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3rd SUNDAY OF EASTER

  We continue to think about the Resurrection this week, from three different perspectives: the Gospel gives us another story of Jesus appearing to his disciples – this time the beautiful story of the meeting in Jerusalem, when Jesus proves … Continue reading

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2nd SUNDAY OF EASTER

Divine Mercy Sunday   After the joys and exuberance of Easter Sunday and Easter Week, we settle down into the longest Season in the Church’s Year – Eastertide. This period of fifty days is a time of sustained gladness, which … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

“Christ our Passover has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast then, in the Lord.” When the Word is proclaimed, it is real and active – the Lord is present, and what is described is, in a sense, happening now. … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

  On Palm Sunday the long reading of the Passion dominates the celebration, and in a sense its meaning is obvious. Do not allow this, however, to detract from the other readings, which give the vital context necessary for understanding … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Lent

“If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies, it yields a rich harvest” In the weeks of Lent so far we have followed God’s work of salvation: we have seen the Covenants he established with Noah, Abraham, … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Lent

“God sent his Son, so that through him the world might be saved” There were two remarkable moments in the story of the Old Testament where God saved his people; one was in the escape from Egypt – we’ll keep … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Lent

  This week, in our journey through the Old Testament, we reach Covenant Number Three: and this is the big one – the Covenant with Moses at Sinai. The Ten Commandments are (or should be) familiar to us all: they … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Lent

“This is my Son, the Beloved.” We spool forward a few centuries in the story of the Old Testament, to arrive at Abraham, “our Father in faith”. Today we hear of another Covenant (like last week) – even though the … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent

  “Jesus was tempted by Satan, and the angels looked after him.” We begin our Lenten journey at the decisive moment of the flood, when God establishes his first Covenant with man, in the person of Noah. Noah was saved … Continue reading

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6th Sunday of Ordinary Time

  “The leprosy left him at once and he was cured.” Thankfully, we do not encounter leprosy in our culture. It can therefore be difficult to enter into the real depth of today’s readings. We have to understand that leprosy … Continue reading

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