Gospel Meditation

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (A)

Valley moments By Jemma Redman On this final Sunday of Lent, Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week, there is much to reflect upon. Today’s gospel […]

5th Sunday of Lent (A)

Back to life By Jemma Redman This Sunday’s gospel is a demonstration of God’s almighty power in full view of His disciples, friends, and the family […]

4th Sunday of Lent (A)

Sight restored By Jemma Redman   Today, as we continue to journey through Lent, we are given this great opportunity, to repent, to reflect, to renew, […]

3rd Sunday of Lent (A)

Thirst no more By Jemma Redman In this Sunday’s gospel (Jn 4:5–42) Jesus is talking to the Samaritan woman, with whom the Jews did not fraternise. […]

2nd Sunday of Lent (A)

Listen to Him… MATTHEW 17:1–9 By Jemma Redman This is such a powerful Scripture for all of us, who wish to experience great and marvellous things […]

The Solemnity of the Nativity (A)

Christmas – share in the beauty of God By Abbot John Pereira OSB JOHN 1:1–18   “Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received […]

4th Sunday of Advent (A)

Be Joseph-persons By Abbot John Pereira OSB MATT 1:18–23 “This is how Jesus Christ came to be born.” (Mt 1:18) Next Sunday, we celebrate the birth […]

3rd Sunday of Advent (A)

All is not lost! By Abbot John Pereira OSB MATT 11:2–11 “John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing…” (Mt 11:2) Even in his […]

2nd Sunday of Advent (A)

In due course By Abbot John Pereira OSB MATT 3:1–12 “In due course John the Baptist appeared …” (Mt 3:1) Matthew is not concerned about biographical […]

1st Sunday of Advent (A)

Advent comes first By Rev Ian Bourne MATT 24:37–44 We celebrate today, the First Sunday of Advent, the beginning of  the Church’s new liturgical year and […]

Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (C)

Second chances and eternal life By Rev Nigel Thomas LUKE 23:35–43 “‘Indeed, I promise you,’ he replied, ‘today you will be with me in paradise.’” The […]

33rd Sunday in OT (C)

Make the right choice By Rev Joachim Hernandez LUKE 21:5–19 Next Sunday (November 20) is Christ the King, the last Sunday of the liturgical year. As […]

31st Sunday in OT (C)

A ‘Son’ view on salvation By Celia Regis LUKE 19:1–10 Zacchaeus, this ‘short man’, defies all restrictions and dispels perceptions of inadequacy of height and worthiness […]

30th Sunday in OT (C)

A parable for not just ‘some people’ By Celia Regis, LUKE 18:9–14 St Luke’s narration of Jesus’ teaching “some people” in this gospel excerpt, could easily […]

29th Sunday in OT (C)

Women (and men) of purpose and persistence By Celia Regis LUKE 18:1–8 This woman! Immediately upon reading this gospel passage, I recall a seminary Bible professor’s […]

28th Sunday in OT (C)

Breaking borders, affirming faith By Celia Regis LUKE 17:11–19 We’re travelling with Jesus along the borderlands between Samaria and Galilee on our way to fulfilment of […]

27th Sunday in OT (C)

The wisdom of faith By Celia Regis LUKE 17:5–10 Keeping our eyes of the heart on the Source through whom we aspire toward perfection, we’re invited […]

21st Sunday in OT (C)

Through the narrow gate… By Niobe Rodrigues LUKE 13:22–30 “Sir, will there be only a few saved?” A manager once mentioned to me, “You hardly ever […]

20th Sunday in OT (C)

Setting the earth on fire By Niobe Rodrigues LUKE 12:49–53 “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were blazing […]

19th Sunday in OT (C)

Do your part By Niobe Rodrigues LUKE 12:32–48 “Lord, is this parable meant for us, or for everyone?” How do we do our work? Many people […]

18th Sunday in OT (C)

Possessed by possessions By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba LUKE 12:13–21 In today’s gospel, Jesus’ warning against avarice of any kind is a call to mindfulness and repentance. The […]

17th Sunday in OT (C)

Hallowed be Thy name By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba LUKE 11:1–13 Last Sunday’s gospel emphasised the mystical prayer of the contemplative, as Mary sat at Jesus’ feet listening […]

16th Sunday in OT (C)

Make time for the ‘better part’ By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba LUKE 10:38–42 The story of Martha and Mary in Luke’s gospel is often cited in speaking of […]

15th Sunday in OT (C)

Go deeper By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba LUKE 10:25–37 This Sunday’s parable of the Good Samaritan is an invitation to humbly acknowledge that we carry the qualities of […]

14th Sunday in OT (C)

Distraction attraction By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba Luke 10:1–12, 17–20 In sending out the 72 to heal the sick and proclaim the Kingdom of God, Jesus instructs and […]

13th Sunday in OT (C)

Be resolute for the journey, Luke 9: 51-62 By Alvin Peters Our lives are not meant to be lived passively. We were not created to sleepwalk […]

12th Sunday in OT (C)

Following the crowd By Alvin Peters LUKE 9:18–24 For many people, it is fun to be in a crowd. In a fete, during a sporting match, […]

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity (C)

Handling the truth By Alvin Peters JOHN 16:12-15 How many of you remember this classic scene from the movie, A Few Good Men? A military defence […]

Pentecost (C)

Advocates in the world By Alvin Peters JOHN 14:15–16, 23–26 This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the beginning of the Church. For more than two millennia, the […]

The Ascension of the Lord (C)

Ascension leads to anticipation… By Anne Marie Richardson LUKE 24:46–53 Forty days have passed since we celebrated that glorious redeeming event of the Resurrection of Our […]

6th Sunday of Easter (C)

Everlasting peace on the way By Anne Marie Richardson JOHN 14:23–29 “To be forewarned is to be forearmed.” That old saying came to mind when I […]

5th Sunday of Easter (C)

Aspiring to a love well-lived By Anne Marie Richardson JOHN 13:31–35 John 13 starts, “Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come […]

4th Sunday of Easter (C)

The Supreme Good Shepherd By Anne Marie Richardson JOHN 10:27–30 Today, the Church celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday, and the secular world celebrates Mother’s Day. As we […]

