Daily Reflections

Thursday September 21st: Mercy, not Sacrifice.

If we are to emulate Jesus, we also, need to show mercy/love to others. Matthew 9:9-13 We often sacrifice people in mockery, name-calling, sarcasm, backbiting, jealousy, […]

Wednesday September 20th: Don’t kill the messenger!

“We played the pipes for you, and you wouldn’t dance; we sang dirges, and you wouldn’t cry.” Luke 7:31-35 Today’s Gospel makes reference to John the […]

Tuesday September 19th: Hosting God

“God has visited his people.” Luke 7:11-17 In today’s Gospel the people witnessed the compassion of Jesus.  He felt sorry for this widow who has lost […]

Monday September 18th: Eat the lemons whole

“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” Luke 7:1-10 For […]

Sunday September 17th: No Limit to Forgiveness

“Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me?” Matthew 18:21-35 Offering forgiveness is a daily struggle. If we have a desire to […]

Saturday September 16th: Obedience

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:43-49 In His concluding words of the Sermon on the Plain, […]

Friday September 15th: Our Lady of Sorrows

Mary understands our sorrows and empathizes with our struggles. Luke 2: 33 – 35 Today we honour Mary under the title of Our Lady of Sorrows. […]

Thursday September 14th: Lift Jesus higher

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross “…even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.” John 3:13-17 Today’s reading, and feast day, direct us to […]

Wednesday September 13th: Dependence on Grace

‘Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied.” Luke […]

Tuesday September 12th: Prayer a priority

“…he departed to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God.” Luke 6:12-19 Just before undertaking the important task of selecting […]

Monday September 11th: The Withered Hand

Totally open to Jesus Luke 6:6-11 The man with the withered hand could have felt sorry for himself. Instead, he opened himself to be used by […]

Sunday September 10th: Forgiveness – Doorway to another life

Once open, a new journey begins towards the light, peace and communion. Matthew 18:15-20 Ay! Woe is me, shut-in by fear and doubt, unwilling to forgive […]

Saturday September 9th: First Things First

‘The son of Man is master of the sabbath.’ Luke 6: 1-5 To be successful in life, among other things, we must have our priorities right. […]

Friday September 8th: The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Her life embodies obedience, humility, and surrender to God’s will. Matthew 1: 1 – 16. 18 – 23 Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the […]

Thursday September 7th: What’s in my net?

‘…they left everything and followed him.’ Luke 5: 1-11 Raised in a fishing village, we would call what Simon Peter and the other fishermen experienced that […]

Wednesday September 6th: Press on soldier.

Launch the appropriate counterattack: prayer, fasting and staying in the presence of the Divine Will. Luke 4: 38-44 On our mission to preach the gospel by […]

Tuesday, September 5th: The Power of God’s Word

“No big set a talk” as we would say in Trinidad. Luke 4: 31 – 37 “Be quiet and come out of him.” That is all […]

Monday September 4th: Forwarding alternative solutions

“No prophet is accepted in his hometown.” Luke 4:16-30 A few years ago, an organization with which I am still associated, brought consultants from the USA […]

Sunday September 3rd: The Divine Plan

‘You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.” Matthew 16:21-27 Jesus’s revelation is met with Peter’s well-intentioned but misguided response, reflecting the […]

Saturday September 2nd: Why are we here?

Come and join in your master’s happiness Matthew 25:14 – 30 Sometimes I feel like Jim Carrey in The Truman Show on some cosmic TV show […]

Friday September 1st: Ready and waiting

Everyone must be personally prepared so that no one is caught unaware. Matthew 25: 1 – 13 Jesus says that the kingdom of heaven is likened […]

Thursday August 31st: A Call for Vigilance

“So, stay awake, because you do not know the day when your master is coming.” Matthew 24: 42-51 Recently there have been so many violent home […]

Wednesday August 30th: Practice what you preach

…” you hypocrites, you are like whitewashed tombs” … Matthew 23:27-32 “Hypocrites!” Hear Jesus’ voice. Certainly not in the ‘gentle Jesus, meek and mild’ tone. He […]

Tuesday August 29th: The Martyrdom of St John the Baptist.

John the Baptist was miraculously born to an old couple. Mark 6: 17 – 29. Did John’s parents expect their son to be innocently killed? How […]

Monday August 28th: Alas for me!

Search me, Oh God. Matthew 23:13-22 I couldn’t help but chuckle as I imagined Jesus telling off the Scribes and Pharisees and they getting more and […]

Sunday August 27th: God reveals Himself

“God, reveal yourself to me… today?” Matthew 16:13-20 Jesus reveals God as the source of happiness and purpose. “Who do you say I am,” is the […]

Saturday August 26th: Jesus, Our Foundation

Call no man father, teacher, rabbi… Mathew 23:1-12 How many times have we heard someone say, “I left the Church or Parish because of this priest”. […]

Friday August 25th: Delving deep

Being challenged is a good thing since it helps us to clarify and deepen our convictions. Matthew 22: 34 – 40 The Pharisees wanted to disconcert […]

Thursday August 24th: Come and See

We have many ‘Nazareth’ communities here. John 1:45-51 Our Archdiocese over the past few years has been emphasizing making disciples: people on mission, called to learn, […]

Wednesday August 23rd: All equal

“Why should you be envious because I chose to be generous?” Matthew 20:1-16 There is a tendency to gauge our worth by what we do, measuring […]

Tuesday August 22nd: Beneficiaries of Divine Providence

“Everyone…will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life.” Matthew 19:23-30 Confession: I often fantasize about winning the lotto. I imagine all the […]

Monday August 21st: Be Perfect: Love Perfectly

Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell your possessions, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure […]

Sunday August 20th: Standing as a witness of Jesus

“Woman, you have great faith. Let your wish be granted.” Matthew 15:21-28 The Canaanite woman recognized Jesus as the Son of David, the greatest healer and […]

Saturday August 19th: Serving Children in Jesus’ name

” Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Matthew […]

Friday August 18th: Sacrificial love

Marriage is meant to reflect the sacrificial love between Christ and His Church. Matthew 19: 3–12 Even though the Law of Moses allowed it, it is […]

Thursday August 17th: Mercy and Forgiveness

This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” Matthew 18:21-19:1 Today’s Gospel is […]

Wednesday August 16th: A Prayer that Binds and Looses

“Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 18: 15 – 20 […]

Tuesday August 15th: Letting Go

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin “…. The Almighty has done great things for me” Luke 1:39-56 Mary is our model of what it means to […]

Monday August 14th: No big deal

“…you will find a shekel, take it and give it to them for me and for yourself.” Matthew 17:22-27 In today’s Gospel passage Jesus sends Peter […]

Sunday August 13th: Come to me over the water

Peter was better off to have dared to walk on water and had the opportunity to cry out ‘Lord, save me!’ Matthew 14:22-33 When crossing a […]

Saturday August 12th: Moving mountains

“If you have faith as a mustard seed” …. Matthew 17:14-20 To have faith to move mountains is to believe in the power of The Holy […]

Friday August 11th: The cost of discipleship

The cross represents Jesus’ surrender to the Father, on behalf of humanity. Matthew 16: 24 – 28 Every disciple who takes up their cross and follow […]

