6 April, Tuesday — The day we are born, and the day we discover why

Easter Tuesday Acts 2:36-41Jn 20:11-18 “… and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise that was made is for you and your children...” I write this reflection on my daughter’s birthday – March 15. This is the day she turns 21. For those of you parents who have similarly seen your kids reach... Continue Reading →

2 Apr, Friday — Death for Life

Good Friday There is no Mass today. The readings are used in the afternoon celebration of the Lord's Passion. Isa 52:13-53:12Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9Jn 18:1-19:42 See, my servant will prosper, he shall be lifted up, exalted, rise to great heights. The fourth song of the servant by the prophet Isaiah opens with such a dazzling and... Continue Reading →

12 March, Friday — The Straight Road

Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent Hos 14:2-10Mk 12:28-34 For the ways the Lord are straight, and virtuous men walk in them...       Which one of us would dare to consider ourselves just, especially when we are aware of our shortcomings? It is therefore a good time to ponder, “Who will be walking in... Continue Reading →

2 March, Tuesday — My Inner Pharisee

Tuesday of the 2nd Week of Lent Isa 1:10,16-20Mt 23:1-12 “...since they do not practice what they preach.”. The Pharisees and scribes have always been held out as the ‘villains’, or at least the negative examples, in the Gospels. Today’s passage is no exception; but Jesus does verify the accuracy of their teachings when He... Continue Reading →

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