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The Most Holy Trinity

Published on June 15, 2019
The feast day we are celebrating today has often been called the preachers nightmare. What can you say about the Holy Trinity? Saint Augustine, one of the greatest intellectual saints spent many years trying to understand the mystery of God. One day he was walking along the beach he saw a little boy digging a […]

Pentecost.

Published on June 9, 2019
We come to the great feast of Pentecost, the great feast of the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit strengthens us in 3 different ways: In our relationship with Jesus. We all have our heroes in sporting world, in the music world, in politics or history, etc. These are figures we admire but […]

The Ascension

Published on June 1, 2019
The feast day of the Ascension that we celebrate today is probably for many of us a fest day that we find it hard to understand or explain. We often think of this feast day as the day Jesus left us. To think this way we miss the whole point of the NT. The first […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 25, 2019
“Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me say: I am going away and shall return.” The words of Jesus in the gospel today remind me of the story of Marion West. Four-year-old Marion West shouted and jumped for joy when her mother came home from work on her lunch break. […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 18, 2019
In the Gospel this evening we have a guiding principal summed up in one word: Love. The greatest of human realities are often summed up in the smallest of words. Little words mean a lot; for example, war, hate envy, joy, etc. Love is not the easiest commandment, because love always demands a response. In […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Published on May 13, 2019
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday and this image of the shepherd who gathers, protects, and lays down his life for his sheep is a very endearing image. This image has been around from the early days of Christianity. The gospel today is a very short gospel but it is packed with theological significance. “The sheep […]

Third Sunday of Easter

Published on May 6, 2019
As we move through the Easter Season we are reading  the Acts of the Apostles. We are all apostles, Apostle means: sent, we are sent on a mission and we are meant to see in the example of the first apostles what we are meant to be doing. The first reading in our mass today […]

Second Sunday of Easter

Published on April 27, 2019
Our readings of the Second Sunday of Easter speak to us of 3 of the Apostles of Jesus, Peter, John and Thomas, 3 pillars of the church., a dimension of the church that is present up and down the ages. In the first reading of our mass we hear about Peter, who days before cowardly […]

31st. March

Published on March 30, 2019
This is a quick thought that was shared with me.   “Today… spend more time with people who bring out the best in you, not the strsss in you.”

8th. Sunday in Ordinary Time

Published on March 2, 2019
“Do not praise a man before he has spoken, since this is the test of men”. For a man’s words flow out of what fills his heart”. These are the words we hear the end of the first reading in our mass today and the end of the gospel. They remind us of the importance […]