Thursday August 10th: A Grain of Wheat

“…unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies…” John 12: 24-26 If a grain of wheat remains stagnant, then it remains just that […]

Wednesday August 9th: Great Faith

He will grant our wishes Matthew 15:21-28 The woman in today’s Gospel pleaded with Jesus for a certain cause. He answered her not a word. The […]

Tuesday August 8th: Recognizing Jesus

‘Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid.’ Matthew 14: 22-36 It happens often in our lives that we are hit by storms. It may be […]

Monday August 7th: The Breaking of the Bread

‘And breaking the loaves he handed them to his disciples, who gave them to the crowds.’ Matthew 14: 13-21 Besides the resurrection, the feeding of five […]

Sunday August 6th: The Transfiguration

“And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguration serves as a […]

Saturday August 5th: Fatima’s call to penance and sacrifice

“There are many opportunities each day to do penance and sacrifice by offering our daily struggles and tribulations.” Mathew 14:1-12 John, the lone voice in the […]

Friday August 4th: Familiarity breeds contempt

“He worked no miracles there because of their lack of faith.” Matthew 13: 54-58 Jesus’ ministry took Him back to His hometown. There He amazed the […]

Thursday, August 3rd: A Sobering Gospel

…” the angels will appear and separate the wicked from the upright to throw them into the blazing furnace.” Mathew 13: 47-52 This is a very […]

Wednesday August 2nd: Good and bad coexists

‘Where then did the weeds come from?’ Matthew 13:44-46 The farmer knew he had planted good seeds. He was very mindful that both the good seeds […]

Tuesday August 1st: The good seed

The good seed is the subjects of the kingdom Matthew 13: 36 – 43 During the pandemic, I tried to pick up home gardening. At the […]

Monday July 31st: Mustard Seed Beginnings

“The kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field.” Matthew 13:31-35 It matters not how small, how […]

Sunday July 30th: The Gift of a Priceless Treasure

‘The kingdom of heaven is like … a treasure …a pearl of great value…a net full of every kind of fish” Matthew 13: 44-52 When we […]

Saturday July 29th: If only…

Sts. Martha, Mary and Lazarus “Lord, if you had been there” John 11: 19 -27 Martha good, eh? You could be so? Look how long them […]

Friday July 28th: Which soil am I?

The seed is packed with potential for growth, life and fruit. Matthew 13: 18 – 23 As we listen to and reflect on the parable of […]

Thursday July 27th: Heaven will not be served on a silver platter.

The more we empty ourselves, the more we are infused with wisdom, understanding and the desire for everlasting life. Matthew 13:10-17 What is it the disciples […]

Wednesday July 26th: Family matters

Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne “Blessed are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear.” Matthew 13: 16-17 As a child I noted […]

Tuesday July 25th: Servant leadership

Saint James, Apostle She said to him, ‘Promise that these two sons of mine may sit one at your right hand and the other at your […]

Monday July 24th: Blessed be The Listening Ear

The word has power, yet we demand signs. Matthew 12:38-42 “Seeing is believing” is one of society’s favourite mantras. In the spiritual life though, when did […]

Sunday July 23rd: The yeast of the righteous

“Let them both grow till the harvest.” Matthew 13:24-43 The righteous will shine like the sun. They will shine like the sun in the kingdom of […]

Saturday July 22nd: Be determined to find Jesus!

“They have taken my Lord away … and I don’t know where they have put him.” John 20: 1-2. 11-18 Today we turn to the example […]

Friday July 21st: God Provides and Cares

The Sabbath holds a special promise of divine providence. Matthew 12: 1 – 8 The confrontation between Jesus and the Pharisees over his disciples picking and […]

Thursday July 20th: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden.”

“You don’t have to be a star to be in my show.” Matthew 11:28-30 These words of Jesus remind me of the song ‘You don’t have […]

Wednesday July 19th: Thank You Jesus

Thank you, Jesus, for introducing me to The Father and teaching me how to pray to Him. Mathew 11: 25-27 Thank you, Jesus, for introducing me […]

Tuesday July 18th: Ungratefulness worse than obeah

“For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day.” Matthew 11: 20 -24 Wow! […]

Monday July 17th: What does your cross look like?

“Anyone who does not take his cross and follow in my footsteps is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:34- 11:1 What does your cross look like? […]

Sunday July 16th: A Sower went out to sow

“But some seeds fell on rich soil, whoever has ears ought to hear.” Matthew 13:1-23 Our world has an awe-inspiring magnificence of its own. God, our […]

Saturday July: 15th Do not be afraid

“…Why, every hair on your head has been counted.” Matthew 10:24-33 Fear is a crippling emotion. It comes from those dark places in our make up […]

Friday July 14th: Sheep Among Wolves

“Do not worry about how to speak…the spirit of your Father will be speaking in you.” Matthew 10: 16 – 23 Jesus sent the disciples out […]

Thursday July 13th: Freely you have received, freely give

Jesus wanted his disciples and us to share the blessings of the kingdom without expecting to be compensated. Matthew 10 7-15 Matthew Kelly, renown author, wrote […]

Wednesday July 12th: Empowered for Mission

Go and preach the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 10 1-7 Can you remember being called by name and sent on a mission with […]

Tuesday July 11th: Jesus Heals a Mute Demoniac

The harvest is rich, but the labourers are few; so ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers to His harvest. Matthew 9: 32-38 […]

Monday July 10th: Bother Jesus

“Your Faith has restored you.” Matthew 9: 18-26 Jesus was speaking, when one of the officials came to Jesus to ask that Jesus bring his daughter […]

Sunday July 9th: All will be Revealed

We who are chosen for this revelation deeply appreciate the way our lives unfold. Matthew 11:25-30 All we know of God has been revealed to us. […]

Saturday July 8th: Adapting to Change

’No one puts a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak.’ Matthew 9:14-17 The world keeps on changing and we must adapt to that change. […]

Friday July 7th: A new future

“It is not the healthy who need the doctor but the sick.” Matthew 9: 9 – 13 Today’s gospel is about the call of Matthew the […]

Thursday July 6th: Divine Forgiveness and its Healing Power

‘… For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and walk?’ Matthew 9: 1 – 8 The man in […]

Wednesday July 5th: Held hostage in darkness

“And this is the judgement, the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.” […]

Tuesday July 4th: Questions and Answers

I pray I remember these answers. Matthew 8: 23 – 27 Each time I read a Gospel passage I have questions and answers; sometimes there are […]

Monday July 3rd: We have seen the Lord

“My Lord and My God” John 20:24-29 In today’s Gospel we have recorded, the experience with Thomas and his interaction with Jesus. In the first instance […]

Sunday July 2nd: A higher order

, 2023 Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 10:37-42 ‘Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter […]

Saturday July 1st: In or Out

The subjects of the kingdom will be turned out into the dark Matthew 8: 5 – 17 This reminds me of persons that worked hard to […]

Friday June 30th: Healing Available Here!

Whatever keeps us apart from others, we can bring it to Jesus who is always ready to heal and restore. Matthew 8: 1 – 4 The […]

Thursday June 29th: Yuh Promise?