3rd Sunday of Easter (C)

We serve a forgiving God..JOHN 21:1–19 By Anne Marie Richardson There is no ‘one season’ for the mercy of Jesus – He always was, He always […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (C)

A fool for Christ? By Bernadette Phillips. LUKE 22:14 – 23:56 I remember attending a retreat many years ago, while I was an undergrad at The […]

5th Sunday of Lent (C)

Forgiven! By Bernadette Phillips JOHN 8:1–11 This Sunday’s gospel follows that of the story of the Prodigal Son which we read last week. It would seem […]

4th Sunday of Lent (C)

God’s incredible love By Augustine Kintu Seminarian, Archdiocese of Port of Spain LUKE 15:1–3, 11–32 The Parable of the Prodigal Son or of the “merciful father”, […]

3rd Sunday of Lent (C)

A call to repentance By Mathias Mulumba Seminarian, Archdioceseof Port of Spain LUKE 13:1–9 International evangelist Luis Palau once said, “It is bad when you fail […]

2nd Sunday of Lent (C)

Learning from our transformative experiences By Maurice White Seminarian, Archdiocese of Port of Spain LUKE 9:28–36 A few months before I started my vocation journey, I […]

1st Sunday of Lent (C)

Standing on the Solid Rock By Boniface Mutuku Kavita, third year seminarian LUKE 4:1–13 If you standing on the solid rock and you know the power […]

8th Sunday in OT (C)

Parables for the head and heart. LUKE 6:39–45 By Dawn Comissiong We listen closely to Jesus’ parables in His sermon on the level stretch of ground, […]

7th Sunday in OT (C)

The secret to the Kingdom By Dawn Comissiong, LUKE 6:27–38 “I say this to you who are listening…”  We can almost hear Jesus’ ringing voice as […]

6th Sunday in OT (C)

His words… on the level By Dawn Comissiong LUKE 6:17, 20–26 What a sermon Jesus preached there on a level stretch of ground in the foothills […]

5th Sunday in OT (C)

Don’t be afraid to ‘put out into the deep’ By Dawn Comissiong LUKE 5:1–11 Today’s gospel reading stirs our imagination. Simon Peter, tired after a whole […]

4th Sunday in OT (C)

Accepting the messenger..LUKE 4:21–30 By Rosemarie Siewnarine “I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.” (Lk 4:24) Today, our liturgy again […]

3rd Sunday in OT (C)

How Jesus fulfils the text today By Rosemarie Siewnarine LUKE 1:1-4; 4:14–21 Today’s gospel combines two separate passages taken from the Gospel of Luke. Jesus went […]

2nd Sunday in OT (C)

The promise of ‘new wine’ for the world JOHN 2:1–11 By Rosemarie Siewnarine “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you’.” (Jn 2:5) […]

Feast of the Holy Family

“When they were on their way home after the feast, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem without his parents knowing it” (Lk 2:43) “Boys will […]

4th Sunday of Advent (C)

Find You ‘Ein Karim’ LUKE 1:39–45 by Abbot John Pereira OSB “Mary set out and went as quickly as she could to a town in the […]

3rd Sunday of Advent (C)

Know who you are to find true joy LUKE 3:10–18 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were […]

2nd Sunday of Advent (C)

A message we need to hear, LUKE 3:1–6 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “… during the pontificate of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came […]

1st Sunday of Advent (C)

Come Lord, LUKE 21:25-28, 34-36 By Dr René Jerome Wihby This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent in the lectionary Cycle C. It is a […]

Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (B)

Where is your kingdom? JOHN 18:33–37 By Dr René Jerome Wihby This Sunday we celebrate the kingship of Jesus with the Solemnity of Christ the King, […]

33rd Sunday in OT (B)

Before He comes again…MARK 13:24–32 By Dr René Jerome Wihby As we approach the end of the Liturgical Year, the focus of the readings is on […]

32nd Sunday in OT (B)

All in the offering, MARK 12:38–44 By Dr René Jerome Wihby Today’s gospel begins with a warning from Jesus about the scribes. However, He is not […]

31st Sunday in OT (B)

With heart, soul, mind, and strength MARK 12:28–34, By the Archbishop’s Appeal October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and as we close the month, we […]

30th Sunday in OT (B)

MARK 10:46–52 In this week’s gospel, we hear the story of Bartimaeus. People would pass through Jericho on their way to Jerusalem for Passover. As Mark […]

29th Sunday in OT (B)

Leaders must serve. MARK 10:35–45 By the Archbishop’s Appeal Five key points come to the forefront of this gospel reading, with overlapping and intertwining. The gospel […]

28th Sunday in OT (B)

Longing for the ‘more’. MARK 10:17–30 By the Archbishop’s Appeal In Mark’s Gospel, we hear the story of the rich man. Immediately, he acknowledges that there […]

27th Sunday in OT (B)

A teaching on marriage and human dignity MARK 10:2–16 By the Archbishop’s Appeal This is one of the most read scripture passages during the celebration of […]

26th Sunday in OT (B)

All belong to Christ. MARK 9:38–43, 45, 47–48 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba At the beginning of today’s Gospel, Jesus calls into question our biases and notions of […]

25th Sunday in OT (B)

Check your Gratitude Position Service. MARK 9:30–37 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In this gospel, the disciples argue about which one is the greatest. There is comical irony […]

24th Sunday in OT (B)

A question we all must answer… MARK 8:27–35, By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba Greek Bishop and Church Father St Irenaeus noted, “The glory of God is the human […]

23rd Sunday in OT (B)

Be opened. MARK 7:31–37 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba This Sunday’s gospel reflection recalls a childhood memory of a favourite poem by Elizabeth Barett Browning. “Earth’s crammed with […]

22nd Sunday in OT (B)

Worship right, in spirit and truth MARK 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 By Juliana Valdez In today’s gospel, the Pharisees and Scribes, detractors of Jesus, are pointing out […]

21st Sunday in OT (B)

JOHN 6:60–69 By Juliana Valdez This reflection begins with the very last verse of today’s gospel where Jesus asks the twelve, “What about you, do you […]

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (B)

Mary said ‘yes’ – what about us? LUKE 1:39–56 By Juliana Valdez “Mary said yes to God our Father when there was work to do,  the […]

