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Scripture reflection: ‘Pray continually’

09 Oct 2019

God is faithful; he is our guardian and he never sleeps. This trust and confidence are needed when our God seems to be silent. 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 20 October 2019.


Homily notes: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 20 October 2019

09 Oct 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Believers must support each other in prayer – especially as persevering in that exercise can often be a trial of faith.


Scripture reflection: Give thanks to the Lord!

02 Oct 2019

Let us pray for each other that we may be a source of God’s healing to those who are rejected today. 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 13 October 2019.


Homily notes: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 13 October

02 Oct 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Luke’s Gospel on Sunday is not just about the healing of an afflicted person. For all else involved, including ourselves, it is a summons to conversion.


Scripture reflection: ‘Increase our faith!’

25 Sep 2019

We need the gift of faith and the patience of faithfulness to give us a new vision and understanding of the world. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 6 October 2019.


Homily notes: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 6 October 2019

25 Sep 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

The common theme linking the readings for today – at least the First Reading, from Habakkuk 1-2, and the Gospel, Luke 17:5-10 – would seem to be that of faith. That said, it must be admitted that the readings do go in rather different directions.


Homily notes: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 29 September 2019

18 Sep 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

Today’s readings point to the difficulty that even believers have in hearing the gospel of social justice.


Scripture reflection: ‘It is the Lord who keeps faith for ever’

18 Sep 2019

This week’s readings remind us that we are called to share our gifts and possessions with those who have less than we do. 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 29 September 2019.


Scripture reflection: ‘Praise the Lord, who raises the poor’

11 Sep 2019

Lord help me be more aware of the real riches in my life. 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 22nd September 2019.


Homily notes: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C, 22 September 2019

11 Sep 2019 | Fr Brendan Byrne SJ

As generally for Luke, the only really useful thing to do with money is to give it away so that it will store up “treasure in heaven”.


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