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  • Reflection for Holy Week 2018
    25 March 2018
    CHRISTIANS make much of Holy Week. The crucifix is a symbol of sorrow as Holy Week recalls the last days of the life of Our Lord. It is a week of high drama. It begins on a Sunday with a great demonstration of popularity for Christ. People sing, carry palm branches and hail Christ as leader. But by Friday what a change! more ...
  • St. Joseph 2018
    19 March 2018
    Monday, March 19, is the feast of St. Joseph, the Husband of Mary. It is a feast of great importance in the Church. Without Joseph’s loving trust as husband of Mary our faith story would be very different. Let us take a few moments with St. Joseph today in prayer. As we say our daily prayer with St. Joseph for Vocations perhaps we might do so in a more intense way today more ...
  • 5th Sunday of Lent 2018
    16 March 2018
    “O lord remember me out of the love you have for your people”. All the Scripture point to Jesus. The Jews studied them, some even highly specialised in them. Yet they failed to know or recognise Jesus. They refused to come to him –  more ...
  • 4th Sunday of Lent 2018
    9 March 2018
    A few weeks ago, I had an enforced rest. My medication instead of making me feel better decided to make me feel worse, so I was put into hospital – a rare experience for me, thank God - while everything was sorted out. more ...
  • 3rd Sunday of Lent 2018
    3 March 2018
    “God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.” (John 3:16). This is the first Biblical verse that I memorized - thanks to my Protestant-Grade V teacher who was so zealous of her faith more ...
  • 2nd Sunday of Lent 2018
    25 February 2018
    Personally, for this Lent I am reflecting on the Stations of the Cross. The tenth Station – ‘Jesus is stripped of His garments’, has spoken deeply to me. The overall picture of the Way of the Cross, I see, is one of a large jeering crowd, cruel soldiers, a few courageous women more ...
  • 1st Sunday of Lent 2018
    18 February 2018
    As we enter more deeply into this holy season of Lent we lovingly remember Christs’ journey of prayer, reflection and fasting as he prepared for His paschal sacrifice. Our Lenten journey begins as spring is about to unfold; a fact brought home very clearly to me last Saturday. more ...
  • Ash Wednesday 2018
    14 February 2018
    The poor, little house was clean and tidy, and she hung up her apron and went out into the sunlit yard where her little son was kneeling near the ashes where she had earlier baked the day's bread. She went over to him, ruffling his hair affectionately and then looked with a tremor of fear at the endless lines of little crosses he was drawing with the ashes. more ...
  • Feast of St. Francis de Sales 2018
    24 January 2018
    We joyfully celebrate the Feast of one of our patrons today, St. Francis De Sales, ‘The Gentleman Saint’ What do we know of this holy man of God? Francis was born into a noble French family in France on 21st August 1567. He was educated at the Capuchin College in Annecy and the University of Padua. more ...
  • 23rd Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    23 December 2017
    Look, I shall send my messenger to clear the way before me – and suddenly, the Lord whom you seek will come. Yes, the angel of the covenant for whom you long, is on his way. Waiting can bring about anxiety, and sometimes, even giving up. However, waiting for a loved one, more ...
  • 22nd Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    22 December 2017
    Mary’s ‘Magnificat’ is spoken in the context of her visit to Elizabeth. Luke’s Gospel tells us that she went in haste...Why the haste, why the hurry? Mary did not know that her cousin Elizabeth was pregnant until Angel more ...
  • 21st Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    21 December 2017
    Wow, there is a lot to take in from this passage spoken by Elizabeth to our Blessed Mother, First of all we see the general tone to her greeting, it is one of great affection. And how does "And how does this happen to me, that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?" This line reveals more ...
  • 20th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    20 December 2017
    We are rapidly approaching Christmas the yearly commemoration of the Incarnation. For many of us, we have become so accustomed to the biblical narratives of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the creedal of the doctrines involved that we have more ...
  • 19th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    19 December 2017
    Both readings focus on the birth of a prophet who will prepare for the salvation of God’s people through the Messiah. In the first reading the story is about the birth of Samson who was to prefigure the deliverance of the Israelites from the Philistines. In the Gospel, the story is not so different, as John the Baptist prepares the people for the Lords coming. more ...
  • 18th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    18 December 2017
    Every time I see a bird’s nest, it always makes me aware that there is a bird getting ready to welcome its eggs and new life. It also reminds me, that Advent is a time of nesting. It is a time for preparing a ‘Christ-home’ within me. A time when I am invited to prepare a dwelling place for the Lord, a warm, well hollowed, hospitable place more ...
  • 17th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    17 December 2017
    What instructive word pictures of faith, hope and love the evangelists give us in the first days of Advent! “Filled with joy by the Holy Spirit Jesus said, ‘I bless you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth.’” In the hills rising from the Sea of Galilee, he was seated in the community of his disciples and the local people. more ...
  • 16th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    16 December 2017
    Today marks the mid time of Advent. Much of the preparation for the Christmas celebration is better to be already done. If you are sending Christmas cards, they should be in the post; any gifts by and large should be bought already because tomorrow we begin our more intensive period of preparation for the celebration of the coming of our Saviour. more ...

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