Events

7th April 2019 - 7th April 2019 |

Fifth Sunday of Lent

The third of our great Gospels of repentance and forgiveness (notice that in the narrative the invitation to conversion comes after the gift of forgiveness).  The unique element in this narrative seems to be that the ability to forgive is contingent upon our understanding of the need for forgiveness; lack of self-awareness can make us demand […]

31st March 2019 - 31st March 2019 |

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Today is the second of our Sunday Lenten Gospels which speaks of the surpassing and overwhelming compassion and forgiveness of God.  It is coupled with an invitation from St. Paul to be “Ambassadors for Christ” – someone who represents, who makes present again.  The conclusion seems obvious – how shall we make Christ present, other […]

25th March 2019 - 25th March 2019 |

Annunciation

On this day, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to a young virgin to ask if she would become the mother of the Messiah.  Worried how this might come about, since she declared her virginity, she was reassured by Gabriel that she would conceive through the power of the Holy Spirit, so that the […]

24th March 2019 - 24th March 2019 |

Third Sunday of Lent

This Sunday is the first of a series of three Gospels about repentance and forgiveness, and begins with a real teaser: what is the connection between the narrative of the events and the parable which follows?  If you think God is like the landowner, then a sudden tragic event is the faith which awaits us for our […]

17th March 2019 - 17th March 2019 |

Second Sunday of Lent

The second of the fundamental truth of our (new baptismal) faith is underlined to balance last Sunday – Jesus is fully divine, attested by the Law and the Prophets and indeed, by the Father Himself.  The preface of the Mas outlines the theology of the event and the Lucan scriptures – well, the next time […]

10th March 2019 - 10th March 2019 |

First Sunday of Lent

Following the great Lectionary of the pre-baptismal catechesis (Cycle A), the first two fundamental truths of our faith in the Lord are enumerated, that the Lord is fully human, tempted in every way that we are.  Tempted not to love the Lord God with the whole strength (power) heart and soul – He is with […]

6th March 2019 - 6th March 2019 |

Ash Wednesday

Today, a fast day, marks the beginning of Lent. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of blessing ashes made from palm branches blessed on the previous Palm Sunday, and placing them on the heads of participants to the accompaniment of the words “Turn away from Sin, and be faithful to the Gosepl”. Mass at 10am […]

13th January 2019 - 13th January 2019 |

Baptism of the Lord

In the Gospel, the Father acknowledges “My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased” as John the Baptist baptises Him in the River Jordan. It reminds us all of the importance of our own baptism, necessary for salvation.

6th January 2019 - 6th January 2019 |

The Epiphany

Coming from the Greek word, meaning manifestation, it symbolises the opening up of the faith to the gentile nations of the world. Traditionally, it’s the day when the three Wise Men / Kings / Astrologers came to acknowledge a king whose star they had seen rising in the East. The Church asks for a special […]

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Mass of Anointing

“When I was Ill, you came to my help”. Mass of Anointing, Sunday June 30th, 3pm.