Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

april 11th easter sunday thomas

Gospel Reflection for April 11th 2nd Sunday of Easter 2021

Doubting Thomas Today we stand with Thomas, who sadly will forever be as known as the one who doubted in the resurrection. He refused to believe unless he could see Jesus himself. As well as being the disciple who doubted, he is also known the one who is often accused of having little or no...

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easter sunday april 4th

Gospel Reflection for April 4th Easter Sunday 2021

Mary Magdalene meets the Risen Lord  Our journey through Lent which we began on Ash Wednesday is over. On the first Sunday of Lent we were in the dry and dangerous desert with Jesus. Today, with Mary Magdalene we stand at the empty tomb and experience the Resurrection as she did. Good Friday is never...

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good Friday April 2nd 2021

Gospel Reflection for Good Friday April 2nd 2021

Gospel Reflection for 2nd April – Good Friday The opening prayer from Holy Thursday tells us that ‘we should glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for he is our salvation, our life and resurrection; though him we are saved and made free.’ This is the central message of not only these three...

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sunday march 28th palm sunday

Gospel Reflection for Palm Sunday March 28th 2021

The events that begin on Palm Sunday and take place for the rest of Holy Week are basically the story of a human drama; it is the drama of Jesus and it is also our drama. As he enters into the dramatic events of his final week, he invites us to follow and stay with...

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sunday march 21st 2021

Gospel Reflection for Sunday March 21st 2021

Unless a grain of wheat dies My father was a gardener all his life. We were lucky enough to have a very large garden at home.  All through the year it was filled with a huge variety of vegetables, plants and flowers. In spring he would sow seeds. They would grow slowly and silently and...

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sunday march 14th 2021

Gospel Reflection for Sunday March 14th 2021

Jesus is lifted up for all to see In Jewish history Moses is a key figure. He led the people from slavery in Egypt to freedom in the Promised Land. Before they reached the Promised Land they had to pass through the desert and this was not always an easy experience for them! While they...

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sunday march 7th third sunday of lent

Gospel Reflection for Sunday March 7th 2021

Jesus disturbs the peace If you ‘Google’ the name Jesus and search images, there are countless pictures and paintings of Jesus; some old, some very modern. He is often presented as the kind and peaceful Messiah. A popular image of Jesus is him as the Good Shepherd carrying a sheep on his shoulders. These are...

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sunday february 28th

Gospel Reflection for Sunday February 28th 2021

On the mountain with Jesus We often use the phrase ‘peak moments’ to talk about and describe important or significant experiences. The gospel today is one of those ‘peak moments’ for Jesus and those who are with him. Jesus takes his three of his friends, Peter, James and John away from the market place and...

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sunday february 21st

Gospel Reflection for Sunday February 21st 2021

Jesus is tempted and tested Having started our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, we now find ourselves in the desert with Jesus as he is tempted and tested. Mark’s account of Jesus in the desert is short, sharp and very direct; Jesus is in the desert with the wild beasts. This is as real and...

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Ash Wednesday 2021

Gospel Reflection for 17th February 2021 – Ash Wednesday

Our journey towards Easter begins My brother Stephen is a marathon runner. Obviously he doesn’t just wake up and decide to run a marathon that day! Running a marathon takes preparation, patience and perseverance. It also takes a lot of time, training and discipline. He has to make sacrifices as he trains and prepares. He...

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