Sunday Reflection

A cause for some profound reflection

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

October 31: Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Psalm: 18; 2. Hebrews 7:23-28; Gospel: Mark 12:28-34.   Evident in these Scripture texts is an emphasis on completeness and the fulfilment that comes of that.    The instructions given in the passage from Deuteronomy capture the essence of biblical faith, and the prayerfulness with which each believer should conduct daily life. … Read More about A cause for some profound reflection

Visualising the power of God at work in our world

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | September 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

September 5: Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 35:4-7; Psalm: 146; 2. James 2:1-5;Gospel: Mark 7:31-37. The thoughts expressed by today’s biblical authors help us visualise the power of God at work in our world. With this kind of focus, we quickly discern the precious nature of the … Read More about Visualising the power of God at work in our world

The standard by which we are to measure our daily lives

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

August 29: Twenty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Deuteronomy 4:1-2,6-8; Psalm: 15; 2. James 1:17-18,21-22,27; Gospel: Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23.  The tenor of these biblical texts is similar to that of the readings of last week. The authors are different, but their focus is on the way in which we conduct ourselves in our everyday lives.  In Deuteronomy, the repeated … Read More about The standard by which we are to measure our daily lives

A duty to care for and respect one another

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

August 22: Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Joshua 24:1-2,15-18; Psalm: 34; 2. Ephesians 5:21-32; Gospel: John 6:60-69.  Today’s Scripture passages make sense when we view them with eyes of faith. For at their heart lies a message that invites us to respond to what is revealed through each biblical author.  Joshua’s carefully crafted words open up the … Read More about A duty to care for and respect one another

Honouring Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

August 15: Assumption. Readings: 1. Apocalypse 11:19,12:1-6,10; Psalm: 45B; 2. 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Gospel: Luke 1:39-56. This special day of celebration in New Zealand honours Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven. And the readings fittingly prepare us to grasp the significance of this feast. The heavenly scene in today’s text from … Read More about Honouring Our Lady’s Assumption into heaven

The bread of life is our spiritual nourishment in life

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 7, 2021 | 0 Comments

August 8: Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm: 34; 2. Ephesians 4:30 – 5:2; Gospel: John 6:41-51. It is good to note what sits at the heart of these readings. For then we see what the bread of life theme truly means for us on … Read More about The bread of life is our spiritual nourishment in life