Sts. Peter and Paul “Who do you say I am?” Matthew 16: 13-19 I have been through a lot. Too much sometimes for me to have […]

Wednesday June 28th: Beware!

“By their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15-20 Wolves are inherently dangerous predators. If you recognize them from afar you will turn tail and run. […]

Tuesday June 27th: “God’s way or the highway”

‘Enter by the narrow gate, since the road that leads to destruction is wide and spacious, and many take it; but it is a narrow gate […]

Monday June 26th: Judge gently

Never noticed the plank in my own. Matthew 7:1-5 How often have I observed the splinter in my brother’s eye and never notice the plank in […]

Sunday June 25th: More Value Than Sparrows

He takes care of the birds and the trees; how much more is He looking out for you day and night; full moon or flood. Matthew […]

Saturday June 24th: Discover Your Divine Purpose

“You will set the whole world on fire.” Luke 1:57-66, 80 “What will this child turn out to be?” This was the question asked by everyone […]

Friday June 23rd: Spiritual Treasures

“For where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6: 19 – 23 Jesus agrees that disciples must store up treasures. A treasure […]

Thursday June 22nd: Prayer Graces!

“… your Father knows what you need before you ask him!” Matthew 6: 7-15 Today’s gospel is interesting, since it’s not possible to start a conversation […]

Wednesday June 21st: Where God Resides

“Jesus teaches us another way, the way of righteousness/piety.” Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18  Many years ago, I worked in a community and together we came up with […]

Tuesday June 20th: Make a Choice

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5 :43-48 June is usually examination time. Today we are faced with a multiple-choice question […]

Monday June 19th: Allowing God to Do His Will

“If anyone requires you to go one mile, go two miles with him?” Matthew 5: 38 – 42 We often talk about doing God’s will. Our […]

Sunday June 18th: You receive without charge, give without charge

“And as you go, proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” Matthew 9:36-10:8 Jesus summoned and inducted his followers into mission even though […]

Saturday June 17th: The Immaculate Heart of Mary

~A Soul consecrated to Mary is never lost.” ~ St. Louis Marie de Montfort. Luke 2:41-51 Along life’s journey there are times when we ignore the […]

Friday June 16th: Healthy Heart Habits

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is in our hearts that we decide to love or hate, hold malice or not, embrace or reject. […]

Thursday 15th June: Forgiveness

“… leave your offering there before the altar, go and be reconciled with your brother or sister first, and then come back an Matthew 5: 20-26 […]

Wednesday June 14th: Each One,Teach One

“…but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven” Matthew 5:17-19 According to Wikipedia, the phrase “each one, teach […]

Tuesday June 13th: Powerful Witness

“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13-16 After giving the beatitudes, at the start of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus goes on to […]

Saturday June 10th: Excess or All

This is what Jesus wants from us – not outward show but real commitment to what he calls us to, in humility and love. Mark 12:38-44 […]

Friday June 9th: The Messiah’s Identity

Unless we have a personal relationship with Him, we are left with just public opinions. Mark 12: 35 – 37 Today’s passage discusses the Messiah’s identity. […]

Thursday June 8th: The Ultimate Sacrifice

‘Anyone who eats this bread will live forever.’  John 6: 51-58 In today’s gospel, Jesus gives us the greatest mystery in Christendom. He gives us his […]

Wednesday June 7th: God of the Living

‘…how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?’ Mark 12: 18-27 The Sadducees assumed […]

Tuesday June 6th: Keeping the Sabbath

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s; remember to keep holy the Sabbath Mark 12: 13-17 How do we keep the […]

Sunday June 4th: The true definition of love

“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might will not perish but might have eternal […]

Saturday June 3rd: Appreciating Jesus’ authority

“We don’t know.” Mark 11:27-33 In today’s passage we see another confrontation between the Jewish leaders and Jesus. Of course, Jesus will once more demonstrate His […]

Friday June 2nd: Lessons in Discipleship

True discipleship is based neither on appearances nor getting ahead at other people’s expense. Mark 11: 11 – 26 Jesus cursing the fig tree and cleansing […]

Thursday June 1st: Courage!

And many of them scolded him and told him to keep quiet Mark 10: 46 – 52 So much is lost in the English translation of […]

Wednesday May 31st: Mary, the Evangelizer

Feast of the Visitation “My soul proclaims the greatness of God.” Luke 1:39-56 Blessed and highly favored indeed she was, yet she did not bask in […]

Tuesday May 30th: It’s not an easy road

 “We have left everything and followed you.” Mark 10:28-31   … It’s not an easy road And many see the glamor and the glitter so them […]

Monday May 29th: Support

“Jesus said to his mother, ‘Woman this is your son.’ Then to the disciple he said, ‘This is your mother.’ John 19:25-34 It is a touching […]

Sunday May 28th: It only takes a spark

“…the door was closed in the room where the disciples were for fear of the Jews.” John 20:19-30 ‘Like sand sifting through the hourglass, so are […]

Saturday May 27th: Mind your…mission

“What does it matter to you? Follow me.” John 21:20-25 You ever find yourself wondering what is the spiritual standing of another person in the eyes […]

Friday May 26th: Second Chances

We all need to stand with dignity again after we have fallen. John 21: 15 – 19 Jesus showed himself to his disciples and after they […]

Thursday May 25th: Oneness with God – A Unifying Spirit

If we are to be true witnesses for Christ, then it must be displayed in our own lives John 17:20-26 Today Jesus prays for that unifying […]

Wednesday May 24th: Secure in His love

The watchful eye of the Son of God is a demonstration of the extent of his care and concern. John 17:11-19 In today’s Gospel the verses […]

Tuesday May 23rd: Gifts of Prayer and Eternal Life

“Eternal life…is a gift partly given now.” John 17:1-11 It always warms my heart when I learn that someone is praying for me, or has offered […]

Monday May 22nd: The Holy Spirit Courage!

“But take courage; I have conquered the world!” John 16: 29-33 “In the world you face persecution.” These can be very daunting words as we struggle […]

Sunday May 21st: Make Disciples of all the Nations

Ascension of our Lord “I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.” Matthew 28:16-20 Through our baptism we became missionaries for God, and […]

Saturday May 20th: A Liberating Question: How Can We Help?

“If you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.”  John 16:23-28 I recall the story of Servol. In his […]

Friday May 19th: Jesus, Our Hope and Joy

Even amid deep sorrow, there is hope for a brighter future. John 16: 20 – 23 Jesus says to the disciples, “You will be sorrowful, but […]

Thursday May 18th: Always Good News

The words of Sacred Scripture stir something in our hearts. (Jn 16:16-20) John 16: 16-20 “You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.” […]

Wednesday May 17th: Jesus is the way, the truth and the life

“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” John 16: 12-15 In today’s Gospel passage we see Jesus talking […]

Tuesday May 16th: Has grief filled your heart?

Rest assured, it is amid our deepest grief, that the Advocate will be sent to us. John 16: 5-11 Grief is real and can be a […]

Monday May 15th: Be Guided

.”… anyone who kills you will think he is doing a holy service to God.” John 15:26-16:4 Jesus knew his opposition against the religious authorities would […]

Sunday May 14th: I am in You

“On that day you will know that I am in my Father and you in me and I in you.” John 14:15-21 I cudda swear that […]

Saturday May 13th: With whom do I identify?

