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Christ’s love must be reflected in our attitudes to the poor

The word this week

Second Sunday of Easter, Acts 5:12-16; Revelation 1:9-13 & 17-19; John 20:19-31 (Year C)

During Lent we go beyond regret for the past

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Jos 5:9A, 10-12; Ps 34; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 (Year C)

As soon as we take a relationship for granted the capacity for love begins to die within us

The word this week

The Third Sunday of Lent: Ex 3:1-8A, 13-15; Ps 103; 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9 (Year C)

The first step of Lent is one which all resolutions should be based on

The word this week

Second Sunday of Lent: Gen 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 27; Phil 3:17 – 4:1 or 3:20 – 4:1; Lk 9:28-36 (Year C)

Let us not underestimate the struggle of Lent

The word this week

First Sunday of Lent: Deut 26:4-10; Ps 91; Rm 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13 (Year C)

Humility enables God to transform our lives

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Is 6:1-8; 1 Cor 15:3-8 & 11; Lk 5:1-11 (Year C)

Faithful witness will always involve joy and rejection

A detail from Jesus Unrolls the Book in the Synagogue by French painter James Tissot (1836-1902)

The word this week

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 71; 1 Cor 12:31—13:13 or 13:4-13; Lk 4:21-30

The first step on the path to renewal

The word this week

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time: Neh 8:2-4, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

The scriptures that provide a sure foundation for the year ahead

The word this week

The Baptism of the Lord: Is 42:1-4, 6-7; Ps 29; Acts 10: 34-38; Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

Like the Wise men, we are all called to be seekers after truth

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