Edition: Scripture Reflections And Commentaries

Scripture reflection: Christ, the Bread of Life

22 July 2021

In our prayer this week, we can turn to God, knowing that, whatever the situation, he will always provide for his people. 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 1 August 2021

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Homily notes: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 1 August 2021

22 July 2021

The “seal” that the Father has set upon Jesus (v. 27) probably refers to his endowment with the Spirit – which provides divine accreditation and guarantee that the revelation given by Jesus is the “food that endures to eternal life”.   

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Scripture reflection: May our lives bear abundant fruit

15 July 2021

This Sunday’s readings remind us that God provides for us physically as well as spiritually. 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 25 July 2021

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Homily notes: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 25 July 2021

15 July 2021

The sequence of Gospels over the coming weeks offers an opportunity for a sustained catechesis on the Eucharist. Homily notes for 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 25 July 2021

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Homily notes: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 18 July 2021

9 July 2021

The readings today focus upon Jesus as the compassionate shepherd-king, who gathers and instructs a scattered people. Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 18 July 2021

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Scripture reflection: ‘You must come away ... and rest for a while’

8 July 2021

The readings this week offer a welcome invitation to spend more time with our loving Lord who is our shepherd, and in whom we find nourishment, shelter, and peace for our minds and bodies. 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 18 July 2021

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Scripture reflection: ‘Take nothing for the journey except a staff’

1 July 2021

Let’s pray this week that we show Jesus’ message in our love for those we encounter each day. 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 11 July 2021

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Homily notes: 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

1 July 2021

Sunday's Gospel places the Twelve in the line of the authentic prophetic tradition in that they are ordinary people sent out with the authority of Jesus to carry on the preaching, liberating, and healing role that has been his alone up till now.

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Scripture reflection: ‘Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy’

24 June 2021

The readings provide us with valuable lessons in discipleship and humble faith. We see that despite their challenging situations, Ezekiel and Paul draw strength and endurance from their relationship with God. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 4 July 2021

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Homily notes: 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

24 June 2021

The theme that links the readings today seems to be that of the “rejected prophet”. Homily notes for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 4 July 2021

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Scripture reflection: ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith!’

17 June 2021

We are encouraged to have faith in the Lord and in the life that God brings – not just here on earth, but also in heaven. 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 27 June 2021

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Homily notes: 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year B

17 June 2021

The theme running across the scriptural offerings this week is that of God as the Giver of life. Homily notes for 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year B, 27 June 2021

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