31Oct Sunday October 31, 2021. Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."

30Oct Saturday, October 30, 2021. Week 30 in Ordinary Time


For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."

29Oct Friday, October 29, 2021. Week 30 in Ordinary Time


Just then, in front of him, there was a man who had dropsy. And Jesus asked the lawyers and Pharisees, "Is it lawful to cure people on the Sabbath, or not?" But they were silent. So Jesus took him and healed him, and sent him away.

28Oct Thursday, October 28, 2021. Ss Simon and Jude, Apostles


And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles.

27Oct Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Week 30 in Ordinary Time


Jesus went through one town and village after another, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, "Lord, will only a few be saved?" He said to them, "Strive to enter through the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.

26Oct Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Week 30 in Ordinary Time


Jesus said, "What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

25Oct Monday, October 25, 2021. Week 30 in Ordinary Time


Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. Just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment."

24Oct Presider’s Page for Mission Sunday, 24 October (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

This year’s Mission Sunday theme suggests that "We cannot remain silent". Those were the brave words of St Peter and St John in the Acts of the Apostles, when even in the face of persecution, they insisted: "We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard" (Acts 4:20). We pray to have their courage in our country, today.
In this Sunday's Mass, we come to God, who gives the blind new sight.

24Oct Sunday October 24, 2021. Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, "What do you want me to do for you?" The blind man said to him, "My teacher, let me see again." Jesus said to him, "Go; your faith has made you well."

23Oct Vatican decree clarifies role of Bishops’ conferences in liturgical translations

Vatican News reports:

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has published a decree implementing Pope Francis’ motu proprio “Magnum principium,” concerning the respective competencies of the Congregation and the episcopal conferences with regard to the … Read the rest