‘If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own’ John 15:18-21 When I read this verse of scripture the first thing that […]

Friday May 12th: A higher calling

“Love one another just as I have loved you.” John 15: 12 – 17 Leviticus 19: 18 already gave a command to “Love one’s neighbour as […]

Thursday May 11th: Deep and Lasting Joy

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you…I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your […]

Wednesday May 10th: Jesus, the true vine

“I am the vine, you are the branches.” John 15:1-8 By declaring that He is the Vine and we are the branches, Jesus establishes that He […]

Tuesday May 9th: Jesus, the Prophet

…They will see for themselves the revelation of the truth…. John 14:27-31 Jesus, as Prophet, says to His disciples ‘I have told you this now before […]

Monday May 8th: Pass it on

‘Anybody who loves me will be loved by my Father.’  John 14: 21-26 In today’s gospel, Jesus stresses on the importance of love. He says that […]

Sunday May 7th: “Do Not Let You Hearts Be Troubled”

None of us, can expect a trouble-free life, but Jesus invites us to trust in Him… John 14: 1-12 This Gospel passage is one of my […]

Saturday May 6th: Recognising the Him in Him

‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me?’ John 14:7-14 In today’s Gospel, Jesus reveals the depth of […]

Friday May 5th: A friend and much more

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me.” John 14: 1 – 6 Jesus tells the disciples to trust him […]

Thursday May 4th: Surely not I, Lord!

“The sin you refuse to forsake is your thirty pieces of silver.” John 13: 16-20 He who has shared my bread has turned against Me. I […]

Wednesday May 3rd: In the Name of Jesus

What is Jesus telling me? John 14: 6 – 14 This Gospel always makes me feel like Super-Woman. I then realize that I am not Super-Woman. […]

Tuesday May 2nd: Who is Jesus?

The Father and I are one John 10; 22-30 It is interesting that where today’s gospel passage is being preached is the “Porch of Judgment.” From […]

Monday May 1st: Fully human and fully divine

“Where did this man get such wisdom?” Matthew 13: 54 – 58 After reading and hearing this passage so many times over the years, this is […]

Sunday April 30th: Life to the full

The verse, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” brings both hope and consolation. John 10:1-10 Years ago, almost every child […]

Saturday April 29th: Soul Food

“After this, many of his disciples went away and accompanied him no more.” John 6:60-69 They left in droves then, as so many do now, walking […]

Friday April 28th: A life-giving offer

The Jews were arguing among themselves and saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus was offering them a thing which the […]

Wednesday April 27th: God so loved…..

Truth, goodness, and beauty are made perfect in the love of Christ. John 3: 16-21 God gives us the freedom to choose whom and what we […]

Tuesday April 25th: Live and Proclaim the Good News

“We can do small things with great love.” Mark 16:15-20 I sometimes wonder about those signs Jesus said would accompany believers in today’s Gospel. Not the […]

Monday April 24th: “Seeking out” Jesus

When they found him on the other side of the lake, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here”? John 6: 22-29 Today’s Gospel […]

Sunday April 23rd: On the road

Walk with me Oh My God. Luke 24: 13-35 Let your words burn into my heart and transform my darkest night into the brightest day. If […]

Saturday April 22nd: “It is I; do not be afraid.”

It has to be the church, … who will bring the Word, Jesus, to calm the storm through justice, peace and right living. John 6:16-21 “Debe […]

Friday April 21st: Meeting needs

“Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were sitting there; he then did the same with the fish, distributing as […]

Thursday April 20th: Available Options

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life but must endure God’s wrath.” John 3:31-36 The idea that […]

Wednesday April 19th: Jesus came to save the world, not condemn it

“Whoever lives the truth comes to the light” John 3:16-21 Many times, we are afraid of using our gifts and talents, especially in the Church, because […]

Tuesday April 18th: The Wind

“The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it […]

Monday April 17th: Born Again

“How can a man be born when he is old?” John 3:1-8 At age 14 I began attending the Catholic Church and I became the most […]

Sunday April 16th: Peace be with you

 “Jesus came and stood among them. He said to them, “Peace be with you.” John 20:19-31 Deep inside of me I was rebellious towards people and […]

Saturday April 15th: Living in hope

“… Go out to the whole world; and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:9-15 The apostles had witnessed the betrayal, beatings, torture, and the […]

Friday April 14th: Renewing the call

This catch was the reminder that he called them from fishing for fish to fishing for souls. John 21:1-14 It would seem as though the disciples […]

Thursday April 13th: Mind-Opening Faith

“Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures”. Luke 24:35-48 I cannot begin to imagine how traumatic and confusing it might have been […]

Wednesday April 12th: Faith, not fear

“And it happened that as they were talking together and discussing it. Jesus himself came up and walked by their side.” Luke 24: 13-35The crucifixion of […]

Tuesday April 11th: Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene

Jesus said to her, “Mary!”  She turned and said to Him, in Hebrew. “Rabbouni!” (Which means Teacher). John 20: 11-18 It must have been her absolute […]

Monday April 10th: Choosing Awe and Joy

Jesus will meet us on the way…. Matthew 28:8-15 All the soldiers witnessed the rolling away of the stone and were shaken by this experience. We […]

Sunday April 9th: Come running with Peter

Easter Sunday “Till this moment they had still not understood the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.” John 20:1-9 ‘Peter, wait! Peter, wait! They […]

Saturday April 8th: Filled with awe and great joy

Gloria Saturday ‘He has risen from the dead…’ Matthew 28: 1-10 Today’s gospel tells of one of the most intriguing events in the life of Jesus. […]

Friday April 7th: This garden: A place of healing and restoration

Good Friday Jesus’ obedience in the garden is a reversal of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. John 18: 1 – […]

Thursday April 6th: Lord, I am not worthy

Holy Thursday “ Jesus’ hour had come to pass from this world to the Father, having loved those who were His in this world, loved them […]

Wednesday April 5th: Salvifici Doloris

Rejection of Jesus’ salvific sacrifice – True betrayal Mathew 26:14-25 Jesus knew that all but John would run away, and that Peter will deny Him shortly. […]

Tuesday April 4th: Living with Judas

It is very difficult for me to be like Jesus John 13: 21 – 33; 36 – 38 It is very difficult for me to be […]

Monday April 3rd: It can never be enough to honour Jesus

“Leave her alone” John 12:1-11 In today’s Gospel we once more meet Mary, Martha and Lazarus. This time they are at dinner to honour Jesus. Once […]

Sunday April 2nd: Ever at His Side

She knew her son’s death was not the end; there was a greater purpose to his suffering. Matthew 27: 11-54 From the very beginning, Mary knew […]

Saturday April 1st: Discernment

He did not speak in his own person; it was as high priest he made this prophecy John 11: 45 – 56 I was touched by […]

Friday March 31st: Public Witness

Stand proudly and declare it even if it incurs disapproval from some. John 10: 31 – 42 The Jews fetched stones to stone Jesus because they […]

Thursday March 30th: Seek to Understand the Great I AM

“Whoever keeps my word will never see death.” John 8:51-59 “Who are you claiming to be?” they asked Him. “Are you greater than our father Abraham?” […]

Wednesday March 29th: No longer slaves

“If the Son sets you free you will indeed be free!” John 8: 31-42 This forty-day journey shall not leave us in shackles, Walking singly or […]

Tuesday March 28th: Believing in Christ: The Path to Eternal Life

“When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he…” John 8: 21-30 Amidst Jesus’ realization of the Pharisees’ […]

Monday March 27th: Where are we looking today?

