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Scripture Reflections

We have reached the mid-point of our Lenten journey, a holy penitential season. This Sunday, we celebrate “Laetare Sunday.

Sunday, 07 March 2021 08:09

Third Sunday of Lent - 2021

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There is some reassuring and challenging teaching presented to us in the readings of today’s liturgy!

Friday, 26 February 2021 08:07

2nd Sunday in Lent - 2021

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The disciples in their early years of preaching must have spoken often about the experience that Peter, James and John had on the mountain when Jesus was praying. Fifty years later they were still telling the same story about the transfiguration when the three Gospels were written.

Saturday, 20 February 2021 13:58

First Sunday of Lent - 2021

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Temptations are a regular part of our lives. When I was still living in Macquarie Fields, five days a week, I’d go out in the morning and take an hour walk.

Saturday, 13 February 2021 10:36

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time - 2021

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The person suffering with leprosy, in today’s Gospel, takes the initiative to come to Jesus, and in a way, puts the ball in Jesus’ court and says, “If you want to, you can cure me.”

Friday, 05 February 2021 17:38

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - 2021

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I believe you would agree when I say, “The past year was a difficult one for most of us”.

Friday, 29 January 2021 17:08

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2021

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Today’s gospel summarises the early activity of Jesus in Galilee. He went about the villages preaching the Kingdom of God and healing people – a sign that the Kingdom of God was already present among the people. 

Friday, 22 January 2021 17:53

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2021

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One of the most important events in an Athletics competition is the relay race. And one of the most crucial moments of this race is the baton change. The baton when passed from one runner to another is absolutely important. Sometimes races are won or lost because of this.

Friday, 15 January 2021 20:27

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - 2021

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One of the best experiences I had with my parents was when in 2011 I toured them for four weeks around Australia and New Zealand.

Friday, 08 January 2021 18:40

The Baptism of the Lord - 2021

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The first Sunday after the Solemnity of the Epiphany, we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This feast day marks the end of the Christmas liturgical season.

Sunday, 03 January 2021 11:15

The Feast of the Epiphany - 2021

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When I was a little child, my dad used to bring me to my Godfather and Godmother during this time. In some cultures, today is the traditional day for gift giving.

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 18:08

The Feast of the Holy Family - 2020

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As a child in our parish school I can remember how every time our parish priest would visit us just before Christmas he would come with a hand full of Holy Cards. 

Friday, 18 December 2020 18:06

Fourth Sunday of Advent - 2020

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The movie, “To be or not to be” is a comedy film by Mel Brooks which is about a group of stage actors who are trying to escape from the Nazis in the newly occupied Poland in 1939. In one scene, Frederick Bronski, played by Mel Brooks, is asked to act like a Nazi Colonel in order to fool a Polish spy for the Nazis.

The third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday of Joy. As we are moving closer to the feast of God becoming one among us, we are invited to live in joy.

Friday, 04 December 2020 17:25

Second Sunday of Advent - 2020

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“Look, I am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare your way.” This gospel passage reminds me of the road from Alice Springs to Santa Teresa, which is a remote Aboriginal community where I’m assigned at the moment.

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