Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

sunday June 13th

Gospel Reflection for June 13th – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From small beginnings… In the gospel today, Jesus uses the most ordinary of words to talk about and describe the Kingdom of God. Using the language of farming, he says that God’s Kingdom grows like a seed that is sown. How the seed grows slowly in own its time, the farmer does not know –...

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sunday june 6th corpus christi

Gospel Reflection for June 6th – The Feast of Corpus Christi

United to Jesus and to each other Today we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi – The Body and Blood of Jesus. By now most of our churches are open and people are returning to pray with each other. Because of various social restrictions and lock downs we were for far too long isolated and...

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Gospel Reflection for May 30th – Trinity Sunday

Go Make Disciples of All Nations – Trinity Sunday May 30th The Season of Easter ended last Sunday when we celebrated the Feast of Pentecost. Today is Trinity Sunday. As we continue to move forward with an easing of lockdown and social restrictions, today is the day to praise and acknowledge the love and power...

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pentecost sunday may 22nd

Gospel Reflection for May 23rd – Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday – The Spirit makes all things new Fifty days ago we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter. Some were lucky and privileged to have been able to go to church for the Easter liturgies. Sadly some of us were still unable to go to church because of shielding, social restrictions and because...

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7th Sunday of Easter May 16th

Gospel Reflection for May 16th – The 7th Sunday of Easter

  (For a reflection on The Ascension please click here – The Feast of the Ascension is celebrated on Sunday May 16th in Ireland) Jesus prays for us and sends us into the world The gospel for today is one in which it seems that Jesus is ‘doing’ nothing. He is not healing anyone or...

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feast of the ascension

Gospel Reflection for the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord

The end and the beginning While in some places, the Feast of the Ascension will be celebrated this coming Sunday, in more places it is being marked today, so in honour of the Feast we offer the following reflection. The saying nothing good lasts forever might be a good way to start reflecting on the...

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6th sunday May 9th

Gospel Reflection for May 9th – 6th Sunday of Easter 2021

Love of God and each other It is suggested that the theme and message of love is the basis for more plays, songs, novels, films and poems that any other human emotion! Traditionally leading up to Valentine’s Day, we see this everywhere, especially in florists and card shops. We try to express as best we...

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5th sunday of easter may 2nd

Gospel Reflection for May 2nd – 5th Sunday of Easter 2021

Connected to Jesus and each other When Jesus spoke last week, he described himself as the Good Shepherd. This Sunday he uses another image that would have been very familiar to those who heard him. The gospel begins with Jesus saying, ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.’ For most of...

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4th sunday april 25th

Gospel Reflection for April 25th – 4th Sunday of Easter 2021

Call and Response For many, if not all of us who live in tower blocks or housing estates, the chances of meeting a shepherd or seeing a flock of sheep are very rare! The language and image that Jesus offers us today in the gospel can seem a bit strange to us and may even...

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3rd Sunday Easter April 18th

Gospel Reflection for April 18th – 3rd Sunday of Easter 2021

Peace be with you Our gospel today begins after the two friends of Jesus had met him on the road to Emmaus; ‘the disciples told their story of what had happened to them on the road and how they had recognised him at the breaking of the bread.’ Having met Jesus they went back to...

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