31Jan 31 January, 2020. Friday of Week 3

In the providence of God, what seems small and insignificant can bring benefits beyond our expectations.

30Jan 30 January, 2020. Thursday of Week 3

We must not hide the light of our faith. On the other hand, we are not to parade our piety. What is needed is a quiet faithfulness, to give glory to God...

29Jan 29 January, 2020. Wednesday of Week 3

The underlying message remains: Look beyond the obstacles, the set-backs, the disappointments; God is at work in Jesus, and the harvest will be great in the end...

28Jan 28 January, 2020. Tuesday of Week 3

The quality of his disciples does not depend on rank or position, talents or financial resources, but on being devoted to the will of God...

27Jan 27 January, 2020. Monday of Week 3

Christian unity does not come from dominance over other churches, but from a rediscovery and celebration of what binds us together...

26Jan Presider’s Page for 26 January (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

The people that walked in darkness has seen a great light: Jesus, the light of the world, walks among us, preaching a message of repentance. We gather to listen to him, to share the bread of life and to prepare to go out and build up his kingdom.

26Jan 26 January, 2020. 3rd Sunday, Year A

He had taken to drink and lost his way, and was now homeless. It was a shock to Leonardo, and a prod to conversion for the man who modeled as Judas...

25Jan 25 January, 2020. The Conversion of St Paul, apostle (Feast)

In a moment of miraculous insight, Saul came to know that the Jesus who had been crucified was alive in some new way, that he now lived in another reality.

24Jan Many Years On – Lest we ever forget

75 years ago, on 27 January 1945, the Soviet Red Army arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The world was soon to learn the full extent of the true horror of Nazi Fascism.
Chris McDonnell, writing in the Catholic Times, remembers: "All too easily we play with words to justify events, tell stories where truth is the casualty leading only to a greater misfortune. Maybe we should pause awhile as the month-end days arrive to ask a question and seek forgiveness."

24Jan 24 January, 2020. Friday of Week 2

These twelve were to be his regular companions, following him each day, noting all that he did and said. Then he sent them out to preach and to heal, actively sharing in his own mission...

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