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Scripture Reflections
Friday, 14 January 2022 18:28

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2021

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I’m unashamed to say that I’m a “Mama’s Boy”. Whenever I needed something and I couldn’t get it from my dad, I always turned to my mum and without a doubt my dad would give in.

Saturday, 08 January 2022 15:02

The Baptism of the Lord

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Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord and, with it, conclude the Christmas season. Last week we celebrated Jesus’ manifestation to the world as the Light of the Nations, and today we celebrate the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus begins his ministry with his baptism through John the Baptist in the river Jordan.

Sunday, 02 January 2022 08:29

Feast of the Epiphany - 2022

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During this Christmas Season, I am sure we have been touched by the rich expanse of our human story that this Season offers in utter simplicity.

Sunday, 26 December 2021 08:26

The Feast of the Holy Family

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I feel squeamish when I see those paintings of Jesus, with Mary and Joseph, which depict this trio as the ideal family!  In reality, no one in the Middle East, either now or 2000 years ago, would consider a mother+father+child as a family unit.

Friday, 17 December 2021 18:20

The Fourth Sunday of Advent - Year C - 2021

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A Christmas quip goes: “Don’t get so preoccupied in what the world has to sell that you miss what God has to give”.

Dear brothers and sisters, in the second and the third Sunday of Advent, the gospel talks about John the Baptist two times in row, calling us to prepare our heart, to make a straight way for the Lord.

Friday, 03 December 2021 12:48

Second Sunday of Advent - Year C - 2021

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As we have moved into the second Sunday of Advent, we are invited to spend some time examining ourselves and preparing our hearts for the upcoming celebrations of our Saviour’s birth.

Friday, 26 November 2021 18:39

The First Sunday of Advent - 2021

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In Australia and New Zealand, we are  familiar with the presence of people on TV using sign language. When an important announcement is made, the speaker is accompanied by an interpreter who uses sign language to speak to the deaf audience.

Friday, 19 November 2021 12:49

Solemnity of Christ the King - 2021

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For us who are living here in Australia, royalty is not far from our national consciousness. There’s hardly a week that we don’t have news about Queen Elizabeth and the royal family.

We are coming to the end of the Liturgical Year and the readings of this Sunday speak to us of the end of the world, the end of time, the final coming of Jesus to take all peoples and all creation to himself.

The readings this Sunday talk about the need for generosity of heart. The two widows represented in today’s first reading and the Gospel are the unlikely people who could be generous.

Friday, 29 October 2021 17:11

31st Week in Ordinary Time - year B - 2021

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We now live in a world that is becoming more complicated. Just look at the internet. I listen to parishioners who are complaining of their difficulty in keeping up with technology.

Friday, 22 October 2021 18:02

30th Week in Ordinary Time - Year B - 2021

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Isn’t this a wonderful expression? It conjures-up images of happiness and excitement that all of us have experienced at some time in our lives.

Friday, 15 October 2021 18:21

29th Week of Ordinary Time - Year B - 2021

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In sports, the dream of an athlete is to be the best, to be at the top, to be number one. Unfortunately, sometimes in the process, a good number might resort to various ways of doing it either legally or illegally.

Saturday, 09 October 2021 19:04

28th Week in Ordinary Time - Year B - 2021

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The dialogue between Jesus and a young man in the Gospel story for 28th Sunday of Ordinary time, is so profound. A young man comes to Jesus, asking “What should I do to inherit the eternal life?” 

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