19th Sunday in OT (B)

Hear the teaching and learn from it. JOHN 6:41–51 By Juliana Valdez There is an old adage which reminds us that the only constant in life […]

18th Sunday in OT (B)

‘Bread’ for the journey JOHN 6:24–35, By Juliana Valdez Bread, a staple in our diet, is filling, nutritious and tasty. Over the years, many varieties have […]

17th Sunday in OT (B)

He will multiply your ‘loaves and fish’ JOHN 6:1–15 By Sandee and Hilary Bengochea We have fond memories of our original Marriage Encounter weekend in 1985. […]

16th Sunday in OT (B)

Find time to take a pause. MARK 6:30–34 By Sandee and Hilary Bengochea Today was busy and stressful. I had to make a trip into town […]

15th Sunday in OT (B)

Travel light. MARK 6:7–13 By Sandee and Hilary Bengochea Last year I travelled to London to be with my daughter and son-in-law for the birth of […]

14th Sunday in OT (B)

Familiarity breeds… MARK 6:1–6 By Sandee and Hilary Bengochea Hilary worked long hours when our children were infants and so when he came home at nights, […]

13th Sunday in OT (B)

Faith will save us. MARK 5:21–43 By Felix Edinborough In this week’s gospel, we see two distinct stories, one of Jairus, a synagogue official, and his […]

12th Sunday in OT (B)

Who can this be? MARK 4:26–34 By Felix Edinborough This week’s gospel reading starts off: “With the coming of evening…”. This is the time of day […]

11th Sunday in OT (B)

The harvest has come. MARK 4:26–34 By Felix Edinborough We have been in several stages of lockdown for over a year now and a number of […]

10th Sunday in OT (B)

MARK 3:20–35 By Felix Edinborough “Pope Francis is one of the most hated men in the world today. Those who hate him most are not atheists, […]

The Most Holy Trinity (B)

Jesus’ special instructions. MATTHEW 28:16–20 By June Renie Today we celebrate Trinity Sunday. Our gospel reading speaks of the disciple’s mission to the world. Here Matthew […]

Pentecost (B)

You will be my witnesses. JOHN 20:19-23 By June Renie This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. On the […]

The Ascension of the Lord (B)

Go out to the whole world. MARK 16:15–20 By June Renie “Go out to the whole world; proclaim the good news to all creation. He who […]

6th Sunday in Easter (B)

Love one another. JOHN 15:9–17 By June Renie In last weekend’s gospel (Jn 15:1–8) the risen Jesus began a discourse with His disciples wherein He encouraged […]

5th Sunday in Easter (B)

‘I am the true vine’ JOHN 15:1–8 By June Renie In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus speaks to His disciples in terms of vine imagery.  Vineyards are […]

4th Sunday in Easter (B)

Experiencing the ‘good shepherds’ in our life. JOHN 10: 11–18 By Sr Christina Araujo OP For the past few Sundays, we have been reflecting on the […]

3rd Sunday in Easter (B)

He’s alive and with us. JOHN 20:19–31 By Sr Christina Araujo OP “The disciples told their story of what had happened on the road and how […]

Divine Mercy (B)

‘Alleluia’ moments. JOHN 20:19–31 By Sr Christina Araujo OP In today’s gospel, it is the evening of that very first Easter Sunday and the disciples of […]

The Resurrection of the Lord (B)

A new day has dawned. JOHN 20:1–9 By Sr Christina Araujo OP “It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (B)

Truly, He was the Son of God. MARK 14:1–15:47 By Matthew Hall Throughout Mark’s gospel, the evangelist challenges the reader to ponder on the opening declaration, […]

5th Sunday of Lent (B)

A rich harvest for the Kingdom. JOHN: 12:20–30 By Leonard L Birmingham This gospel, which is full of the richness of Jesus’ revelation of His being […]

4th Sunday of Lent (B)

Gaze upon Him and believe. JOHN: 3:14–21 By Allan Julien In the Old Testament, Book of Numbers 21 we see the Israelites frustrated and impatient with […]

3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

Taking a stand. JOHN: 2:13–25 By Dr Peter Timothy Let us begin the reflection by focusing first on a few elements of the text before we […]

2nd Sunday of Lent (B)

Conversion must be our goal. MARK 9:2–10 By Pearl Alfred Jesus in the transfiguration manifested the glory of God. In the same way, He wants us […]

1st Sunday of Lent (B)

Live a life in Christ. MARK 1:12–15 By Pearl Alfred LENT for us Christians is a period of fasting, repentance, and reconciliation. One of the ‘seasons’ […]

6th Sunday in OT (B)

Be cured MARK 1:40–45 by Pearl Alfred Religious gestures are all becoming a thing of the past. Reverence for the sacred is lacking. The elderly will […]

5th Sunday in OT (B)

In need of God’s healing power. MARK 1:21–28 By Pearl Alfred In every book of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, there can be found a […]

4th Sunday in OT (B)

Teaching with authority, By Sr Delia Monrose SSM, Grenada Jesus “taught them with authority” and “his teaching made a deep impression on them”. In the gospel […]

3rd Sunday in OT (B): Sunday of the Word of God

A leap of faith. MARK 1:14–20 By Sr Cecile St Remy SSM, Grenada The prophet Isaiah proclaims; “The people that walked in darkness has seen a […]

2nd Sunday in OT (B)

What are you looking for in life? JOHN 1:35–42 By Sr Roxanne Neckles SSM, Grenada Today we celebrate the second Sunday in Ordinary Time. There is […]

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (B)

A new perspective is opened for us MARK 1:7-11 By Sr Gudrun Schellner SSM, Austria The Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (B)

Room for all in the family. LUKE 2:22–40 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “There was a prophetess also, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe […]

4th Sunday of Advent (B)

The where and with whom great things happen LUKE 1:26–38 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in […]

3rd Sunday of Advent (B)

Everybody is somebody JOHN 1:6–8,19-28 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “I baptise with water; but there stands among you – unknown to you – the one […]

2nd Sunday of Advent (B)

Those desert experiences. MARK 1:1–8 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “…Look, I am going to send my messenger before you; he will prepare your way. A […]

1st Sunday of Advent (B)

