First Sunday of Lent, Year C

First Sunday of Lent, Year C 9 – 10 March 2019 COMPASSION In this year’s Lenten discussion groups program there are suggestions about welcome and Introductions for the leaders of each group to welcome members into a joint ‘sacred space’ for discussion and prayer. Borrowing some of these suggestion – I wish to share with … [Read more…]

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

13 – 14 October 2018 “If you take things from people, they are impoverished; but if you get them to give them up, they are enriched.” People are essentially good, but this goodness has to be awakened and called forth, if they are to enter the kingdom of love.” True Goodness This weekend’s Gospel tells … [Read more…]

THE MARRIAGE COMMITMENT

6 – 7 October 2018 Today many people think when emotional love ends, they no longer love one another. Harold Kushner, an American Rabbi speaks of a young couple who came to him, asking he officiate at their upcoming wedding. At one point the young groom asked. ‘Rabbi, would you object if we made a … [Read more…]

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

29 – 30 September 2018 Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 Practical Advice for Disciples Today’s gospel makes a number of important and very practical points. Though they were addressed originally to the leaders in the community, they have relevance for all disciples of Jesus. The apostles came upon a man who was casting out devils in Jesus name. … [Read more…]

Praying with the Pope in August

Universal That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.   Prayer Heavenly Father, Through the sacrament of marriage, your Church sees in human love a sign of your presence. The fruitful love of spouses is an example of what each of us is called … [Read more…]