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Third Sunday of Advent Year A, 15 December 2019

04 Dec 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The First Reading from Isaiah gives expression to the messianic hope, which also has an ‘ecological’ aspect this week.


Scripture reflections: Rejoice in the Lord always; indeed the Lord is near!

04 Dec 2019

God’s promise to us is that he will save us and therefore we must not lose heart. Third Sunday of Advent Year A 15 December 2019


Scripture reflection: Prepare for the coming of Jesus through repentance

27 Nov 2019

As we take another step into Advent, the First Reading introduces one of the main themes of this period of the year: Peace. Second Sunday of Advent Year A, 8 December 2019.


Second Sunday of Advent Year A, 8 December 2019

27 Nov 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

John’s baptism rite was preparatory to Jesus’ proclamation of good news.


Scripture reflections: ‘Let us walk in the light of the Lord’

20 Nov 2019

At the start of the Church’s year, we enter the wondrous season of Advent with an exhortation to ‘stay awake’. First Sunday of Advent Year A, 1 December 2019.


First Sunday of Advent Year A, 1 December 2019

20 Nov 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The readings for Advent begin with a magnificent passage from the early chapters of Isaiah, the prophet whose writings will dominate the entire season.


Christ the King Year C, 24 November 2019

13 Nov 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The readings do not shrink from bringing out the paradox involved in claiming the Crucified One as “King”.


Scripture reflection: Jesus is the image of the unseen God

13 Nov 2019

Today we celebrate our King whose wealth lies in his love for all, and whose authority is exercised through the service of those who are often considered the least in society. Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Year C, 24 November.


Scripture Reflections: Acclaim the King, the Lord!

06 Nov 2019

The readings encourage us to look at our world with open eyes, without pretence; to be filled with hope because God is faithful, working always for good. 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 17 November 2019


33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 17 November

06 Nov 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

We retain the doctrine of the “Second Coming” in our creeds because we believe in the eventual triumph of God’s sovereignty in the universe.


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