Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

Gospel Reflection for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Often the images we have of Jesus are very pleasant and nice; Jesus and the children, Jesus the good shepherd carrying a wounded lamb or Jesus who is teaching or healing. There is nothing wrong with these at all. However, the Jesus we meet in this Sunday’s gospel is very far removed from the nice...

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Gospel Reflection for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We have all had the experience of inviting our friends or relatives to our house for a meal. Once we invite them we begin to prepare for their arrival. We don’t leave everything until the last minute. There is the sense of excitement and anticipation as we look forward to them arriving and enjoying their...

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Gospel Reflection for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We all know that as soon as we turn on our televisions and open our newspapers, there are plenty of advertisements trying to sell us things. How many ads for new phones, new cars, and more food do we see each day? At times it can feel as if we are living in a very...

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Gospel Reflection for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

While it may sound like stating the obvious, any relationship needs communication if it is to grow and develop. I not only need to speak to the other person, I also need to take time to listen to what the other person has to say to me. This communication takes patience and perseverance. Jesus understood...

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Gospel Reflection for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

We all know people who seem to be busy and active all the time. We also know those who have the habit of letting others do all the work. Neither extreme is good for us. We can’t be busy all the time and neither can we sit back and let others do all the work....

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Gospel Reflection – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gospel this Sunday is the parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’. Of all the parables, this is one of the most well-known. However, because we have heard it so many times, we might be tempted to read and hear it too quickly and therefore miss what it means for us today. The man who questions...

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Gospel Reflection for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

It often happens that when we tell another person something that has happened to us, we are not believed. We share an experience in good faith, hoping to be listened to and believed, but the opposite happens. This can upset and even anger us. In the gospel this Sunday, as Jesus sends out his disciples,...

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Gospel Reflection for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

In last Sunday’s gospel, Jesus told his disciples and us that was going to be put to death and to be raised on the third day. In the gospel for this Sunday, this is made very clear again, as Jesus resolutely took the road to Jerusalem, the place of his passion and resurrection. But even...

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Gospel Reflection for the Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Today we are surrounded by celebrities. There is no end to the amount of ‘reality’ programmes on television. Our newsagents are full of magazines telling us about where they live, how much they’re worth and far too information about their lives. But it is far from real. Celebrities change their look and style far too...

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Gospel Reflection for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus loved a good meal and ate with anyone who invited and welcomed him to their table. This is the setting for this Sunday’s gospel. While eating with the Pharisees, a woman silently enters the room. She washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and anointed his feet with oil. This took great courage. Given her...

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