Gospel Reflection for Easter Sunday 2021
Saturday, 03 April 2021
Christ is Risen I like the story about an ageing flower-lady with an outdoor stall.  Her clothes were old and shabby, her face weather-beaten and wrinkled. A regular customer asked...
Congratulations to the New Provincial and Council in the Western American Province
Thursday, 25 March 2021
We offer our warmest fraternal congratulations to our brothers in the Western American Province of Our Lady of the Angels. This province was founded by Irish Capuchin Friars over 100...
Gospel Reflection – Palm Sunday
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Jesus the Wounded Healer It is the time of year when Christians remember the death and resurrection of Jesus, the most important days in human history.   Keep your eyes fixed...
Gospel reflection – 5th Sunday of Lent – Dying & Rising with Christ
Thursday, 18 March 2021
Dying and Rising with Christ “When I am lifted up from the earth, I shall draw all people to myself”. Lent is advancing rapidly and we are coming close to...
Blessings on International Women’s Day 2021
Monday, 08 March 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. This is a very important day. The theme of IWD 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge’ The fact that we still have to speak in terms...
Gospel Reflection – A Time of Cleansing (3rd Sunday of Lent, Year B)
Saturday, 06 March 2021
A Time of Cleansing Today we have John’s version of the cleansing of the temple, anticipating the replacement of temple worship by the worship of God through the risen Lord...
Day of Prayer for Survivors & Victims of Sexual Abuse
Friday, 19 February 2021
Today marks the Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Sexual Abuse. Dioceses and religious orders around the country are joining in prayer today in support of all those...
Gospel Reflection for the First Sunday in Lent, year B
Friday, 19 February 2021
Repent and Believe You may have missed out on the ashes this year but the message of Lent is unchanged: repent and believe in the gospel.  To repent literally means...
Blessings on St Valentine’s Day
Sunday, 14 February 2021
The over arching symbol of St Valentine's Day is, without doubt, the heart. This heart is the symbol of love. It's red, full and vibrant; filled with life, joy and...
Gospel Reflection for the 6th Sunday, Year B
Sunday, 14 February 2021
A Touch of Kindness We will be commencing Lent next Wednesday.  Because the churches are closed you may not be able to receive the blessed ashes, although some parishes will...
Gospel Reflection: The Baptism of the Lord
Saturday, 09 January 2021
Baptism: Beginning of Ministry The baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan marks the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus.  He came out of the years of hidden life. ...
Beginning the New Year with Mary, Mother of God
Friday, 01 January 2021
The 1st of January is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. What better way to start the New Year! St Francis of Assist had a deep devotion to Mary....