Category Archives: Cycle B – The Year of Mark

34th Sunday of the Year

Christ the King of Truth There is no doubt that we are still reeling from the events of the Paris attacks and their aftermath. Just trying to imagine the sheer terror for those involved and wondering what would happen if … Continue reading

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33rd Sunday of the Year

Heaven and earth will pass away I read in the newspaper last week that there is someone alive already in the world who is likely to live to be 200 years old. Just imagine that; perhaps my young grandson will … Continue reading

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32nd Sunday of the Year

Past, present and future – in memoriam. Reading today’s gospel brings starkly to mind the fact that someone has died. In this case a husband, but as we know death strikes randomly and without logic. In this month of November … Continue reading

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31st Sunday of the Year – All Saints

The character of a Christian community Of all the passages of Scripture that we listen to I think we find the Beatitudes perhaps the most beguiling. The imagery it paints, with Jesus surrounded by the disciples speaking to the crowds … Continue reading

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30th Sunday of the Year

At the Roadside The story of the encounter of Jesus with Bartimeus brings to a conclusion this section of St Mark’s Gospel. Look in the Gospel and read what happens next and you’ll see what I mean; Jesus enters Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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29th Sunday of the Year

So what’s on your mind? Something very profound is being revealed in the gospel today. On the one hand we have the request of the disciples James and John and on the other we have the response to that request … Continue reading

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28th Sunday of the Year

In the House of the Lord This moment in the gospel has about it a great sense of pathos. The situation of this man who comes running to Jesus full of verve and vigour seeking an affirmation for his own … Continue reading

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27th Sunday of the Year

The Synod in Rome And so it begins. On Monday hundreds of Bishops from every corner of the globe together with other members of the Church will gather in Rome to spend the next four weeks discussing and meditating on … Continue reading

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26th Sunday of the Year

How’s the Family? A week on Monday, on the 4th of October the Synod on the Family will commence. A year ago, the Extra-ordinary synod began a three fold process of discussion and discernment on the role and place of … Continue reading

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25th Sunday of the Year

A Message we should not ignore Each week as we dip our toes as it were, into the waters of the gospels, some may find the experience very cold and choppy, whereas others will find the waters warm and welcoming. … Continue reading

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