June 23 - The Feast of Corpus Christi: the Living bread

August 31st, 2019

First Reading Genesis 14:18-20
Melchizedek, king of Salem, blessed Abram.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 110:1-4
You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Gospel Reading
Luke 9:11b-17

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.

June 16 - Holy Trinity Sunday: One God in Three persons

August 31st, 2019

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.

June 9 - PENTECOST SUNDAY

August 31st, 2019

June 2 - SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

August 31st, 2019

Mat 26 - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

August 31st, 2019

May 19 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

August 31st, 2019

May 12 - Fourth Sunday of Easter: The Good Shepherd Sunday

August 31st, 2019

 In the gospel reading Jesus identifies himself as the shepherd: “My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me”(John 10:27). Remember, each week we take Jesus inside us in the Eucharist and our greatest protection and shepherding comes from within. Take the time to listen to Jesus. Spend some quality time this week with Jesus. Just a few minutes to listen quietly or reflect on his words can change your day. That is how we are nourished. And that is how we can be judged.

May 5 - Third Sunday of Easter: To love like Jesus

August 31st, 2019

Todays Gospel presents to us the scene of Peter's repentance as three times Jesus asks him to make a profession of love. Jesus then explains just what Peter's love and leadership will require, foretelling Peter;s death by crucifixion: "you will stretch out your hands". This is agape love, that is self-forgetting love. Mother Theresa of Calcutta speaks of 'loving till it hurts'. That is Christian love. Can we love this way? Can we love the way Jesus loved?

April 28 , Second Sunday of Easter: I believe

August 31st, 2019

Each one of us must come to our own personal faith in Jesus. We can't believe just because our friends do. Their faith can help us and challenge us and strengthen us but it is not enough. We must arrive at our own personal faith in Jesus just as Thomas did in today's Gospel

April 21 - Easter Sunday: We are an Easter people

August 31st, 2019

Easter means experiencing the power of Jesus changing a great tragedy in our lives into a glorious new beginning. Therefore let us experience Easter in our lives each time we fall and fail, each time we want to give up, each time we want to cry and give into frustration. Jesus Can change us, he can bring us new life again. Therefore can we dare to start afresh from Christ? That's the challenge of Easter.

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