June 2 nd : The Feast of Corpus Christi - the Living bread

May 30th, 2013

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Today we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. The Eucharist is true food and drink but at the same time it is very different from every other food and drink. The great difference lies in these words of Christ which St Augustine heard in prayer, “You will not change me into yourself as you would food of your flesh; but you will be changed into me.” We transform ordinary food into our own bodies but the food of the Eucharist transforms us into the body of Christ. Ludwig Feuerbach's statement that we become what we eat is never more true that in the Eucharistic experience.

May 26 : Holy Trinity Sunday - One God in Three persons

May 23rd, 2013

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Holy Trinity Sunday, is celebrated a week after Pentecost Sunday in honour of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs—belief in the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God —Father, Son, and Holy Spirit— are all equally God, and They cannot be divided.

May 19 : Pentecost Sunday - Renewing and recreating

May 15th, 2013

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Today is the day when the Holy Spirit descended upon the infant Church. The church is being constantly renewed and recreated by the Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit takes us (1) from fear and confusion to courage and fortitude, (2) from death and darkness to life and light, (3)from slavery to the flesh to the glorious freedom of the sons of God, (4) from dissension and disharmony to unity and peace.

May 12 : Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord - We are witnesses

May 10th, 2013

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Today we celebrate Jesus' return to the Father. We might compare the Feast of the Ascension to the passing of a baton from one runner to another in a relay race. Jesus passed the baton of his work to Peter, James and John. They in return passed it on to us. And now it is our turn to pass it on to others. This means living out Jesus' teaching in our own personal lives and to live Jesus in our own lives.

May 5 : Sixth Sunday of Easter - Our real home is in heaven

May 2nd, 2013

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Our real home is in heaven "gleaming with the splendour of God" (Rev 21:11). However God has made his abode in our hearts as well: "If anyone loves me and keeps my word, I and my Father will come to dwell in him" (Jn 14:23)

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