He’s coming – be on the lookout MARK 13:33–37   By Hilary Juan Bengochea Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will […]

Feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A)

Seeing Jesus in the ‘Vene’ Sunday Gospel: MATTHEW 25:31–46 By Natalia Thompson “For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you […]

33rd Sunday in OT (A)

Become a risk taker. MATTHEW 25:14–30 By Bernadette Salandy Today’s gospel, like last Sunday’s, is a long parable telling us what the Kingdom of Heaven is […]

32nd Sunday in OT (A)

MATTHEW 25:1–13 By Felix Edinborough Today’s gospel is one of the several that Jesus uses to give us an idea of the Kingdom of Heaven. In […]

Solemnity of All Saints

Live the ‘Be’ attitudes. MATTHEW 5:1–12 By Natalie Jacob Last week we celebrated the 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time and in that gospel reading from Matthew, […]

30th Sunday in OT (A)

Jesus’ powerful double-commandment By Fr Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm Earlier this year I was blessed to sit with a wonderful man who had recently regained his […]

29th Sunday in OT (A)

Render everything to God MATTHEW 22:15–21 By Fr Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm The past few Sundays focused on Jesus telling the religious leaders the truth: they […]

28th Sunday in OT (A)

By invite only. MATTHEW 22:1–14 By Fr Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm It may be helpful to place our minds in a time outside of the COVID-19 […]

27th Sunday in OT (A)

When the rent is due MATTHEW 21:33–43 By Fr Mikhail Woodruffe O Carm Picture this: someone who owns some property, ‘fixes up’ that property, rents it […]

26th Sunday in OT (A)

Actions speak louder than words MATTHEW 21:28–32 By Ottrisha Carter In today’s gospel, Jesus paints a very clear picture of the way our actions speak louder […]

25th Sunday in OT (A)

God’s generosity. MATTHEW 20:1–16 By Ottrisha Carter In today’s gospel, Jesus provides us with a vivid depiction of the generosity of our Heavenly Father. We are […]

24th Sunday in OT (A)

Forgiveness is a gift. MATTHEW 18:21–35 By Ottrisha Carter In today’s gospel, Jesus highlights the importance of forgiveness. Forgiveness is an essential aspect of discipleship with […]

23rd Sunday in OT (A)

Overcoming conflict with God’s grace – MATTHEW 18:15-20 By Ottrisha Carter In today’s gospel, Jesus provides us with a few ways in which we can tackle […]

22nd Sunday in OT (A)

Love changes hearts and minds –MATTHEW 16:21–27 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In today’s gospel, Jesus makes it clear to His disciples that He is to suffer and […]

21st Sunday in OT (A)

The inside job MATTHEW 15:21–28 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba The question Jesus puts to His disciples in today’s gospel is directed at you and me. “But you.  […]

20th Sunday in OT (A)

A challenge to mediocre faith MATTHEW 15:21–28 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In today’s gospel reading Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman challenges racism, xenophobia, and bigotry of […]

19th Sunday in OT (A)

Master of the Universe MATTHEW 14:22–33 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In today’s gospel, it is perhaps fitting for our meditation, to recognise Jesus as Master of the […]

18th Sunday in OT (A)

Self-forgetful abundant love MATTHEW 14:13–21 By Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In this weekend’s gospel, Jesus mirrors for us the self-forgetful abundant love contained in His two commandments to […]

17th Sunday in OT (A)

Give your all for the heavenly treasure MATTHEW 13:44–52 By Anne Marie Richardson Last week’s journey with Jesus through the parables began with a story of […]

16th Sunday in OT (A)

Doing our part until ‘harvest time’ By Anne Marie Richardson Jesus continues to teach the crowds and His disciples the truths of living in the Kingdom […]

15th Sunday in OT (A)

Which ‘seed’ are you? MATTHEW 13:1–23 By Anne Marie Richardson In the preceding chapter of Matthew’s Gospel those hostile Pharisees had tried to undermine Jesus’ claim […]

14th Sunday in OT (A)

Our burden bearer MATTHEW 11:25–30 By Anne Marie Richardson The eye of Jesus is always for “the little one”—the downtrodden, the simple, the meek and the […]

13th Sunday in OT (A)

Our missionary baton Mattthew: 10: 37–42 By Fr Donald Chambers Today’s gospel excerpts complete the section of Matthews’ testament (10:1–42) commonly referred to as ‘Jesus’ Mission […]

12th Sunday in OT (A)

Our daily mantra – ‘Be not afraid’ Matthew 10: 26–33 By Fr Donald Chambers In today’s gospel, Jesus assures and comforts the disciples with the words, […]

11th Sunday in OT (A)

A ‘gut-feeling’ God MATT 9:36–10:8 By Fr Donald Chambers While reflecting on this verse from Matthew’s gospel, I recall an incident in late 2019 when a […]

The Most Holy Trinity (A)

The Son was sent, and so are we By Fr Donald Chambers “For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten Son, whosoever […]

Pentecost (A)

Jesus came JOHN 20:19–23 By Jemma Redman This is the point of the entire gospel today and this wonderful celebration of the Church – Pentecost. John […]

The Ascension of the Lord (A)

All authority Matthew 28:16–20 By Jemma Redman Today’s gospel says it all. There are no ‘ifs’, ‘ands’ or ‘buts’—it is a statement of fact that “All […]

6th Sunday in Easter (A)

Welcome Holy Spirit. JOHN 14:15–21 by Jemma Redman ‘Welcome Holy Spirit, we are in your presence, fill us with your power, live inside of us. You’re […]

5th Sunday in Easter (A)

Get to know Him JOHN 14:1–12 by Jemma Redman I love this line in today’s gospel, which says “ ‘Have I been with you all this […]

4th Sunday in Easter (A)

I am the gate JOHN 10:1–10 by Jemma Redman Today’s mediation is so comforting. We are told repeatedly in the gospel reading that we have a […]

3rd Sunday in Easter (A)

On the road from hopelessness to Hope. LUKE 24:13–35 The third week of Easter meets us on the road to Emmaus, a road that brings us […]

Divine Mercy (A)

A journey of faith and mercy, JOHN 20:19–31 By Donnel andRosemarie Siewnarine The gospel for this second Sunday of Easter meets the disciples in the Upper […]

