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Spiritual Life

The Word This Week

The question ‘what do you want?’ lays bare the deepest truths about ourselves

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rm 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-46

We should always begin prayer with a conscious surrender to the Holy Spirit

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Sixteenth Sunday of the Year: Wis 12:13 & 16-19; Rm 8: 26-27; Mt 13:24-43

The grace of God, like rain and snow watering the desert, summons us to new life

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Fifteenth Sunday of the Year: Is 55:10-11; Rm 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23

The kind of king who arrived on a donkey

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Fourteenth Sunday: Zec 9:9-19; Rm 8:9 and 11-13; Mt 11:25-30

‘Whoever eats this bread will draw life from me’

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The Body and Blood of Christ: Deut 8 2-3 & 14-16; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6: 51-58

Life held in the intimacy of the Trinity

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Trinity Sunday: Ex 34:4-6 & 8-9; 2 Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

The Risen Lord breathed life into his Church

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Pentecost Sunday: Acts 2:1-1; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

The Ascension marked the beginning for which the disciples had longed

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The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1: 1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20

Before Pentecost pray that the Spirit might reveal a life lived with the Trinity

Spiritual Life The word this week

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost we are reminded that our communion with the Risen Lord is rooted in the same realities as the Apostles

Peter called all the baptised ‘a royal priesthood’. This is a challenge

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Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12