SUNDAY 27 NOVEMBER Scripture Romans 13: 11 – 14 Reflection It is quite possible that over a period of time in our spiritual lives we fall asleep and faith takes on a familiar ritual and routine. On this First Sunday of Advent and at the beginning of the Advent Season […]
The weekly scripture reflections will be on hold for the duration of the Christmas period, with the reflections starting again on the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, on January 15th 2017. We regret any inconveniences caused. May you be blessed during this Christmas period and have a safe new year.
In order to understand this Sunday’s OLD TESTAMENT READING [MALACHI 4: 1 – 2a] we must focus on the closing sentence. There we read the Lord’s invitation to conversion and repentance – “But for you who fear my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings.” Despite the opening verse which […]
The Apostles’ Creed contains an important addition not explicitly mentioned in the Nicene version which, with one exception, we confess every Sunday of the year. Therein we profess our faith “in the communion of saints.” However, the Nicene Confession, as well as that of the Apostles’, expresses our belief in the catholic Church (not Catholic […]
This week let us focus primarily on TODAY’S GOSPEL [LUKE 19: 1 – 10]. There are three points which could be neglected but do have a connection with something we made much of in last week’s reflection – the place where we are. Where did Zacchaeus place himself. In the tree, but why did he […]
Since we celebrated the Solemnity of Body and Blood of Christ on 29th May, we have had, with the exception of the Solemnity of the Assumption, a clear run with the Ordinary Sundays of the Year. These Sundays will continue, with the exception of the celebration of All Saints, until Cycle C (Saint Luke) is […]