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Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

20th October

October 20th : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday October 20th – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Don’t give up or give in Up until recently, one of my brothers ran marathons. He would run one full marathon and an half one each year! He was asked to speak to a group of runners who were preparing...

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October 6th Faith

October 6th : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday October 6th Lord, increase our faith Let’s be honest; we all love presents and gifts. Whether it’s our birthday or Christmas, we all love receiving a gift and unwrapping it to see what’s inside. But this is only the beginning; then we have to start using the gift...

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September 29th : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday September 29th The Rich Man and Poor Lazarus The Gospel this Sunday, while not a direct continuation of last week’s, does have some things in common with it. This parable develops many themes from last week, including the proper use of money and how we treat each other....

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September 22nd : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday September 22nd The Wise and Prudent Servant Our Gospel this Sunday contains the parable of the dishonest and eventually prudent Servant and other sayings from Jesus about money, honesty, trustworthiness and wealth. The gospel ends with  the famous phrase; you cannot be the slave of both God and...

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September 15th : Gospel Reflection for this Sunday

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday September 15th All are Welcome… You may remember that two Sundays ago, we read the gospel of Jesus eating a meal with the Pharisees. He challenged them about who they invited to their meals and how they treated others, especially those who were sick and poor. This Sunday’s...

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8th September : Sunday Gospel Reflection

Please read Br Michael’s reflection for Sunday September 8th The demands of being a follower of Jesus today It’s not very often that we hear Jesus speaking about people hating each other! Normally he asks us to love each other as he loves us, but this clearly not the case in today’s gospel. He bluntly...

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September 1st : Sunday Gospel Reflection

Gospel Reflection For Sunday September 1st: Humility and Hospitality  When we read any of the gospels, we can clearly see that Jesus loved to eat, drink and to socialise with people from all walks of life. In the gospel this Sunday, Jesus has gone for a meal to the house of one of the leading...

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday 25th August

The first shall be last…  Imagine the scene: you’re standing for some time in the queue in the post office or supermarket waiting you turn to be served.  The manager then brings a person from the back of the queue and serves them before you. Imagine the anger and frustration you would feel. Well, this...

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Gospel Reflection for Sunday 18th August

The disturbing words of Jesus Nobody could argue with or disagree with the loving, peaceful, forgiving and compassionate Jesus. We are all very familiar with the gentle and tender image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. However, there is another side to Jesus. We recall that when his own disciples wanted to stop the children from...

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Read the Gospel Reflection for Sunday 11th August

The Heart of the matter… When on holidays with my mother at home, we watch those television programmes about antiques; you know the ones. People bring all manner of objects from their homes and they present them to the experts for a considered opinion. They do so in the hope that their family heirloom is...

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