The Resurrection of the Lord (A)

Let us go to Galilee The gospel begins with the journey of the women to the tomb; they went to honour the body of their Lord. […]

5th Sunday in Lent (A)

Hearing Jesus’ call JOHN 11:1–45 By June Renie Today, the last Sunday in Lent, we encounter Jesus in Bethany, where He performed His last and greatest […]

4th Sunday in Lent (A)

I was blind and now I can see. JOHN 9:1–41 By June Renie Today’s gospel takes us to the Book of Signs. Signs are important. They […]

3rd Sunday in Lent (A)

Breaking with taboo to invite all JOHN 4:5–42 By June Renie In today’s gospel we encounter Jesus in the Samaritan town of Sychar, sitting at Jacob’s […]

2nd Sunday in Lent (A)

What the transfiguration experience reveals MATTHEW 17:1–9 By June Renie In last Sunday’s gospel (Mt 4:1–11) we learnt that soon after Jesus’s baptism and before commencing […]

1st Sunday of Lent (A)

Jesus’ triumph over temptation began our way back MATTHEW 4:1–11 By June Renie Today’s gospel narrates the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Soon after His […]

7th Sunday in OT (A)

Jesus’ most challenging command Matthew 5: 38–48 By Rev Kenneth & Bernadette Phillips It is relatively easy to forgive accidental/unintended injury; not so easy to forgive […]

6th Sunday in OT (A)

God’s way or ours MATTHEW 5: 17–37 By Rev Kenneth & Bernadette Phillips Two of the biggest challenges to Christianity today are (a) relativism—the view that […]

5th Sunday in OT (A)

Simply adding salt and lighting the way Matthew 5:13–16 By Rev Kenneth & Bernadette Phillips Salt and light: these are universal aspects of life in all […]

The Presentation of the Lord (A)

The Presentation: an example for family life today LUKE 2:22–40 By Rev Kenneth & Bernadette Phillips “ . . . the parents of Jesus took him […]

3rd Sunday in OT (A)

Where were you when Jesus called you? MATTHEW 4:12–23 By Sr Christina Araujo OP In this Sunday’s gospel two things happen: first, John the Baptist has […]

2nd Sunday in OT (A)

Behold, the lamb of God! JOHN 1:29–34   By Sr Christina Araujo OP Several images are set before us in this Sunday’s gospel. One image is […]

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (A)

Baptised on our behalf MATTHEW 3:13–17   “It is I who need baptism from you… and yet you come to me!” John’s words reverberate in the […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (A)

Out of Egypt Matthew 2:13–15, 19–23 By Fr Gabriel Julien   Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. As we continue to reflect […]

The Solemnity of the Nativity (A)

A paradoxical Christmas Luke 2:1-14 By Fr Gabriel Julien As we celebrate Christmas Day, the gospel according to Luke 2:10 mentions that: “I am bringing you […]

4th Sunday of Advent (A)

Doing right, exercising faith MATTHEW 1:18–24 By Fr Gabriel Julien Today we celebrate the fourth and last Sunday of Advent. The gospel, according to Matthew 1:19, […]

3rd Sunday of Advent (A)

Open our eyes that we might see MATTHEW 11:2–11 By Fr Gabriel Julien Today as we begin the third week of Advent the gospel according to […]

2nd Sunday of Advent (A)

Attire with a message MATTHEW 3:1–12 By Fr Gabriel Julien As we begin the second Sunday of Advent, Matthew 3:4 states that John the Baptist: “wore […]

1st Sunday of Advent (A)

Stand ready, stay awake MATTHEW 24:37–44 Today as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, which is also the first Sunday of the new liturgical year, […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (C)

What have you done for Jesus lately? LUKE 23:35–43 By Sr  Sarah Waterman, O Carm “As for the leaders, they jeered at him.” How many times […]

33rd Sunday in OT (C)

All things are passing…LUKE 21:5–19 By Sr Clare Marie Nero O Carm “Your endurance will win you your lives”. These words at the end of today’s […]

32nd Sunday in OT (C)

A blessed hope for believers LUKE 20:27–38 By Sr Bertill Dean O Carm The response of the Psalm “I shall be filled, when I awake, with […]

31st Sunday in OT (C)

Coming to our house LUKE 19:1–10 By Sr Katherina Charles O Carm What an encounter for Zacchaeus! He had a revealing first-hand experience of the kind […]

30th Sunday in OT (C)

Come with empty hands LUKE 18:9–14 “The tax collector stood some distance away, not daring even to raise his eyes to heaven; but he beat his […]

29th Sunday in OT (C)

Persistence pays off  “I promise you, he will see justice done to them, and done speedily.  But when the Son of Man comes, will he find […]

28th Sunday in OT (C)

We need to remember LUKE 17:11-19 By Abbot John Pereira OSB “When Jesus saw the lepers, he said ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ Now […]

27th Sunday in OT (C)

A symbol of triumph “Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the […]

26th Sunday in OT (C)

Poetic justice Luke 16:19-31 The poetic justice of this gospel is gratifying, as it is instructive. It reminds that there are consequences to actions, that time […]

25th Sunday in OT (C)

Trust in the little things… and the big LUKE 16:1–13 Trust is hard earned, not bought, and broken in seconds. Trust comes when good words produce […]

24th Sunday in OT (C)

Lost and found LUKE 15:1–32 by Janine Aqui How extraordinarily comforting and consoling it is, that our Heavenly Father’s mercy stretches above and beyond our fall […]

23rd Sunday in OT (C)

A definitive choice for discipleship LUKE 14:25–33 by Janine Aqui Jesus’ words in the gospel are heavy in meaning; His message is clear, though requiring much […]

22nd Sunday in OT (C)

Keep that ego in check LUKE 14:1, 7–14 by Janine Aqui Throughout the Holy Bible from the Old Testament, “My child, perform your task with humility, […]

21st Sunday in OT (C)

Through the narrow door LUKE 13:22–30 by Jacqui-Theresa Leiba In this Sunday’s gospel, we see Jesus teaching and preaching through towns and villages on the way […]

19th Sunday in OT (C)

