Sunday Reflection

We are duty-bound to nurture a generous, gracious heart

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | September 12, 2020 | 1 Comment

September 13: 24th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Sirach 27:30-28:7; Psalm 102; 2.  Romans 14:7-9; Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35.   These biblical texts treat of a certain regard for our lives as people who sin and have need of the Lord’s mercy, forgiveness and compassion.   Sirach introduces the topic by looking realistically at the way we act towards one another, and the leniency with which … Read More about We are duty-bound to nurture a generous, gracious heart

Accept the challenge to be messengers of the Word of God

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 30: 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Jeremiah 20:7-9; Psalm: 63; 2. Romans 12:1-2; Gospel: Matthew 16:21-27. Working for God’s mission of proclaiming his Word lies at the heart of these readings. Jeremiah is well-remembered because of the burden he constantly senses whenever he preaches the Word he … Read More about Accept the challenge to be messengers of the Word of God

The reality of divine presence revealed

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 9: Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 1 Kings 19:9,11-13; Psalm: 85; 2. Romans 9:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33. This selection of passages from Holy Scripture is especially focused on the spiritual reality that God and the Lord Jesus bless us with their presence as we practise our faith … Read More about The reality of divine presence revealed

A fine illustration of Jesus’ compassionate love

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | August 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

August 2: Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm: 145; 2. Romans 8:35,37-39; Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21. Through words such as food and love, today’s readings teach us what it means to be supported by a caring God. Isaiah’s verses issue a joyous invitation to come and share … Read More about A fine illustration of Jesus’ compassionate love

Thinking about the universal divine plan

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 26: Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 1 Kings 3:5,7-12; Psalm: 119P; 2. Romans 8:28-30; Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52. These biblical authors have it in mind to start us thinking about the universal divine plan. First of all, King Solomon guides us towards an appreciation for the role of wise discernment … Read More about Thinking about the universal divine plan

A plan that preserves everything for harvest time

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | July 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

July 19: Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm: 86; 2. Romans 8:26-27; Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43. With the help of these readings, we come to understand the way in which God rules our world and calls us into a special relationship with him. The Wisdom writer is … Read More about A plan that preserves everything for harvest time