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Fr John’s Reflection 19th Sunday of the Year

19th Sunday of Ordinary Time – 13th August For fear of repeating myself, we live in a world besieged by noise and opinion. We live in a climate in which we are swamped by a tsunami of media which seeks to grab our attention and focus our interest. Whether it is the daily diet of news, social […]

Fr John’s Reflection The Feast of the Transfiguration

Feast of the Transfiguration – 6th August How we listen to another indicates the way we will live our lives. The Transfiguration puts the same words before us that we hear at the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist: “This is my beloved son, listen to him”. This is not just about hearing what he […]

Fr John’s Reflection 17th Sunday of the Year

17th Sunday of the Year – 30th July There is often a subtle distinction between choosing what is right and wrong and what is good and evil. The first deals with observable acts which can be seen to be right or wrong according to a moral code or enacted law. The second deals with the unseen motivation […]

Fr John’s Reflection 16th Sunday of the Year

16th Sunday of the year – 23rd July “Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes with inexpressible groaning.. And the one who searches hearts knows what the intention of the Spirit is, because he intercedes for the […]

Fr John’s Reflection 15th Sunday of the Year

15th Sunday of the Year – 16th July How many homilies can you remember years after they are spoken? In a world deluged by words what takes hold of our hearts and engages us with life? The Gospel of the good seed scattered in the ground reminds us of how liberal and generous God is with the reminder […]