23 January, Monday – Caught Up In The Moment

Monday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time Heb 9:15,24-28Mk 3:22-30 ...but let anyone blaspheme against the Holy Spirit and he will never have forgiveness Football is the purest expression of gladiatorial sport in our age. Brute force is pit against battle wits to move a football down to the opponent’s end zone. It is violent.... Continue Reading →

23 October, Sunday — Signifying nothing…

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Ecc 35:12-14,16-192 Tim 4:6-8,16-18Lk 18:9-14 The humble man’s prayer pierces the clouds… We’ve all encountered this person before – the one who talks incessantly AT you; who doesn’t give you any chance to say anything because they are too busy trying to put their point across; or who simply thinks... Continue Reading →

30 July, Saturday — Doing the Right Thing

Jul 30 – Memorial for St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor An adult convert, St. Peter (406-450) fought paganism and heresy, enforced reforms, and built several churches and ornate altars in his see. A preacher with outstanding language skills, he was given the name ‘Chrysologus’, referring to his ‘golden word’. 176 of his sermons have... Continue Reading →

20 June, Monday — Do not judge

Monday of Week 12 in Ordinary Time 2 Kgs 17:5-8,13-15,18Mt 7:1-5 “Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough to take the splinter out of your brother’s eye.” This is a passage that many of us usually struggle with. Even as I was praying with the scriptures,... Continue Reading →

2 March, Wednesday — A Call to Repentance

Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-182 Cor 5:20-6:2Mt 6:1-6;16-18 'Now, now -- it is the Lord who speaks -- come back to me with all your heart, fasting, weeping, mourning.' Let your hearts be broken, not your garments torn, turn to the Lord your God again...' Yesterday was Shrove Tuesday. The word 'shrove' is taken from the word... Continue Reading →

18 August, Wednesday – Generosity of God

Wednesday of Week 20 in Ordinary Time Jgs 9:6:15Mt 20:1-16 Why be envious because I am generous? One of the most compelling documentaries I have ever watched, College Behind Bars, offers a glimpse into the lives of prisoners who are also college students. Under the Bard Prison Initiative, a select number of prisoners are taught... Continue Reading →

18 March, Thursday — Being Headstrong

Thursday of the 4th Week of Lent Exo 32:7-14 Jn 5:31-47 “I can see how headstrong these people are!” As part of this year’s Catholic200SG celebrations, the ministries in CSC have been asked to take up one intercession slot each month, up to October, when we will do a month of rosaries. As the facilitator... Continue Reading →

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