3 August, Wednesday — Growing with Faith

Wednesday of Week 18 in Ordinary Time Jer 31:1-7Mt 15:21-28 “Woman, you have great faith. Let your wish be granted.” When the woman asked Jesus to heal her daughter, she mentioned that "even house-dogs can eat the scraps that fall from their master’s table." It was a real eye-opener for me that even the ‘scraps’... Continue Reading →

1 August, Monday — Little Faith

Aug 1 – Memorial for St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop, religious founder, doctor Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787) vowed early to never to waste a moment of his life, and lived that way for over 90 years. As a lawyer, he had his own practice by age 21, and was a leading lawyer in Naples. He never attended... Continue Reading →

28 June, Tuesday — Staying Faithful

Jun 28 – St. Irenaeus, bishop, martyr Irenaeus (c.130–202) was a disciple of St. Polycarp of Smyrna. He was ordained in 177. He was Bishop of Lugdunum, Gaul (modern Lyons, France). He worked and wrote against Gnosticism, basing his arguments on the works of St. John the Apostle, whose gospel is often cited by Gnostics.... Continue Reading →

9 May, Monday – Trust in God

Monday of the 4th Week of Eastertide Acts 11:1-18Jn 10:1-10 I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full I have seen how pet owners take good care of their pets. This is especially so when they are very young and the owner has seen the pet grow up.... Continue Reading →

30 April, Saturday – Too Good to be True

30 Apr – Memorial for St. Pius V, pope Antonio Ghislieri (1504-1572) was born to impoverished Italian nobility, the son of Paolo Ghislieri and Domenica Augeria. He worked as a shepherd as a boy, and received an excellent education in piety and holiness, including a scholastic education from a Dominican friar. He joined the Order... Continue Reading →

7 April, Thursday – What’s in a name?

Thursday of the 5th Week of Lent Gen 17:3-9Jn 8:51-59 “You shall no longer be called Abram; your name shall be Abraham...” Every year during Easter, our parish confirms about a dozen adults into the Catholic faith. In the run up to this, they spend 9 months learning about being a Catholic and take on... Continue Reading →

6 April, Wednesday – On Discipleship

Wednesday of the 5th Week of Lent Dan 3:14-20,24-25,28John 8:31-42 “If you make my word your home, you will indeed be my disciples...” The thing about being authentic to something is that at some point, your convictions will be tested. It’s only when you are put under duress that you discover the true nature of... Continue Reading →

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