Reflections

  Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?

Jul 25, 2021
Reflection - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time No wonder Jesus thought it was time to escape from the people. Here was someone who could heal their sicknesses and provide free meals for a multitude of people. Make him king, of course. This is not about faith in him except as a leader who could make…
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  He had compassion on them

Jul 17, 2021
Reflection - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Such movements make an impact before they ‘settle’ into the life of the Church offering people new ways of worshipping God or serving their brothers or sisters.
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  He began to send them out in pairs

Jul 10, 2021
Reflection - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time And yet, there is always room for the ordinary people full of God’s spirit, trusting in God, full of freshness and inspiration to do amazing things.
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  Reflection - Does my life reflect the Kingdom of God?

Jul 07, 2021
A leper came up to Jesus and, kneeling in front of him, begged him: “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand, touched him and said: “Of course I want to. Be cured.” Mark 1, 41
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  He was amazed at their lack of faith

Jul 04, 2021
He never visited Nazareth again. What do we make of that? It sounds like Nazareth did not get a second chance. Yet news of his death may have consolidated their rejection, news of his resurrection was something else again.
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  They were overcome with amazement

Jun 26, 2021
The question remains: why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith? Nothing has changed – trust him, he said, he would always be with us.
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  Who can this be? Even the wind and sea obey him.

Jun 20, 2021
The question remains: why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith? Nothing has changed – trust him, he said, he would always be with us.
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  Using parables, He preached the kingdom of heaven to them

Jun 13, 2021
The mustard seed is tiny, and it doesn’t grow huge, unlike the cedars in Lebanon mentioned in the psalms. It grows to be a large shrub. But birds can still make nests in its shade. The kingdom is like that mustard shrub, insignificant, yet welcomes all and is generous in providing a home for all comers.
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  Corpus Christi - This is my body, Take it!

Jun 04, 2021
It does defy our scientific outlook as to how this can be? And there is much written and said about it. We believe that Jesus is with us and in us and present among us when we celebrate the Eucharist. It almost makes Jesus tangible
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  Reflection - The Good Samaritan

Jun 02, 2021
Fr Ray Collier reflects on the parable of the Good Samaritan told by Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. He asks us who our neighbours are, and how we can help our exploited and silenced neighbours to find their voices and become visible.
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  With the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

May 29, 2021
Reflection - Trinity Sunday 2021 We take this action for granted. Throughout the world, Catholics perform this action today because the Church has a global outreach. The reason for the universal use of ‘the sign of the cross’ is found in today’s gospel
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  The time of fulfilment

May 23, 2021
Reflection - Pentecost Sunday 2021 We live in a world of a new phenomenon, ‘fake news’. Pilate asked a rhetorical question – ‘what is truth?’. This is a most important and serious question needing an answer. How will the Church defend ‘truth’?
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  The Ascension of the Lord

May 16, 2021
Jesus ascends into heaven, and becomes the Lord of history and life, sitting in the place of honour at the Father’s right hand. The earthly life of Jesus is over but he lives in us and in the Church. He is always with us and in us, let us rejoice!
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  What I command you is love one another

May 08, 2021
What that means is: see with his eyes, hear with his ears to the story people have to tell about themselves and what they have done, speak with his words coming from his heart. Slowly we are transformed to be like him.
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  Reflection - Easter

May 08, 2021
Most Catholics were agricultural labourers whom the Muslim landlords would allow only one day for an Easter holiday. They were able to come to the Church on Holy Saturday evening and they came in their hundreds with catechumens who would be received into the Church that night and with many seekers and…
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  It is to the glory of my father that you should bear much fruit

May 01, 2021
The image of the vine and branches shows that faith in Jesus will unite them into a new identity. They can have confidence that the Christian community will be pruned and shaped by the Father for the good of all.
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  “I am the Good Shepherd”

Apr 24, 2021
Shepherds were held in low regard though their job was a responsible one. They could not appear in court as a witness because they were seen to lack integrity. The expectation was that a shepherd would flee if trouble appeared in the form of wild animals or robbers. Despite this low description and reputation,…
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  You are witnesses to this

Apr 18, 2021
The gospel this Sunday mentions that he opened their minds to understand what he had done and what it meant. The disciples on the road first and then the apostles and disciples in Jerusalem are brought into understanding the truth of his life. We have been doing it ever since. ‘What do events mean today…
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  Reflection - Jesus is risen

Apr 18, 2021
The prisoners shared with Haiti their feelings of loneliness, frustration and depression. They also shared about how much they miss their families, as well as their longing to make a new start in life.
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  My Lord and my God!

Apr 11, 2021
Is this a request or a demand to Thomas? Is this a question for the other disciples as well? Thomas responds with five words that have echoed through the centuries through every generation of Christian people: ‘My Lord and my God!’
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