Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

Gospel Reflection for the 18th November

Signs and Wonders… We may have read about or even seen people who walk up and down the streets carrying the sign, ‘the end of the world is near!’ This even happened at the time of Jesus. It seems that every age and generation has its fare share of ‘doomsday merchants.’ We see what is happening...

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Gospel Reflection 11th  November

God loves a cheerful giver (2 Cor. 9.6) The Gospel this Sunday is a one of contrasts; a widow and the Scribes, the poor and the wealthy, the powerless and the powerful, humility and showing off to impress. It is no secret that Jesus and the Scribes or the Pharisees did not get on very...

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Gospel Reflection for November 4th

All you need is love… Whenever Valentine’s Day comes around, we are surrounded by an endless stream of love songs, poetry, films about love, chocolates and of course Valentine Day cards. There is absolutely nothing wrong in enjoying and celebrating romantic love. But sometimes, just sometimes it can seem to be a little too nice,...

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Gospel Reflection for 28th of October

Blind Bartimaeus calls out for help We have to be very careful not to simply assume that the ‘God’ of the Old Testament was angry, cruel and judgmental. The first reading this Sunday from the Prophet Jerimiah would suggest otherwise. This is a God who is personally and deeply concerned about his people. We are...

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Gospel Reflection for 21st of October:

The Suffering Servant The first reading this Sunday is taken from the Prophet Isaiah. It is normally read on Good Friday during the Passion Liturgy. It is often called the ‘Suffering Servant.’ In it’s full version is describes the one who despite terrible suffering, abuse and betrayal remains loyal and faithful to God. By the...

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Gospel Reflection for 14th October

The Rich Young Man In the gospels, there are many men and women that Jesus meets whose name we don’t know. In the gospel this Sunday, we meet one of them. Traditionally, we know three things about this person; he was rich, young and a man. How we know that he is young is not...

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Gospel Reflection for 7th October 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus and the Young People In his three short years of his public activity and ministry Jesus went of out his way to seek out and find those who were ignored, rejected and often despised by others. He sat and ate with those others called sinners; he literally reached out to touch those who were...

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Gospel Reflection for the Twenty Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Because of the advances in technology and social media, we know that we all live in a very fast moving and changing multi-religious and multi-cultural world. No matter where we live, we are surrounded by and living alongside people from all over the world. Each group has their own tradition, cultural, beliefs and religious practices....

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Gospel Reflection for the Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Perhaps at times we would like to think that the first and very early followers of Jesus got on with each other all the time without any problems or disagreements; this would be a mistake! As they became more organised, certain of their members wanted to be in charge, in control and make all the...

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Gospel Reflection for the Twenty Forth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we were baptised, regardless of when or at what age, we were brought into the Family God and received the wonderful gift of faith. The faith we freely received was just a seed; it doesn’t grow and mature on it’s own. We have to nourish and nature it; we have to care for and...

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