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The Word This Week

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

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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

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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

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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)

John’s baptism in water was a baptism of repentance

The word this week

Second Sunday of the Year Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34 (Year A)

From the moment of his baptism, the life of Jesus was no longer hidden

The word this week

The Baptism of the Lord, Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3:13-17 (Year A)

Our lives must become the star that brings an unbelieving world into the presence of Christ

The word this week

The Epiphany of the Lord, Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3A, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 (Year A)