Entries by Hans Ede

Fr John’s Reflection – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th October Becoming pastors not managers  Pope Francis in speaking to priests reminded them that they were called to be pastors not managers of the parishes in which they lived. The difference that he was pointing to was that in one case we focus on managing people and resources entrusted […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th September Making peace with ourselves  There can be times when a person or an event can cause deep resentment to stir within us. This may be disproportionate to the situation but it can well up in us like acid or a volcanic eruption waiting to burst forth. It is […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 6th September Where two or three are gathered  One of the strengths of our Christian faith is that when we are gathered even in the smallest numbers Christ is present in our midst. Yet it is the purpose of our gathering which is to love God and love our neighbour. […]

Fr John’s Reflection – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th August On whose terms?  The Gospel of this weekend reflects how just as Peter recognised who Jesus was, he wanted to dictate how his ministry should unfold. We can notice this in our own prayer where we try to set the agenda and then assess how God matches up […]