Sunday Reflection

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

Honour the Word of God that enlivens daily life

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | May 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 10: Fifth Sunday of Easter. Readings: 1. Acts 6:1-7; Psalm: 33; 2. 1 Peter 2:4-9; Gospel: John 14:1-12. This Sunday, like last week, has for its focus the church of God and the various roles played by its members. The picture of the Church Luke paints in Acts is … Read More about Honour the Word of God that enlivens daily life

Protected and guided by a divine shepherd

By Fr Kevin Waldie sm | May 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 3: Fourth Sunday of Easter. Readings: 1. Acts 2:14.36-41; Psalm: 23; 2. 1 Peter 2:20-25; Gospel: John 10:1-10. These readings have an air of authority about them. In each one, that authority manifests itself through the message voiced by the key figure’s words. So in Acts, Peter commands the … Read More about Protected and guided by a divine shepherd