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The Word This Week

Let us focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation as the opportunity to step out of the darkness

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or Jn 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 (Year A)

Jesus engages us in a conversation about our deepest need

The word this week

Third Sunday of Lent, Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95; Rm 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42 (Year A)

At the beginning of Lent the Church invites us to identify ourselves with Abram

The word this week

The Second Sunday of Lent, Gn 12:1-4; Ps 33; 2 Tim 1:8-10; Mt 17:1-9 (Year A)

Let the first step of Lent be a renewed commitment to the Lord

The word this week

First Sunday of Lent, Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51; Rm 5:12-19 or Rm 5:12, 17-19; Mt 4:1-11 (Year A)

The words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount both inspire and challenge

The word this week

Eighth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 49:14-15; 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5; Matthew 6: 24-34

In what St Paul described as the Wisdom of the Cross, Christ offered the world a new way of thinking and being

The word this week

Seventh Sunday of the Year, Leviticus 19: 1-2 & 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5: 33-48

There is a conflict between the words of Jesus and the presumptions underlying much modern thinking

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of the Year, Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 (Year A)

In prayer let us contemplate that we are the work of God’s compassion and mercy

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year, Is 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 (Year A)

Christ comes to us as the brother of our humanity

The word this week

The Presentation of the Lord, Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 (Year A)

Let us give our thoughts to what our lives might become if we surrendered to Christ’s love

The word this week

Third Sunday of the Year, Is 8:23 – 9:3; Ps 27; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17 (Year A)