Whey he day? Ah cyant fine he, at all Luke 2: 41 -51 In Luke’s gospel Jesus is taken twice to Jerusalem to fulfill the Laws […]

Sunday March 26th: Let joy live again

“I am the Resurrection. Anyone who believes in me even if that person dies, will live.” John 11:1-45 There’s a joy in my heart. Deep down-in-my-heart, […]

Saturday March 25th: Delight in another’s good news

The Annunciation of the Lord “Rejoice, so highly favoured!” Luke 1:26-38 My deceased uncle, Faustin, bought lottery tickets weekly and encouraged me to do the same. […]

Friday March 24th: Restricted access

Is Jesus free to walk freely across our entire lives or are there places he must not visit, or see? John 7:1-2. 10. 25-30 In today’s […]

Thursday March 23rd: Eternal life is a person

“You search the scriptures because you think that in them you will find eternal life” John 5: 31-47 Here, Jesus is in a discussion with the […]

Wednesday March 22nd: The Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing

We are called to work together with our gifts as the Father and Son work in harmony. John 5:17-30 I remember, once in my career, the […]

Tuesday March 21st: Compassion

“Going against the establishment is not an easy road” John 5:1-16 Going against the establishment is not an easy road. Yet for some it is absolutely […]

Monday March 20th: Tune in to God

St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin “The Lord said to him in a dream” … Matthew 1:16,18-21,24 Today we celebrate St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary. […]

Sunday March 19th: The blind man went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight restored

“He was born blind so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” John 9:1-41 In the spiritual world, we all possess blurred vision […]

Saturday March 18th: When People Annoy Us

Be Merciful to Me, Lord Luke 18:9-14 If we contemplate truthfully, we will admit that there is a Pharisee in each of us. People will often […]

Friday March 17th: Love of God and neighbour

Experience teaches us that loving God and neighbour requires commitment and effort, which we must make despite any challenges. Mark 12: 28 – 34 The question […]

Thursday March 16th: Rejecting the messenger

People can become so blinded by personal bias against another that even the good they do is suspect. Luke 11: 14-23 Jesus was right in objecting […]

Wednesday March 15th: Staying Committed

“Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law and Prophets. I have come … to complete them.” Matthew 5:17-19 Here Jesus celebrates the […]

Tuesday March 14th: Keeping Count

“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Matthew 18:21-35 From this question posed by […]

Monday March 13th: Trusting the message

“Upon hearing these things, (they) were filled with anger.” Luke 4:24-30 This Gospel passage teaches us that it is difficult for us to let go of […]

Sunday March 12th: Woman of Samaria, Woman everywhere

“No one who drinks the water I shall give will ever be thirsty again” … John 4:5-42 Dear Master, we thank you for that deep encounter […]

Saturday March 11th: The Story of the Forgiving Father

“…this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.”,  Luke 16: 1-3; 11-32 The parable of the […]

Friday March 10th: Real stewardship

We are all tasked with contributing to the care of the vineyard. Matthew 21: 33-34. 45-46 The passage can be considered a condensed version of the […]

Thursday March 9th: …Even if

Come to your senses and realise the truth Luke16: 19-31 The rich man comes to his senses and realises the truth of the teachings he has […]

Wednesday March 8th: Servant of the people

‘The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.’ Matthew 20: 17-28 In today’s gospel Jesus tells his apostles that in his life […]

Tuesday March 7th: Greatness is Seen in Love

‘ They do all their deeds to be seen by others…’ Matthew 23 1-12 Hypocrisy and misuse of authority seem to be prevalent within a lot […]

Monday March 6th: Love covers a multitude of sins

“ …the standard use will be the standard used for you.” Luke 6: 36-38 At first glance this reading appears to be a ‘tit for tat’, […]

Sunday March 5th: The Power and Presence of God

“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Matthew 17:1-9 The Transfiguretion of Jesus is a powerful and significant event […]

Saturday March 4th: Striving for perfection

Pray for those who persecute you Matthew 5: 43 – 48 What I am trying to do for Lent is to follow the teachings of this […]

Friday March 3rd: Deepening virtue

Virtue is maintaining a high standard of behaviour in both public behaviour and hidden thoughts and feelings. Matthew 5: 20–26 Today Jesus challenges disciples to go […]

Thursday March 2nd: Seek, knock and ask

“For everyone who asks receives” Matthew 7:7-12 This is a very familiar Bible passage. Verse 12, ‘Do to others what you would have them do to […]

Wednesday March 1st: A generation of doubting Thomases

This is a wicked generation, it is asking for a sign Luke 11: 29 – 32 Today’s gospel reminds me of when my daughter knowingly does […]

Tuesday February 28th: The Ultimate Prayer – Don’t rattle it; pray and live it!

Sincerity of our prayers matters Matthew 6:7-15 Shouting and swearing erupted from the mixed group as we deliberated on the topic assigned.  “Let us pray”, I […]

Monday February 27th: No Mamaguy!

 “And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans” Matthew 6: 7-15 You know a Trini could real bamboozle yuh with words, right? One […]

Sunday February 26th: Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness

We shape the future with our choices. Matthew 4:1-11 Each day I feel a tinge of wretchedness in my soul. Sometimes near desolation. I am aware […]

Saturday February 25th: On leading others…

I hear Jesus’ response and must strive to examine my own attitude. Luke 5:27-32 Like Levi, many have answered the call. To leave everything to follow […]

Friday February 24th: Lenten Fast

By giving up something important or valued, we demonstrate sorrow for sins and a desire to turn away from them Matthew 9: 14 – 15 The […]

Thursday February 23rd: Lose our lives for His sake

“Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it.” Luke 9:22-25 Are our lives lost? Though we can easily approach this question with a negative […]

Wednesday February 22nd: Conversion in our relationship with God, self and others

Ash Wednesday “Your Father who sees in secret will reward you.”                                                                                        Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 We live in a culture that promotes public recognition for donations, […]

Tuesday February 21st: We must decrease so that Christ will increase in us

“If anyone wants to be first, he must make himself last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:30-37 The world’s view of success and happiness […]

Monday February 20th: Take Pity, Lord

“Let’s get honest with Jesus for our deliverance.” Mark 9: 14-29 We can only be liberated from the bondage caused by sin through a deep encounter […]

Sunday February 19th: God does not withhold his love

“For he causes his sun to rise on bad as well as good, and his rain to fall on honest as well as dishonest men alike.” […]

Saturday February 18th: In His Footsteps

On this journey we are invited to embrace the path of Jesus. Mark 9:2-13 We are invited, as Jesus took His inner circle up the mountain, […]

Friday February 17th: Taking up one’s cross

Self-renunciation and taking up one’s cross are not options; they are indispensable core elements of Christianity. Mark 8: 34 – 9: 1 The Lord is asking […]

Thursday February 16th: Destiny

“Get behind me Satan! Because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.” Mark 8:27-33 Who is really in charge of our destiny? Peter, […]

Wednesday February 15th: How Community Facilitates Healing

“He was cured and he could see everything plainly and distinctly.” Mark 8:22-26 In today’s Gospel from Mark we have another familiar and beautiful story of […]

Tuesday February 14th: What’s working in the background?

“Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” Mark 8:14-21 When added to flour and other ingredients, a little bit of yeast can yield […]

Monday February 13th: Faith in action

He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.” Mark 8:11-13 […]

Sunday February 12th: The Fulfilment of the Law

“Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them.” Matthew 5:17-37 […]

Saturday February 11th: Spiritual Nourishment

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes “If I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way – and some of them […]

Friday February 10th: To God no one is forgotten or ignored

“ He does all things well; He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak.“ Mark 7: 31 – 37 Jesus travelled outside of Galilee where […]

Thursday February 9th: The Outsider

Be Humble. Persist. Mark 7:24-30 This Gospel passage says Jesus ‘could not pass unrecognised’ – even by a pagan woman.   His works, His person, His reputation […]

Wednesday February 8th: If anyone has ears, let him listen to this

“Nothing that goes into a man can make him unclean.” Mark 7:14-23 In today’s gospel Jesus gives us a fundamental teaching, and as always, his teachings […]

Tuesday February 7th: Following Him vs Following Tradition

‘Isaiah prophesied rightly about you hypocrites …’ Mark 7 1-13 Our beautiful islands Trinidad and Tobago are full of depth, culture, and people of many races. […]

Monday February 6th: Prepare for the great crossing over

“When they had crossed over they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there” Mark 6:53-56 When death comes close to home, it propels me more than before […]

Sunday February 5th: Living with purpose

“You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus’ words to his disciples are a call to action. […]

Saturday February 4th: Rest a while

Jesus must have been a psychologist! Mark 6: 30 – 34 So listen to Jesus and rest a while Today we hear from mental health professionals […]

Friday February 3rd: Jesus – A cause for joy and hope

“King Herod heard about Jesus since by now his name was well-known.” Mark 6: 14 – 29 Although this Herod did not become perturbed as his […]

Thursday February 2nd: A light of revelation for all peoples

My eyes have seen thy salvation Luke 2:22-40 Happy feast day to the Presentation Brothers! When we consider the Presentation of the Lord in the temple […]

Wednesday February 1st: Brokenness

God writes straight with crooked lines Mark 6: 1 – 6 Beginning “The Bible in a Year” podcast, Fr. Mike Schmidt loves to say “God writes […]

Tuesday January 31st: Just a touch

“Jesus continued to look all around to see who had touched him.” Mark 5: 21-43 In her time, custom decreed that she live a life of […]

Monday January 30th: Who is the strongest of them all? The Liberator

Jesus’ power is made present in quiet. Mark 5:1-20 This passage continues Mark’s stress on Jesus as the powerful one; however, Jesus does not speak until […]

Sunday January 29th: Be blessed!

When we raise our hands toward heaven, He reaches down and touches us. Matthew 5: 1-12 One of Matthew’s most uplifting passages also invites us to […]

Saturday January 28th: Asleep? Do you still have no faith?

“Stand brave near Him who never sleeps and hold tight to His right hand that leads.” Mark 4:35-41 In recent times, we and our world’s reality […]

Friday January 27th: Mustard seed beginnings

Our daily living is filled with small gestures which, over time, count for a lot. Mark 4: 26 – 34 Jesus gives two parables about the […]

Thursday January 26th: Let your light shine!

“ For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing secret except it be brought to light.” Mark 4: 21-25 “Everything in de dark […]

Wednesday January 25th: As people of faith

The Conversion of St Paul How well do we follow our assignment? Mark 16:15-18 Wow! Is the opening prayer in today’s Liturgy touching you? “…We who […]

Tuesday January 24th: Be doers.

“Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’’ Mark 3:31-35 We must never stop talking about Jesus. His […]

Monday January 23rd: A house divided

People who take a stand for justice, integrity, anti-corruption…are often deemed troublemakers Mark 3:22-30 Many years ago, a simple farmer from Dominica, practicing organic/biological methods of […]

Sunday January 22nd: Called to serve

“The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light.” Matthew 4:12-23 We are lonely by birth, only pilgrims here in this Caribbean space. Born […]

Saturday January 21st? You mad or what?

“He went home again, and once more such a crowd collected they could not even have a meal.” Mark 3: 20-21 Jesus was on a roll, […]

Friday January 20th: Thanks Mountaintop experiences

We must all have a ‘mountain’ to go to when we have serious or life-decisions to make. Mark 3: 13 – 19 The mountain always had […]

Thursday January 19th: We are all in need of healing

“All who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.” Mark 3:7-12 In today’s Gospel people came to Jesus from everywhere because of the healing miracles, […]

Wednesday January 18th: Do Good Anyway

Lord, remove all faultfinding, and let it begin with me. Mark 3:1-6 Have you ever felt like you could do a million things right and yet […]

Tuesday January 17th: People first

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. Mark 2: 23-28 The interpretation of laws has always been problematic yet laws are necessary […]

Monday January 16th: Embracing possibilities

No! New wine into fresh wineskins! Mark 2:18-22 Jesus tells his listeners when new wine is put into old, rigid and brittle wineskins the result will […]

Sunday January 15th: Authentic, Reliable Witness

“…I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.” John 1:29-34 John 1:29-34 Isn’t it wonderful when someone can bear positive, truthful witness […]

Saturday January 14th: Building Community

“They asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ Mark 2: 13-17 Wow! If ever we needed a Scripture passage to support […]

Friday January 13th: Sin cripples

“My child, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2: 1 – 12 When they brought the paralytic to him, why did Jesus ignore the obvious and address […]

Thursday January 12th: Go to him anyway

“Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” Mark 1:40-45 The leper knew very well […]

Wednesday January 11th: True Availability

God’s Will and Purpose Mark 1:29-39 This passage reflects a lovely movement. After a lot of work and busyness, Jesus ‘got up’ – this is the […]

Tuesday January 10th: Jesus as Model

“And His teaching made a deep impression on them because … he taught them with authority.” Mark 1: 21-28 When we are called to proclaim the […]

Monday January 9th: True humility

‘This is my Son, the Beloved.’ Matthew 3:13-17 This gospel is a perfect example of humility. Here we have two people who show us how true […]

Sunday January 8th: Feel the pulse-beat

“And you Bethlehem in the land of Judah.” Matthew 2:1-12 And you Bethlehem in the land of Judah. And you Bethlehem, here, in all the lands […]

Saturday January 7th: The Miracle Cycle Begins with an Empty Glass

‘They have no wine.’ John 2:1-11 In today’s word the illustration Mother Mary extends is worth reflecting upon. A problem arises and she goes to her […]

Friday January 6th: Glimpses of the Christ

“You are my Son, the Beloved; my favor rests on you.” Mark 1: 6 – 11 The Christmastide gospel passages give us different glimpses of who […]

