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Sunday 21st February

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There would be another day -

another hill – and the transfiguration of the face of Christ would be by pain and tears and blood this time. He would not be accompanied by his friends and representatives of his tradition but abandoned by all but his mother and a few of the women following him. His friends and followers, the

Sunday 14th February

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The idea of a desert does not mean much to us here in this rain-soaked country yet the story of the people of God wandering in the desert, having escaped from slavery and oppression, may resonate with our historical experience. In going into the desert for forty days, Jesus is deliberately evoking the historical consciousness of the people. They knew

Sunday 7th February

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  • Isaiah 6:1-8
  • Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
  • Luke 5:1-11

There is always a connection in the Sunday readings between the first reading and the Gospel. The theme of today’s readings is a sending out; of Isaiah in the first reading and of the disciples in the Gospel. The second reading has echoes of the theme too with Saint Paul