31Dec 31 Dec. 2017. (Sunday.) The Holy Family

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1st Reading: Genesis 15:1-6; 21:1-3

Abraham and Sarah are given a child as a reward for their faith

After these things the word …

25Dec 25 December 2017. (A). Midnight Mass of the Nativity of Our Lord

1st Reading. Isaiah 9:1-7

God promises a saviour to rescue his people from darkness and bring them to peace and security

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep …

17Dec 17 December 2017. 3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday has this joyful Advent message: “Rejoice always .. give thanks .. hold fast to what is good.”


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 1st Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2,

10Dec 10 December 2017. 2nd Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist prepares the way. When Jesus arrives, John disappears gracefully from the scene.

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1st Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11

God is coming

03Dec 03 December 2017. 1st Sunday of Advent


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1st Reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 64:1-8

The prophet laments his people’s sins but trusts in God’s mercy

For you are our father,
though Abraham …

26Nov 26 Nov 2017. Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

26 Nov 2017. Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

19Nov 19 Nov 2017. 33rd Sunday in OT

19 Nov 2017. 33rd Sunday in OT

12Nov 12 November 2017. 32nd Sunday in Ord Time

Saint Josaphat

Christian Optimism: Everyone suffers sometime from bereavement, and some losses are especially hard to bear. But if we hope in the resurrection we need not grieve like others who have no hope. The quiet optimism shining through the

05Nov 05 November 2017. 31st Sunday in OT

05 November 2017. 31st Sunday

29Oct 29 October. 30th Sunday in OT

Saint Colman, bishop

To love our neighbour as God does, prejudices of race, religion and colour have to go. The Torah urges fairness towards others as a principle deeper than specific laws. Jesus shows a life of utterly unselfish loving, …




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