Thursday January 5th: Jesus calls…

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts!” John 1: 43-51 Who can enter Your sanctuary O Lord? The man with a clean heart […]

Wednesday January 4th: The Goodness of God

I have experienced the goodness of God, time and time again. John 1 :35-42 I so admire Andrew. He was able to follow Jesus right away […]

Tuesday January 3rd: This is the Son of God

“Behold the Lamb of God.” John 1:29-34 The interaction between John the Baptist and Jesus was indeed very deep, way beyond the blood relationship. When Mary […]

Monday January 2nd: Be like John

Make a straight way for the Lord John 1: 19 – 28 OMG, January 2nd. Another year has passed in a flash. I am reading today’s […]

Sunday January 1st: The depths of sorrow and heights of joy

‘But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart’ Luke 2: 16-21 New mothers treasure everything about their new babies. One can only […]

Saturday December 31st: Out with the old

Divinity has clothed Himself in humanity so that all of humanity can share in His divinity! John 1:1-18 As we come to the end of the […]

Friday December 30: The Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph God is always ready to guide and inspire every family. Matthew 2: 13-15 Being a family is […]

Thursday December 29th: Behold the Promise

“For my eyes have seen the salvation which you have displayed for all people to see.” Luke 2:22-35 We have much to learn from Simeon who […]

Tuesday December 28th: The Holy Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents “It Is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted”….. Matthew 2:13-18 The Gospel tells us that God spoke to […]

Tuesday December 27th: Faithful discipleship

Like John, our goal is to remain close to Jesus John 20: 1 – 8. The Church celebrates the feast of St. John, apostle and evangelist […]

Monday December 26th: Do not worry

Feast of St Stephen It is reassuring that we have the Spirit of our Father right at our side. Matthew 10:17-22  Can you recall an occasion […]

Sunday December 25th: Always to Shine

The Nativity of the Lord “An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them.” Luke 2:1-14 Time and […]

Saturday  December 24th: God’s plans for John

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!” Luke 1: 67 – 79 Today we turn to the ‘Prayer of Zechariah’, commonly called the Benedictus. Though […]

Friday December 23rd: Divine Intervention

We must not be closed to the hope that God will do great things in our lives. Luke 1: 57-66 When Elizabeth’s time had come her neighbours […]

Thursday December 22nd: Building Communities of Inclusivity and Dialogue

 “He has… lifted up the lowly; filled the hungry with good things”… Luke 1: 46 Certainly, this is a prayer of synodality! Mary, experiencing the love […]

Wednesday December 21st: Jesus always propels us into action

Mary got up at once and went to Elizabeth. Luke 1:39 – 45 Today’s Gospel is truly a Gospel of faith, faith with action. Prayer without […]

Tuesday December 20th: Living in the Lord

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord”… Luke 1:26-38 Today’s Gospel passage is very close to my heart because it contains the motto I chose many years […]

Monday December 19th: When God Mutes Us.

“For the Grace, wisdom and discernment to build in silence.” Luke 1: 5-25 Have you ever felt the not-so-gentle nudging of the Lord asking you to […]

Sunday December 18th: Quiet quitting

“Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife…” Matthew 1:18-24 ‘Quiet quitting’ is a new post-pandemic term which means ‘moving ourselves off the […]

Saturday December 17th: A genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham

All are within the mercy and love of God. Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 1: 1-17 The beginning of Matthew’s Gospel focuses in detail on the ancestry […]

Friday December 16th: Unmasking

What mask or false self do we need to shed in order to live our true vocation? John 5:33 -36 John the Baptist is one of […]

Thursday December 15th: Being a Messenger-Leader

“Look I am going to send my messenger in front of you to prepare your way before you”. Luke 7:24-30 Like John the Baptist, all great leaders are not afraid to […]

Wednesday December 14th: Living in joyful hope

“…Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Luke 7:19-23 Two thousand years later and we are still asking the […]

Tuesday December 13th: A Man Had Two Sons 

So very often we understand religious responsibility as  law, reinforced by punishment. Matthew 21: 28 – 32 In today’s Gospel passage, by choosing to use sons […]

Monday December 12th: The Lord will fulfill his promises

 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1: 39-47 “All my life you have been faithful, all […]

Sunday December 11th: Go light the world

Stand up and testify; and, like John the Baptist, be willing to pay the price. Matthew 11: 2 – 11 You have received the gift of […]

Saturday December 10th: Joining the Dots

Let’s ask Him ‘Why?‘ Matthew 17:10-13 The question the disciples ‘put to’ Jesus was to clarify something that others were saying – that Elijah had not […]

Friday December 9th: Closed Minds

We must have the humility to listen and the openness to change in order to embrace the Messiah and his Kingdom. Matthew 11: 16 – 19 […]

Thursday December 8th: A call to serve

‘The angel Gabriel was sent by God’  Luke 1: 26-38 In this well-known scripture passage heralding the birth of Jesus we see Mary receiving a message […]

Wednesday December 7th: Rest

‘For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”’ Matthew 11:28-30 In the Gospel today we are given the simplest of invitations. Jesus says to […]

Tuesday December 6th: We matter

The Father is not willing that we should perish! Mathew 18:12-14 O what great joy and consolation to know we have such a persistent and protective […]

Monday December 5th: Jesus is our friend

Jesus called the man friend Luke 5: 17-26 Jesus forgave the man his sins. The Pharisees and teachers of the law heard this and were horrified! You […]

Sunday December 4th: The moment of ‘conversion’ or ‘metanoia’, a change of heart and mind.

‘Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.’ Matthew 3:1-12 The essential message of John the Baptist is “Repentance”.  Jesus also started his ministry with these […]

Saturday December 3rd: Go, proclaim this message

“Freely you have received; freely give” Matthew 9:35-10:1, 6-8 Today’s Gospel focuses on Jesus choosing and sending His disciples out with specific authority and instructions: to […]

Friday December 2nd: A vision of hope

“Do you believe I can do this?” They said, “Lord, we do.” Matthew 9: 27 – 31 Advent is a season of hope. The gospel passage […]

Thursday December 1st: Strong foundation

Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven Matthew 7: 21, 24 – 27 I love watching home renovation shows […]

Wednesday November 30th: Call and Response

Feast of St Andrew, Apostle. “And at once, leaving their nets they followed him.” Matthew 4:18-22 Sometimes knots deep down in the belly, and bones turning […]

Tuesday November 29th: Trust like a child

‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to […]

Monday November 28th: Astounding Faith

“…just give the word and my servant will be cured.” “…I tell you solemnly, nowhere in Israel have I found faith like this.’’ Matthew 8:5-11 “Where […]

Sunday November 27th: A requirement of kingdom people

Be ready, for you do not know the hour Matthew 24: 37 – 44 Which one of you will give your son a stone if he […]

Saturday  November 26th: Watch yourselves!

