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Scripture Reflections
Friday, 14 August 2020 18:15

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

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One day, I was reading my Facebook page as I always do at certain times of the day and I saw this beautiful quote, “God doesn’t say NO to our prayers. God has three answers, either he says, YES, AT A LATER TIME, or I HAVE A BETTER IDEA.

Saturday, 08 August 2020 13:51

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

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How did you encounter Christ? This was a common question when I was a seminarian when we were asked about our vocation story. I was amazed when some seminarians told their story to hear that they had encountered Christ in a sort of spectacular way.

Friday, 31 July 2020 18:39

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

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God’s word to us in this Sunday's liturgy are words we really need to hear and to welcome warmly.

Friday, 24 July 2020 18:58

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2020

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The Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls; when he finds one of great value, he goes and sells everything he owns and buys it.

Friday, 17 July 2020 18:22

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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One of the most frustrating things for a farmer is to have weeds in his fields. They steal whatever nutrition is there for his grain.

The Gospel reading today has the Parable of the Sower, where a sower goes out and sows the seed, which falls all over the place! Some on the path, some on the rocky ground, some among thorns and some on the fertile soil.

Today's short gospel passage from Matthew gives us something really precious -- a beautiful insight into the joyful heart of Jesus.

When I would return to the United States for my home visit, my brother and I would spend a day at the cemetery visiting the graves of our parents and other family members.

“Do not be afraid.” This is the message of Jesus in today’s gospel. Yet, right now all over the world there are many things that we are afraid of.

This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. In this celebration, we give thanks for the gift of Christ’s Body and Blood — we honour Jesus in His Body and Blood.

Thursday, 04 June 2020 19:12

Trinity Sunday - 2020

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The inner life of the Trinity, the Communion we call the Triune God, is a Mystery of Mutual Loving Relationships and yet, through our baptism, we are invited into the life of this Eternal Communion.

Friday, 29 May 2020 18:53

Pentecost Sunday

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There has been a saying going around our Community that the Feast of the Ascension reminds us that Jesus decided thereafter “to work from home”.  But Jesus promised not to leave us orphans. 

Friday, 22 May 2020 17:37

The Ascension of our Lord

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The Scriptures tell us that Jesus spent the 40 days between His resurrection and His ascension into Heaven moving in and out of the lives of His disciples. 

Friday, 15 May 2020 18:07

Sixth Sunday of Easter - 2020

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“I will not leave you orphans.” What soothing and comforting words from Jesus to his disciples. During the time of Jesus, being an orphan was a very difficult state for a child to be in.

Saturday, 09 May 2020 21:27

Fifth Sunday of Easter - 2020

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Jesus’ hope filled words today prepare his disciples for his upcoming ascension. The whole experience of the resurrection and the appearance of Jesus to his disciples might have been quite overwhelming.

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