28 February, Tuesday – Beautiful Beginnings

Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent Isa 55:10-11Mt 6:7-15 "Y"...your Father knows what you need before you ask him." A few years ago, I made the difficult decision to leave a job I enjoyed and a team I loved. It was a decision I came to after considerable discernment – I knew that I... Continue Reading →

26 February, Sunday — A Greater Gift

1st Sunday of Lent Gen 2:7-9,3:1-7Rm 5:12-19Mt 4:1-11 …but the gift itself considerably outweighed the fall. One activity during training or teambuilding makes use of a white sheet of paper and the facilitator asking people to draw one dot. Immediately, everyone’s attention is on that one dot and it seems as if they have forgotten,... Continue Reading →

25 February, Saturday — Repentance

Today we welcome Andrew Sia, who grew up Catholic since birth. For him, weekly Sunday mass and Christmas was about spending time in church. Then at age 27, he was asked to convert to become a Baptist in order to marry his Protestant girlfriend. Standing before Mother Mary’s altar in the Church of St Francis... Continue Reading →

24 February, Friday — Shout to the Lord

Friday after Ash Wednesday Isa 58:1-9Mt 9:14-15 Shout for all you are worth, raise your voice like a trumpet. I sometimes watch and rewatch episodes of reality talent shows on youtube, where the contestants (usually singers) initially appear on stage looking unsure, nervous, lacking confidence but end up leaving to standing ovations, a ‘golden buzzer’,... Continue Reading →

23 February, Thursday — Follow Me

Thursday after Ash Wednesday Deu 30:15-20Lk 9:22-25 “…let him renounce himself and take up his cross every day and follow me.”  Since my return from a short pilgrimage to Medjugorje, life has resumed and continues to be challenging on various fronts. But rather than allow these to weigh me down and get flustered, I have... Continue Reading →

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