Love waits, Love serves Luke 12:32-48 This Sunday’s gospel draws some threads from last week’s in Jesus’ instructions to His disciples to divest themselves of money […]

18th Sunday in OT (C)

Security and Salvation LUKE 12: 13–21 Material greed, among other vices, has always been a very real challenge in the human story. In John 10:10 Jesus […]

17th Sunday in OT (C)

LUKE 11:1–13 – Persistence pays off Today’s gospel teaches us the value of persistence. We have a Father that is there for us, but like all […]

16th Sunday of OT (C)

Only one thing… LUKE 10:38–42 This Sunday’s gospel shows us intimacy with Jesus. It calls us to come into His presence, where there is fullness of […]

15th Sunday of OT (C)

Neighbour, neighbour… LUKE 10:25–37 Our meditation today challenges us to move from head knowledge to heart knowledge; from the religious to the spiritual; from armchair preachers […]

14th Sunday of OT (C)

What’s in a name LUKE 10: 1–12, 17–20 Today’s gospel is one of the most powerful, as it states clearly what our status is, given by […]

13th Sunday of OT (C)

Counting the cost LUKE 9: 51–62 This week’s gospel is directing us to follow Jesus to the cross. It also presents Jesus as someone very clear […]

12th Sunday of OT (C)

Who is Jesus for you? LUKE 9:18–24 The gospel today directs us to Jesus praying in solitude. This is a very solemn, important moment because Luke […]

The Most Holy Trinity (C)

Called to an intimate relationship JOHN 16: 12–15 Todays’ gospel reading is part of the last discourse of Jesus in the Gospel of John. In chapter […]

Pentecost (C)

People of Pentecost JOHN14: 15–16: 23– 26 (YEAR A – JOHN 20:19–23)                                                                           The Solemnity of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit, is brought to us […]

The Ascension of the Lord (C)

Gospel Meditation: LUKE 24:46–53 The Solemnity of the Ascension is celebrated on the 40th day after Easter Sunday. After His glorious resurrection, He continued to appear […]

6th Sunday of Easter (C)

Physically absent, Spiritually present JOHN 14:23–29 When Jesus speaks in today’s gospel (Jn 14: 23–29) of “anyone who loves me” He is referring to His followers. […]

5th Sunday of Easter (C)

Wear the habit of love JOHN 13:31–35 Christians have always had the problem of how to tell the world who they are even here in Trinidad […]

4th Sunday of Easter (C)

Being attuned to ‘our sheep’ JOHN 10:27–30 This year, the gospel for the fourth Sunday of Easter, referred to as ‘Sunday of the Good Shepherd’, coincides […]

3rd Sunday of Easter (C)

Our love story – the other half. JOHN 21:1–19 Did you ever wonder why Jesus had to ask Peter three times if he loved Him (Jn 21:1–19)?  […]

Divine Mercy (C)

Doubt can lead us to faith. John 20:19—31 This weekend we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter; also known as ‘Divine Mercy Sunday’. St Pope John […]

The Resurrection of the Lord (C)

Surprises at the tomb LUKE 24:1–12 Sing Alleluia! The Lord is risen! “We are an Easter people and ‘Alleluia’ is our song” (St Augustine of Hippo). Today […]

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord (C)

The heralding and humiliation Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week; the week that changed the world. During this week, we commemorate our Lord’s entry […]

5th Sunday of Lent (C)

A powerful lesson of forgiveness. JOHN 8:1–11 Last Sunday, we encountered God’s forgiveness when we read the ‘Parable of the Prodigal Son’. This parable demonstrated God’s mercy […]

4th Sunday of Lent (C)

The Restorative Mercy of God. LUKE 15:1–3, 11–32 This fourth Sunday of Lent for cycle C, we are given the popular parable of the Prodigal Son or […]

3rd Sunday of Lent (C)

Time to wet our houses LUKE 13:1–9 One of our local wisdom sayings here in Trinidad which comes to my mind from reading today’s gospel goes like […]

2nd Sunday of Lent (C)

A special friendship LUKE 9:28–36 This second Sunday of Lent, today’s gospel presents the Transfiguration. Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him up the mountain. I […]

1st Sunday of Lent (C)

We do not live on bread alone LUKE 4:1–13 As Catholics, we begin the practices and observances of the season of Lent so that with heart and […]

8th Sunday of OT (C)

On planks and compassion LUKE 6: 39–45 “Why do you observe the splinter in your brother’s eye and never notice the plank in your own?” THIS weekend, […]

7th Sunday of OT (C)

‘Do unto others’, not ‘do them first’ LUKE 6:27–38 Revenge is not of God. This is the simple statement that Jesus’ teaching powerfully bears out to us […]

6th Sunday of OT (C)

Our choice to be blessed or not. LUKE 6:17, 20–26 On many of the occasions that we encounter Jesus in the scripture we are drawn to Him […]

5th Sunday of OT (C)

Our ‘But if You say so’ moment LUKE 5:1–11 As in last Sunday’s readings, we begin this week with another look at the awesome majesty of God […]

4th Sunday of OT (C)

Whom God chooses JER 1:4–5, 17–19; LUKE 4:21–30 In this Sunday’s readings we meet the youthful prophet Jeremiah as he encounters the Lord God and is empowered […]

3rd Sunday of OT (C)

Sent to liberate the heart and soul LUKE 1:1–4, 4:14–21 In today’s Gospel, we are presented, first, with the opening of the Gospel of St Luke, where […]

2nd Sunday of OT (C)

Do whatever He tells you JOHN 2:1–11 As we begin our second week of Ordinary Time, having completed the season of Christmas with the Solemnity of the […]

The Baptism of the Lord (C)

Baptism – a supernatural force LUKE 3:15–16, 21–22 At the moment there is a tremendous fascination in Western culture over the occult. Things like white magic spells […]

The Epiphany of the Lord (C)

The Magi’s search for truth and meaning. MATTHEW 2:1–12 It is characteristic of the human heart to search, and to seek after the great mystery of God. […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (C)

Holy Family quite ‘normal’ LUKE 2:41–52 Very often, when we contemplate the Holy Family, immediately we focus on Mary, a young woman with baby Jesus in her […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent (C)

