Sunday Reflection

The presence of God made known to us by these readings

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 28: Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. 2 Kings 4:8-11,14-16; Psalm: 89; 2. Romans 6:3-4,8-11; Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42.    God’s Word, spoken by his chosen agent, takes centre-stage in these readings. And through it we see into a feature of the faith that needs some elucidation.    Elisha’s encounter with the wealthy woman in 2 Kings illustrates the very point. The welcome this woman … Read More about The presence of God made known to us by these readings

Great things can be achieved for God

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 21: 12th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Jeremiah 20:10-13; Psalm: 69; 2. Romans 5:12-15; Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33. Today’s readings offer us an insight into the world of faith to which we belong. In first place, Jeremiah encourages every person of faith to assume a bold and trusting attitude … Read More about Great things can be achieved for God

What we celebrate as eucharistic people

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | June 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 14: Corpus Christi Sunday. Readings: 1. Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16; Psalm: 147B; 2. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; Gospel: John 6:51-58. Each of the readings for this feast helps us focus on the mystery of God’s very special presence with us as we face whatever life may ask of us. Deuteronomy takes us … Read More about What we celebrate as eucharistic people

The Holy Spirit is the Church’s life force

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | May 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 31: Pentecost Sunday. Readings: 1. Acts 2:1-11; Psalm: 104; 2. 1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13; Gospel: John 20:19-23. Each of these readings plays a special role in this Pentecost day celebration. For it is in each author’s words that we hear the extraordinary testimony members of the early Church give to … Read More about The Holy Spirit is the Church’s life force

The divine promise that emboldens our profession of faith

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | May 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 24: Ascension Sunday. Readings: 1. Acts 1:1-11; Psalm: 47; 2. Ephesians 1:17-23; Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20.  As we celebrate the Ascension, the readings evoke a real appreciation for the gift of faith and the dynamic force that gripped the early Church. They highlight all its efforts to spread the Good News and develop its presence wherever new communities could … Read More about The divine promise that emboldens our profession of faith

Expressing love and observing the commandments

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | May 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 17: Sixth Sunday of Easter. Readings: 1. Acts 8:5-8,14-17; Psalm: 66; 2. 1 Peter 3:15-18; Gospel: John 14:15-21.  What readily comes to mind in today’s readings is the energy and commitment demanded of the Church in its mission to spread the Good News.  So in Acts it is the missionary activity of Philip, Peter and John that typifies the … Read More about Expressing love and observing the commandments