EASTER SUNDAY: 31 March

EASTER SUNDAY: 31 March

The bunnies and the eggs which were so out of place all those weeks ago now come into their own, and we ourselves give them a meaning. Those who. too soon and easily, saw values in them have nothing to celebrate today because they missed out on the reality or ignored the reason for the […]

PALM SUNDAY: 24 March

PALM SUNDAY: 24 March

Was it last year that attention was drawn to the importance of the ENTRANCE ANTIPHON at our celebration of Eucharist? Too often this is brushed aside or even ignored. How often have you heard a reference to it in the sermon? Yet, so very often, it sets the tone of the particular celebration – giving […]

Lenten Sunday 3, Year C. 3 March.

Lenten Sunday 3, Year C. 3 March.

This reflection is being prepared exactly a fortnight before Ash Wednesday. Lent has not even commenced. Therefore, last night I was somewhat ‘miffed’ to see a Television advertisement which made much of the arrival of the Easter Bunny! Then, I recalled that last Thursday I had noticed in the local supermarket that Easter Eggs were […]

Lenten Sunday 2, Year C. 24 February.

Lenten Sunday 2, Year C. 24 February.

Last week it was suggested we focus, primarily, on renewal rather than repentance, and that a genuine renewal makes repentance so much easier – and much more honest. Of course repentance is important – there is a value in facing our sin and failure, and striving to turn around specific aspects of our living. On […]