True disciples focus on God’s will LUKE 1:39–45 The Gospel narrates quite vividly, that after the Annunciation, Mary went in haste to visit Elizabeth. This is […]

Third Sunday of Advent (C)

Now the people were filled with expectation LUKE 3:10–18 Luke 3:10–18 narrates that, although John the Baptist was very forceful in his preaching most of his audience […]

Second Sunday of Advent (C)

Make his paths straight LUKE 3:1–6 As we continue to joyfully wait for the divine Messiah, Luke 3:1–6 gives us specific instructions how we ought to successfully […]

First Sunday of Advent (C)

Stand erect, hold your heads high. LUKE 21:25–28, 34–36 Today, as we begin the first week of Advent, Saint Luke presents a rather dramatic but soothing and […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (B)

Following the voice of Truth JOHN 18:33–37 I’m sure that by this point of your Christian journey, you’ve suffered and/or endured ridicule or taunts for your […]

33rd Sunday of OT (B)

Hold on to His promise MARK13:24–32 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” His Word does not return to Him empty […]

32nd Sunday of OT (B)

Real generosity MARK12:38–44 Imagine the prayer in the heart of the poor widow as she was giving her last two cents. She was definitely aware that she […]

31st Sunday of OT (B)

Our first love MARK 12:28–34 A couple weeks ago I was out with my sister and some friends and we saw a couple walking by, holding […]

30th Sunday of OT (B)

Ask God for what we need MARK 10:46–52  “What do you want me to do for you?” What a question to ask a blind man! Does Jesus […]

28th Sunday of OT (B)

Detach and be free MARK 10:17–30 A friend of mine insists that all her problems will be solved if only she could win the lotto! The other […]

27th Sunday of OT (B)

Like a child in His sight: MARK 10:2–16 “Let the little children come to me”. This request of Jesus came home forcefully to me at the baptism […]

26th Sunday of OT (B)

Rejoice in other’s goodness and gifts MARK 9:38–43, 45, 47–48 “… Master, we saw a man who is not one of us casting out devils in […]

25th Sunday of OT (B)

‘Mirror, Mirror…’ MARK 9:30–37 A queen once gave birth to a little daughter who was indeed white as snow, red as blood and with hair black as […]

24th Sunday of OT (B)

Get behind me Satan! MARK 8:27–35 Today’s Gospel begins with Jesus putting two questions to His disciples, “Who do people say I am?” and “Who do you […]

23rd Sunday of OT (B)

Be opened: Mark 7:31–37 And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. The […]

22nd Sunday of OT (B)

Divine conception of the heart Mark 7: 1–8, 14–15, 21–23 In 2000, three weeks after my father’s death, I left the shores of Trinidad for beautiful Grenada. […]

21st Sunday of OT (B)

To Whom Shall We Go ? JOHN 6:60–69 In this Sunday’s gospel we see that many of the followers of Jesus could not accept what he was […]

19th Sunday of OT (B)

The bread I shall give…JOHN 6:41–51 Recently there was a very interesting and moving story in the newspapers, of a young Trinidadian who had migrated to […]

18th Sunday of OT (B)

Food that endures JOHN 6:24–35 When it is election time candidates are famous for making promises and offering all kinds of “bread’’ that they know we are […]

17th Sunday of OT (B)

Feeding the multitude of our world. JOHN 6:1–15 If I had to choose to be a character in this weekend’s gospel passage, I would surely like to […]

16th Sunday of OT (B)

Come away from the ‘busy-ness’ MARK 6: 30–34 The July/August vacation is here and for our nation’s youth, it is surely a time of rest and relaxation […]

15th Sunday of OT (B)

Just the essentials MARK 6: 7–13 In July 2016, I was privileged to be a part of the local contingent representing our archdiocese at World Youth Day […]

14th Sunday of OT (B)

Change from the ordinary MARK 6: 1–6 In this Sunday’s gospel, Jesus and the miracles He is performing among the people are rejected by those of His […]

13th Sunday of OT (B)

Approaching God with bold humility MARK 5: 21–43 Call to mind a time when you desperately sought answers to a particular dilemma or took it solely […]

12th Sunday of OT (B)

He commands our seas and storms Special Gospel reflection of the 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) MARK 4: 35-41 The gospel begins with the coming […]

11th Sunday of OT (B)

What is the kingdom like? MARK 4:26–34 by Sr Angilla Corraspé OP For the past two Sundays, the gospel reveals Jesus’ concern with the poor and the criteria […]

10th Sunday of OT (B)

Are you doing the will of God? MARK 3:20–35 Today’s gospel is divided into three parts: the attitude of Jesus’ relatives, the confrontation between Jesus and the scribes, […]

9th Sunday of OT (B)

Healing withered hands MARK 2:23–3:6 Pope Francis called on the world’s priests to bring the healing power of God’s grace to everyone in need, to stay close […]

The Most Holy Trinity (B)

The Holy Trinity – a community of love MATTHEW 28:16–20 “He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, […]

Pentecost (B)

Pentecost continues: JOHN 15:26–27; 16:12–15 “. . . the Spirit . . . will lead you to the complete truth.”  Today, the Solemnity of Pentecost, we celebrate […]

The Ascension of the Lord (B)

The primacy of faith MARK 16:15–20 “He who believes and is baptised will be saved; he who does not believe will be condemned.” As is the […]

6th Sunday of Easter (B)

To remain in God’s love is to share it. JOHN 15:9–17 “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you.  Remain in my love.”  John […]

5th Sunday of Easter (B)

I am the vine, you are the branches… JOHN 15:1–8 The Gospel reading for today comes from the long discourse in the Gospel of John, which […]

4th Sunday of Easter (B)

Following the Good Shepherd JOHN 10:11–18 As I sat to pen this reflection two bits of news came to my attention. Firstly, came the news that […]

3rd Sunday of Easter (B)

Resurrection witnesses LUKE 24:35–48 On Wednesday of the first week of Easter, we read the story of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. In […]

Divine Mercy Sunday (B)

Hearts ajar inside the closed upper room JOHN 20:19–31 It’s easy to imagine what might have been going through the disciples’ minds in that closed room. […]

Palm Sunday (B)

