Sunday Reflection

Let this Lent be a season of grace and insight

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

1 March: First Sunday of Lent. Readings: 1. Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Psalm: 51; 2. Romans 5:12-19; Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11. How we deal with temptation, while living the life of faith, is the base theme for today’s Scriptures. The Genesis reading relates the foundational story of human disobedience in the Garden of Eden. … Read More about Let this Lent be a season of grace and insight

Seeing ourselves as God’s holy temple

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 23: 7th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Leviticus 19:1-2,17-18; Psalm: 103; 2. 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48. A number of ideas associated with God and neighbour come together in these readings. Of key importance, however, are God’s holiness and the love we are expected to extend to everyone … Read More about Seeing ourselves as God’s holy temple

God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 16: 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time; Readings: 1. Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm: 119a; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Gospel: Matthew 5:17-37. The wisdom featured in these passages of Scripture is straightforward and, therefore, quickly understood. Sirach, Paul and Matthew broach the topic with great simplicity. So, in the first reading, choosing to … Read More about God’s wisdom shown in his revealed Word

We are to be shining examples of God’s will

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 9: 5th Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 58:7-10; Psalm: 112; 2. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16. Today, biblical thinking guides our understanding of what God asks of his people. And the image of light looms large in this context, because it emphasises the effect our lives are meant … Read More about We are to be shining examples of God’s will

Good News for all the world to hear

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

February 2: Presentation of the Lord. Readings: 1. Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm: 24; 2.Hebrews 2:14-18; Gospel: Luke 2:22-40. This feast day observance brings to our attention the Lord’s own special place in the faith we profess week after week. With the reading from Malachi, we hear a text that sits at the … Read More about Good News for all the world to hear

Ponder the bright future God sets before us

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | January 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

January 26: 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time. Readings: 1. Isaiah 8:23-9:3; Psalm: 27; 2. 1 Corinthians 1:10-13,17; Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23. Today’s readings give us a real sense of what our lives in Jesus Christ are to be like. Each author guides us to ponder the bright future God sets before us. Isaiah … Read More about Ponder the bright future God sets before us