Sunday Reflection

An aid in our spiritual preparation for Christmas

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | December 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

December 20: Fourth Sunday of Advent. Readings: 1. 2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-12,14,16; Psalm: 89; 2. Romans 16:25-27; Gospel: Luke 1:26-38. As we enter the final week of Advent, these biblical texts ably prepare us for what we are about to commemorate. The extract from 2 Samuel presents Nathan, God’s agent and mouthpiece, … Read More about An aid in our spiritual preparation for Christmas

We are invited into the mystery of the Lord’s coming

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | December 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

December 6: Second Sunday of Advent. Readings: 1. Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11; Psalm: YY; 2. 2 Peter 3:8-14; Gospel: Mark 1:1-8. Communicated through today’s readings is a basic, yet profound, sense of what is meant by the term “gospel” / “good news”. And that is really appropriate in these days leading up to our … Read More about We are invited into the mystery of the Lord’s coming

At the start of Advent, a mighty but straightforward message

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | November 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

November 29: First Sunday of Advent. Readings: 1. Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1,3-8; Psalm: XX; 2. 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Gospel: Mark 13:33-37. As we begin Advent this Sunday, we are led to contemplate the big picture of our lives. This liturgical season therefore aims to prime us for yet another Christmas. And, in so … Read More about At the start of Advent, a mighty but straightforward message

Caring for one another in very concrete ways

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | November 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

November 22: Christ the King.  Readings: 1. Ezekiel 34:11-12,15-17; Psalm: 23; 2. 1 Corinthians 15:20-26,28; Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46. The coming of God’s reign is not perhaps how we might ordinarily picture it. These samples from Holy Scripture are, then, a way of making us think of it as very much connected with … Read More about Caring for one another in very concrete ways

Doing our part in the implementation of the divine plan

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | November 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

November 8: 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm: 63; 2.1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13. As we listen to these readings, our minds are eased into musing on the theme of Wisdom, and its place in our lives. The book that bears the title of “Wisdom” presents … Read More about Doing our part in the implementation of the divine plan

Keeping us focused on future blessings

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | October 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

November 1: All Saints. Readings: 1. Apocalypse 7:2-4,9-14; Psalm: 24; 2. 1 John 3:1-3; Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12. All Saints is a feast of special significance for us. And it is in these particular readings that we hear why that is so. The apocalyptic text that is our first reading invites us … Read More about Keeping us focused on future blessings