Category Archives: Cycle A – The Year of Matthew

Palm Sunday 2017

The Great Week We are now entering into what is the greatest week in the Christian calen- dar. We call it Holy Week and it is as if as Christians we enter a sort of parallel universe alongside what is … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Lent

Lazarus Come Out This weekend we read the third of the three great Lenten gospels from St John—the raising of Lazarus. Like the story of the Good Samaritan, the story of the raising of Lazarus is one that has managed … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Lent

The Light of Faith Last week as we read the story of the woman at the well we shared in a person’s personal journey of an awakening of faith and of coming to an understanding about how the things which … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Lent

Gospel Drama Over the next three weekends ,we will read from the Gospel of John. The stories we will hear are the Woman at the Well, the man born blind and the raising of Lazarus. They are long gospels, which … Continue reading

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2nd Sunday of Lent

Into the Second Week Last week we were in the wilderness, this week we are up on a high mountain – what a contrast. I’m not very good at heights myself, prefer- ring to keep my feet well and truly … Continue reading

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1st Sunday of Lent

The Season of Lent We have begun the Season of Lent, and what are the thoughts which fill our minds? Many and various I presume, but we are called upon to focus our thoughts in a particular way in this … Continue reading

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Eighth Sunday of the Year

Ready for Lent? Thinking about discipleship… As you know, for the last few weeks, our Sunday Gospels have been com- ing from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ great set piece sermon where he sets out the obligations and duties … Continue reading

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Seventh Sunday of the Year

Perfection Some of you may remember the Olympic Games of Montreal in 1976 and a young 14 year old Romanian gymnast by the name of Nadia Comaneci. She scored the first ever perfect 10 in the history of the gymnastics … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of the Year

How Happy are you? Apparently not very if you were born after 1957. Why? Well believe it or not, according to researchers at Warwick University, 1957 was the happi- est year in the UK of the last century. So perhaps … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of the Year

Beginning the Journey with Matthew This year of 2017, will see us walk our pathway of discipleship with Matthew as our evangelist. The three yearly cycle of the Lectionary is a treasure, since it allows our minds to develop a … Continue reading

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