Monthly Archives:: January 2016

Sunday 24th January

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Readings: (place cursor over reading reference)

  • Nehemiah 8:2-6,10
  • Psalms 19:8-10,15
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-30
  • Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21

The meaning of today’s Liturgy is subtle and many-layered.

We need background to understand what’s happening in today’s First Reading.

Babylon having been defeated, King Cyrus of Persia decreed that the exiled Jews could return home to Jerusalem. They rebuilt their ruined temple (see

Sunday 10th January

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There are important moments in a person’s life which change the direction or character of that life. There are moments of choice and celebration or of destiny or tragedy, moments which change our lives into ‘befores’ and ‘afters’.

Such is Christ’s baptism. It is a moment when his identity is once again revealed and his commitment to his mission is

Sunday 3rd January

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The Word of God pitches his tent among us. The Wisdom of God has come to enlighten us. The Creator of all takes on the flesh of a created one.

This is what marks out the Christian faith as different. We believe that our God revealed himself to us by coming to live among us. Without lessening his Godly nature,