Monthly Archives June 2016

I will follow you ……..

I will follow you… Ten chapters of St Luke’s Gospel, or roughly a third of the Gospel of Luke, are about the Journey of Christ to Jerusalem. Scripture scholars often referred to these ten chapters as the Great Journey of Jesus. The Great Journey starts with this Sunday’s Gospel passage, which is the beginning of Chapter 9; “As the time drew near for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely took the road for Jerusalem.” A different translation says: as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem. This
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But you, Who do you say I am

But you,… who do you say I am? Three Fridays ago we started our First DVD Session on “Catholicism”. In the first session, Fr Robert Barron (now Bishop) sheds light and explains the conviction of the Catholic Faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, and the revelation of God become man. He shows how Jesus fulfils the prophecies of the expected Messiah, according to the Old and New Testaments, but in a very unexpected manner. The living legacy of Christ, God and Messiah, is continually proclaimed by the Church, from the beginning, and out of that came the
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Her many sins have been forgiven…..

Her many sins have been forgiven… In the last few years, we have had children in our parish receiving their First Holy Communion on the feast of Corpus Christ. It was the same this year (ie two Sundays ago). Leading up to their Holy Communion, the children also received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, or “made their first Confession”. We prepare the children’s parents who were supposed to prepare the children. At one of the meetings, I had expressed to the parents the hope that their children’s experience of God’s forgiveness would be one that is positive:
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Young Man I tell you to get up….

(10th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C) This Sunday, after all the major Feast Days post Easter, we return to the Ordinary Cycle of the Liturgical Year (ie 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time).  The way the Liturgical cycle is set out with Easter being a moving Feast Day, we often do not get a chance to celebrate the 10th Sunday in Ordinary time – which means the readings from this Sunday has not been heard for a long time!!!  The readings, especially the First and the Gospel passage, present us with two widows who have both lost their sons.   Anyone
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