Prayer is the weapon. Luke 21:34-36 The words: “Stay awake” jump out at me every time. I know I must focus on Christ and thoughts of […]

Friday November 25th: Hang on to the Word

“ Sky and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Luke 21: 29 – 33 Jesus says his words are not like […]

Thursday November 24th: We can be hopeful

“Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads …” Luke 21:20-28 Initially, today’s passage seems to be one associated with […]

Wednesday November 23rd: By your endurance you will gain your souls

‘He got up, each of the three times he fell under the weight of the cross ‘…  Luke 21: 12 – 19 Nelson Mandela was imprisoned […]

Tuesday November 22nd: A Time of Grace and Mercy

 “And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for this is something that must happen first, but the end will not come […]

Monday November 21st: Sacrifice grows charity

“She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” Luke 21:1-4 Today’s Gospel is forming us in the way of charitable living.  Charity is one of […]

Sunday November 20th: The burden of leadership

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe There is a “cross” which must be borne…. Luke 23:35-43 “I did not sign up for this!” she […]

Saturday November 19th: Whose spouse Am I?

“The bliss of spending Eternity with our Eternal Spouse” Luke 20: 27-40 Marriage is an important sacrament. That is why it’s no surprise that it is […]

Friday November 18th: A Sacred Space

Our parish churches should not become a mere filling station where we go occasionally. Luke 19: 45 – 48 Jesus entered the Temple and drove out the merchants […]

Thursday November 17th: God cares!

“As he drew near and came in sight of the city he shed tears over it.” ,Luke 19:41-44 Do you remember when our parents and teachers […]

Wednesday November 16th: Opportunities

“I tell you, to everyone who has will be given more…” Luke 19:11-28 In this parable Jesus posits two ways of dealing with opportunities. Firstly, we […]

Tuesday November 15th: Short sight, not height

“He kept trying to see who Jesus was but he was too short.” Luke 19: 1-10 There was Jesus right in his presence yet Zacchaus was […]

Monday November 14th: The possibilities of Faith

*Your faith has made you well.” Luke 18: 35 – 43 As Jesus approaches Jerusalem, he focuses his teaching on faith. Earlier he told the disciples […]

Sunday November 13th: Not one stone will be left upon another

“All these things you  are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be […]

Saturday November 12th: Persistent Prayer

 “ I will see that she gets justice”… Luke 18:1-8 One day a new priest came to my Parish.  I was excited to meet him and  […]

Friday November 11th: Be prepared

“It will be the same when the day comes for the Son of man to be revealed.” Luke 17: 26 – 37 As Jesus neared Jerusalem […]

Thursday November 10th: It is Within Me

Until the end of time! Luke 17:20-25 As human beings, we deal in tangibles – when, where, what, how. In this Gospel passage, the Pharisees ask […]

Wednesday November 9th: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

“Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” John 2: 13-22 When Jesus angrily chased the money-changers out of the temple, it was because they were […]

Tuesday November 8th: Humility

‘We are merely servants; we have done no more than our duty Luke 17: 7-10 Today Jesus presents us with a parable that instructs us on […]

Monday November 7th: Be aware of your Attitudes and Actions

‘…you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive.’ Luke 17:1-6 In today’s passage, Jesus is saying to His disciples what it […]

Sunday November 6th: Children of God

“… to which of them will she be the wife?’ Luke 20:27-38 Our reading presents us with the Sadducees posing a hypothetical case to Jesus. It […]

Saturday November 5th: Shades of grey

Welcome Christ and deny entrance to all others, when you possess Christ you are amply rich and He will satisfy you- Imitation of Christ Luke 16:9-15 […]

Friday November 4th: A wake up call

“Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do?” Luke 16: 1 – 8 How many times we have heard this […]

Thursday November 3rd: God welcomes sinners

I am in awe of God’s love and mercy.. Luke 15: 1 – 10 I love these two parables. I feel comforted by them. The image […]

Wednesday November 2nd: Our final destination is eternal life

‘I will raise him up on the last day” John 6: 37-40 Today the Church celebrates the feast of All Souls. This feast commemorates all the […]

Tuesday November 1st: Why Celebrate All Saints’ Day

Find inspiration in their stories. Matthew 5: 1 – 12 It is a beautiful thing to go back to the beginning to truly understand why we […]

Monday October 31st: I scratch your back….

“When you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.” Luke 14: 12-14 Prepare a Sunday meal and invite to your home […]

Saturday October 29th: Humble Yourself

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 Luke 14:1,7-11 “My girls, my girls here […]

Friday October 28th: Never alone

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude. Through St Jude God demonstrates His love and concern for everyone, especially those experiencing the most difficulties. Luke 6: 12 […]

Thursday October 27th: The Master has you covered!

“How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! Luke 13:31-35 O that hymn, […]

Wednesday October 26th: The narrow door

“Are you saved?” Luke 13:22-30 I often wonder what prompted the question if there would only be a few saved. Jesus doesn’t answer directly but very […]

Tuesday October 25th: Become blessings for others.

“It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.” Luke 13:19 Luke 13:18-21 I recently stayed at a little guest […]

Monday October 24th: “…You are set free from your ailment.”

In the process of serving and being served healing takes place. Luke 13: 10 – 17 Many years ago, a group of friends started a community […]

Sunday October 23rd: I lay my burden down in prayer

“Lord be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18: 9 – 14 With a heavy heart I turn to the corner of the yard.  And in […]

Friday October 21st: Wisdom at work

“How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?” Luke 12: 54 – 59 Profound wisdom often comes from simple teachings; for example, […]

Thursday October 20th: The power of the most high comes through Jesus Christ.

‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!’ Luke 12:49-53 Today’s Gospel may be confusing to many. […]

Wednesday October 19th: On being tidy

“How do I keep my house?” Luke 12:39-48 The more I feel drawn to do big things for God’s kingdom, it is the more that the […]

Tuesday October 18th: Unconditional love

“The harvest is rich, and the labourers are few.” Luke 10: 1-09 “It is not so much what we do but how we do it that […]

Monday October 17th: Avarice

“A person’s life is not made secure by what he or she owns.” Luke 12:13-21 In this parable on avarice the rich man thought that by […]

Sunday October 16th: Passion and Persistence

“I must give this widow her just rights since she keeps pestering me.” Luke 18:1-8 This weekend’s reading of the widow and the unjust judge reminds […]

Saturday October 15th: Not my words but Yours, O Lord!

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say” Luke 12:8-12 What an awesome promise which we may have overlooked time […]

Friday October 14th: Proclaim from the housetops

Whatever disciples derive from study, reflection, prayer and contemplation they are to eventually shout it loudly for the world to hear.  Luke 12: 1 – 7 […]

Thursday October 13th: Persecution of Contemporary Prophets

“Therefore, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute’” Luke 11:47-54 In today’s […]

Wednesday October 12th: Do as I say not as I do

“You pay no attention to judgment and to love for God” Luke 11: 43-46 My father was a champion pepper eater. He used to cut a […]

Tuesday October 11th: An Invite to Jesus

Change me from the inside Luke 11:37-41 What a lovely gesture! The Pharisee invited Jesus home to dine with him. Jesus must have needed that respite […]

Monday October 10th: The sign of Jonah

“…something greater than Jonah is here!” Lk.11:32 Luke 11: 29-32 Unbelief and unrepented sin are big barriers to healing of mind, body, soul and spirit.  This […]