents of change to make our families, communities and society better places for everyone. I invite you to read my gospel reflection for this Sunday. With every blessing, Br Michael […]

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Journey With The Pope – 1/8/2020

SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2020  “Faith begins when we realise we are in need of salvation. We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we founder: we need the Lord, like ancient navigators needed the stars. Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives. Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them. Like the disciples, […]

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St. James the Great

16th Week of Ordinary Time Saturday July 25th Today’s reflection: “We are afflicted in every way but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair…always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be visible in our bodies.” 2 Cor 4:7-9 On this, his feast day may we walk heroically in the footsteps of St […]

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Journey With The Pope – 22/7/2020

WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2020  “Certainly, evil must be rejected, but those who do evil are people with whom it is necessary to be patient. This does not mean that type of hypocritical tolerance that hides ambiguity; but rather, justice tempered by mercy. If Jesus came to seek sinners more than the righteous, to cure the sick first before the healthy […]

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The tiny mustard seed and the yeast

Gospel Reflection for Sunday July 19th 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time   It would be a mistake to think that it takes big projects and actions to bring about change. The smallest of actions and gestures can have a huge impact on those around us. Each of us is capable of bringing about change one small action at a time. […]

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