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Weekly Reflections

Gospel Reflection for the Birth of John the Baptist

I’m sure that there has been many times when we have been asked by a friend or a family member to do something or to deliver a message for them. Today, as we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist, we are remembering someone who was called by God to deliver a message and a...

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Gospel Reflection the 11th. Sunday of Ordinary Time

When Jesus spoke to people, he spoke to them in a way and language that they understood. He spoke to them about the natural world that they lived in. He told them that the kingdom was like a woman baking bread. He spoke to them about farming and harvests. He talked about fishing, water, light,...

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Gospel Reflection for the 10th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

In the gospels there are many different images and titles used to describe Jesus. He spoke about himself as being the Good Shepherd, the Bread of life and the Light of the World; just to name a few. However, this Sunday there is a description of him in the gospel with which we are not...

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Gospel reflection for the Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus.

Any family event that is celebrated with a meal and a drink is a cause for great joy and happiness. Friends and relatives, some of whom we may not have seen for a long time gather around the table to be fed, nourished and refreshed. Food is eaten, stories are told and memories are created....

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Gospel Reflection for Trinity Sunday

   Today is not the day to try and explain how three goes into one! The Feast of the Trinity is not a matter of facts, figures and numbers. We can’t explain this with a calculator! We can’t ‘Google’ this and find a nice neat explanation for it. The Trinity is not a puzzle or...

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Gospel Reflection for Pentecost Sunday

As we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, the season of Easter reaches its final climax.  This Sunday we celebrate and experience the powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the whole church and on all those who call themselves disciples and followers of the risen Lord. Last Sunday when we celebrated the Ascension of Jesus,...

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Gospel Reflection for the Ascension of Jesus

  As we mark and celebrate the Ascension of the Lord, the saying, ‘all good things come to an end’ never sounded more suitable or appropriate. Just before the passion and suffering of Jesus, his friends and followers saw him being betrayed, denied and condemned. They stood at a distance and watched him die a...

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Gospel reflection for the 6th. Sunday of Easter

  We are still making our way through the Season of Easter and the risen Jesus continues to appear to his friends and followers. And, as always, when he does appear he offers them a powerful and challenging word. Earlier in the gospel when Jesus was asked what the first and most important commandment was,...

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Gospel Reflection for the 5th. Sunday of Easter

   In last Sunday’s gospel, Jesus described himself as the Good Shepherd that we are called and invited to follow. This Sunday, Jesus offers us another powerful image of himself and our relationship with him. In the gospel Jesus proclaims to us, ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.’ At the...

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Gospel Reflection for the 4th. Sunday of Easter

When I was a child there was a simple game that we used to play in the school yard at lunch time. It was called ‘Follow the leader.’ One person would be picked and what they did and said, the rest of us copied. We followed what they did. The last person to be still...

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