Mk 14:1–15:47 Throughout the last three weeks of our Lenten journey, the gospel according to John gave us profound insight into the Truth of Jesus’ mission—the […]

5th Sunday of Lent (B)

Sacrifice and service JOHN 12:20–30 In today’s gospel we see some foreigners coming to Jesus, very much interested in who He is, what He is about […]

4th Sunday of Lent (B)

Look upon Him and be healed JOHN 3:14–21 Within the Divine Office prayer book, lies a beautiful hymn to be sung on the occasions that celebrate […]

3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

Jesus in the temple of our hearts JOHN 2:13–25 In today’s gospel passage we see Jesus visibly distressed by the activities of the money changers who […]

2nd Sunday of Lent (B)

The Transfiguration MARK 9:2–10 The transfiguration narrative is the ultimate revelation upon God’s mountain. “Listen to him” (Mk 9:8). This is an open and public statement […]

1st Sunday of Lent (B)

The Temptation story MARK 1: 12-15 On this first Sunday of Lent we continue reading Mark’s fast-moving Gospel. We encounter Jesus coming out of his baptism […]

6th Sunday of OT (B)

The Leper is cured MARK 1: 40–45 Today’s gospel narrates a powerful encounter of a leper approaching Jesus, on his knees, with a most unusual statement […]

5th Sunday of OT (B)

Jesus begins his Ministry in Galilee MARK 1: 29–39 The Gospel of Mark is a fast-moving narrative that is full of action. Mark uses words like […]

4th Sunday of OT (B)

Teaching with authority Mark 1:21–28 “We saw his star as it rose and have come to do him homage.” “Look, there is the Lamb of God.” “We have […]

3rd Sunday OT (B)

Follow Him – simple. Mark 1:14–20 How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? Studies show that all adults get the answer to this question […]

2nd Sunday OT (B)

Come, see, believe, witness John 1:35–42 Some years ago, in conversation, I mentioned the Cheshire cat (a character from Lewis Carroll’s book, Alice through the Looking […]

The Epiphany of the Lord (B)

What about the gifts that we bring? The Epiphany of the Lord  Mt 2:1-12 I love a story line in movies or literature where good triumphs […]

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (B)

True education The modern world in which we live exalts freedom and so the world does not like the word ‘law’. The word ‘law’ conjures up […]

The Solemnity of the Nativity (B)

Association, not just works… Christmas Gospel Meditation – Lk 2:1–14 by Archbishop Joseph Harris Many years ago, while I was still a missionary in Paraguay, I received […]

4th Sunday Advent (B)

From sterility to fruitfulness Quite recently I was speaking to a person of very high ideals who was wondering what he could do to help the […]

3rd Sunday Advent (B)

Lawyers for the light I remember during my novitiate year some 57 years ago, in the countryside of Quebec, Canada going on an excursion on skis […]

2nd Sunday Advent (B)

Listen and convert When I was about to go to study in the year 2003, many people asked me why I was going to study at […]

1st Sunday Advent (B)

Advent – creative longing The Gospel reading given to us for this first Sunday of Advent reveals to us what Advent is about. We are accustomed […]

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (A)

For the last three weeks, or really since I returned home in August of this year, after a six-month sojourn in the US, I was inundated […]

33rd Sunday OT (A)

Maximise your gifts and talents As a friend of mine would say, we can use the Word of God in every aspect of our lives and […]

32nd Sunday OT (A)

Are you ready? As we meditate on today’s Gospel, I am reminded of our unpreparedness in so many areas of our lives and our country. The […]

31st Sunday OT (A)

Leaders must be servants We live in such a time in this world that when we look around, we have to ask ourselves the question, ‘whom […]

30th Sunday OT (A)

We are the love of His life! Recently, via Skype, my four-year-old grandson laughingly said to me, “Granny, you are the love of my life!” Of […]

29th Sunday OT (A)

All authority is God’s And so, for Jesus’ detractors, the name of the game continues to be entrapment! As a Trini would say with a pronounced […]

28th Sunday OT (A)

What are you wearing to the wedding feast? Food, glorious food! Feast, glorious feast! Festival, glorious festival! This week’s readings speak of celebration, but more so […]

27th Sunday OT (A)

A story of rejection and betrayal As Jesus journeys resolutely on with His disciples towards His betrayal right there in Jerusalem, there seems to be a […]

26th Sunday OT (A)

Make known to me Your ways… On looking at the readings and at the Gospel, one can instantly see a call to obedience, but true obedience […]

25th Sunday OT (A)

Love inspires generosity Many of us may have heard a phrase and been captivated by it even though we didn’t fully understand what it meant. Indeed, […]

24th Sunday OT (A)

Forgiveness: the heart of the matter Almost a year ago, I discovered by accident that my blood pressure was high.  The doctor recommended that I monitor […]

23rd Sunday OT (A)

Who is in and who is out? There are a lot of interesting dynamics as to why someone may end up outside of a group. Some […]

22nd Sunday OT (A)

Whey yuh tellin’ yuhself? I’m always happy to leave the seminary to mingle with the people to hear their stories and enter into their lives for […]

21st Sunday OT (A)

Appointment and dis-appointment Having experienced sudden dis-appointment (spelling mine) from a position of authority only to find myself being appointed to the position not too long […]

20th Sunday OT (A)

He touched me! This Sunday’s Gospel reminded me of its succinct explanation by St John Paul II in his book Crossing the Threshold of Hope (1995). […]

19th Sunday OT (A)

Call and Response The call/response structure connecting today’s Readings made me think specifically about the hearing-impaired Catholics in our Archdiocese and the pastoral response to their […]

18th Sunday OT (A)

Poetry and Christophany   Pondering on the content of the Gospel passage for today, I imagined that after witnessing Jesus’ transfiguration, if Peter were not cautioned […]

17th Sunday OT (A)

What’s of real value? Sometimes I laugh at myself because although I like to think that I have absolutely everything I need and can hope for, […]

16th Sunday OT (A)

The Kairos moment to come Waiting at the traffic lights for the green can be quite an amusing experience for the driver at the top of […]

4th Sunday of Easter (A)

My six-year-old, who loves animal stories, snuggled in the crook of my arms, impatient for our Bible reading ritual. I began Jonah and the Whale,