Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Weekly Reflections

Gospel Reflection for Sunday February 14th 2021

Jesus heals the leper The message of healing that we heard about in the gospel last Sunday continues today when a leper comes to Jesus and asks to be healed. The Jewish regulations and laws regarding leprosy are clearly outlined in the first reading from the Book of Leviticus. Those who are lepers are to...

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sunday february 7th

Gospel Reflection for Sunday February 7th 2021

Jesus heals those who are sick Today, even with the help of medical staff, chemists and modern medicine, we all still get sick and suffer from pain of one sort another. A small matter of a toothache can cause many a sleepless night! Things were very different and far worse at the time of Jesus....

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sunday january 31st 2021 reflection

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 31st 2021

The authority, words and action of Jesus In the gospel today the impact of the words of Jesus are seen in real concrete action. He heals a man who is sick and who has neither control nor authority over his own body. Not so with Jesus. When Jesus speaks he orders the evil spirits to...

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sunday january 24th

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 24th 2021

God is still calling us! In last Sunday’s readings we heard how God called Samuel and how both John the Baptist and Andrew introduced others to Jesus. Today this theme and message continues in our readings. In the first reading we hear about Jonah. ‘The Lord said to Jonah, get up, go and proclaim the...

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january 17th sunday

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 17th 2021

We are called by our name personally by God Over recent years, we have all gotten so used to emails and Skype and there are very few of us who don’t have a mobile phone. Over the last year we have all figured out how to use Zoom as a way of calling others as...

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Sunday January 10th

Gospel Reflection for Sunday January 10th 2021

Having celebrated the Epiphany of the Lord, we now mark and honour his Baptism. The word ‘Epiphany’ means to show or reveal. Jesus was shown and revealed as the Saviour and light for the whole world and all peoples for all time. Tradition suggests to us that after his baptism in the River Jordan by...

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sunday january 3rd

Gospel Reflection for 3rd January

Jesus the Light of the World In his song, ‘So this is Christmas’ John Lennon sang, ‘another year over and new one just begun.’ I think is a very suitable way to begin not only this reflection, but this New Year! Like me, you are more than likely glad to the back and the end...

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december 27th sunday

Sunday December 27th 2020: Read Br Michael’s Gospel Reflection

The Feast of the Holy Family Hopefully our festivities with our families and in parishes to celebrate the birth of Jesus went well. We hope that our families met as best they could and that people gathered in their local parish church to pray with and for each other at this most sacred time of...

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december 20th fourth sunday of advent

Sunday December 20th 2020: Read Br Michael’s Gospel Reflection

Mary is called and says ‘Yes’ Today is the last Sunday of our Advent journey and we are blessed to spend it in the company of Mary. This morning we read and hear the gospel that is traditionally called The Annunciation. In this most well known of gospels; God’s messenger appears and calls Mary personally...

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sunday december 13th 2020

Sunday December 13th 2020: Read Br Michael’s Gospel Reflection

John – a witness for the Light Today, the third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called ‘Gaudete Sunday’ and the pink candle on the wreath is lit.  The opening prayer of the mass today says, Rejoice in the Lord, indeed the Lord is near (Phil. 4.4). Given what we been through and are still experiencing,...

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