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Palm/Passion Sunday -Year A

–  5–4–2017 – PALM SUNDAY of the Lord’s Passion Gospel text : Matthew 21:1-11 Processon Gospel text vs.1  When they were near Jerusalem and had come in sight of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, vs.2  saying to them, “Go to the village facing you, and you will immediately find a


5th Sun Lent-Year A

–  29 – 03  – 2020 – Gospel text : John 11:1-45 vs.1  There was a man named Lazarus who lived in the village of Bethany with the two sisters, Mary and Martha, and he was ill. vs.2  It was the same Mary, the sister of the sick man Lazarus, who anointed the Lord with


4th Sun Lent -Year A

–  22 – 3- 2020 – (Laetare Sunday) This Sunday is traditionally known as ‘Laetare Sunday’ from the opening word of the introit: Laetare lerusalem … (Be joyful 0 Jerusalem …Is 66:10-11), which has been retained as the entrance antiphon in the current Missal.  (also Mother’s Day In a way, a far more important aspect


3rd Sun Lent – Year A

– 15 – 3 – 2020- Gospel text:  John 4:5-30 vs.5  Jesus came to the Samaritan town called Sychar, near the land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. vs.6  Jacob’s well is there and Jesus, tired by the journey, sat straight down by the well. It was about the sixth hour. vs.7  When a


2nd Sun Lent -Year A

 –  08-3-2014-  Second Sunday of Lent Gospel text : Matthew 17:1-9 vs.1  Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. vs.2  There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white


1st Sun Lent -Year A

 – 1-3-2020 – Gospel text : Matthew 4:1-11 vs.1  Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. vs.2  He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was very hungry, vs.3  and the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of


7th Sun ordinary time -Year A

   –  22– 2 – 2020 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary time Gospel reading: Matthew 5:38-48 vs.38 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘You have learnt how it was said: Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. vs.39 But I say this to you: offer the wicked man no resistance. On the contrary, if anyone hits


6th Sun Ordinary time -Year A

 –  16 – 2 – 2020 – Gospel reading: Matthew 5:17-37 vs.17 Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete them. vs.18 I tell you solemnly, till heaven and earth disappear, not one dot, not


5th Sun Ordinary time -Year A

– 9/2/2020- Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel Text: Matthew 5:13-16 vs.13  Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt becomes tasteless, what can make it salty again? It is good for nothing, and can only be thrown out to be trampled underfoot by men. vs.14  You are


The Presentation of the Lord – Year A

-to be celebrated on 2-2-2020- The Presentation of the Lord (N. B. We apologise that we have only one resource for todays readings. This is because this feastday only very rarely occurs on a Sunday  and some of our writers didn’t include commentaries for it. ) Fr John Littleton has however submitted his and it


3rd Sunday in Ordinary time -Year A

– 26- 1 – 2020 – Gospel Text (Shorter form) Matthew 4: 12-17  9 vs.12 Hearing the John had been arrested he went back to Galilee, vs.13 and leaving Nazareth he went and settled in Capernaum, a lakeside town on the borders of Zebulun abd Naphtali.    vs.14 In this way the prophecy of Isaiah


2nd Sun Ordinary time -Year A

  – 19 – 1 – 2020 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Gospel reading: John 1:29-34 vs.29 Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, “Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. vs.30 This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming


The Baptism of the Lord -Year A

– 12 January 2020 – The Baptism of the Lord  Gospel Text: Matthew 3:13-17 vs.13  Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. vs.14  John tried to dissuade him. “It is I who need baptism from you” he said “and yet you come to me!” vs.15  But Jesus replied, “Leave it like


2 Sun after Christmas -Year A

– 5-1-2020 —  Second Sunday after Christmas When peaceful silence lay over all, and night had run half of her swift course, the all-powerful word leaped down from heaven, from the royal throne Gospel Reading: John 1:1-18 vs.1  In the beginning was the Word: the Word was with God and the Word was God. vs.2 


Sunday-The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph -Year A

– 29-12-2019 – The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph   Gospel Text: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 vs.13 After they had left, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you,



The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Midnight Mass 2019 Gospel reading: Luke 2:1-14  vs.1  Now at this time Caesar Augustus issued a decree for a census of the whole world to be taken. vs.2  This census – the first – took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria, vs.3  and everyone went to his


4th Sunday of Advent -Year A

-22-12-2019- 4th Sunday of Advent -Year A Gospel Text: Matthew 1:18-24 vs.18 This is how Jesus Christ came to be born. His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph; but before they came to live together she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. vs.19 Her husband Joseph, being a man of honour


3rd Sun Advent-(Gaudete Sunday) Year A

  -15-12-2019-   (Gaudete Sunday) Gospel Text : Matthew 11:2-11 vs.2 John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, vs.3 “Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?” vs.4 Jesus answered, “Go back and tell John what


2nd Sun Advent-Year A

************************************************************  -8-12-2019- Second Sunday of Advent Gospel Text: Matthew 3:1-12 vs.1 In due course John the Baptist appeared; he preached in the wilderness of Judaea and this was his message: vs.2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.” vs.3 This was the man the prophet Isaiah spoke of when he said: “A


1st Sun Advent – Year A

The ADVENT Season –2019-2020 General Comments Advent has a twofold character, for it is a time of preparation for the Solemnities of Christmas, in which the First Coming of the Son of God to humanity is remembered, and likewise a time when, by remembrance of this minds and hearts are led to look forward to Christ’s


Thirty fourth Sunday – Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Year C

24th November  2019 – Gospel Text:  Luke 23:35-43 vs.35  The people stayed there before the cross watching Jesus. As for their leaders, they jeered at him, saying: “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Christ of God, the Chosen One.” vs.36  The soldiers mocked him too, and when they approached to offer


Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time – Year C

– 17th  November  2019 – Gospel Text: Luke 21:5-19 vs.5  When some were talking about the Temple, remarking how it was adorned with fine stonework and votive offerings, Jesus said,  vs.6  “All these things you are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be


Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary time – Year C

– 10th  November  2019 – Gospel Text : Luke 20:27-38 vs.27  Some Sadducees – those who say that there is no resurrection – approached Jesus and they put this question to him, vs.28  “Master, we have it from Moses in writing, that if a man’s married brother dies childless, the man must marry the widow


Thirty-First-Sunday in Ordinary time – Year C

 – 3rd November  2019 – Gospel Text: Luke 19:1-10 vs.1  Jesus entered Jericho and was going through the town vs.2  when a man whose name was Zacchaeus made his appearance; he was one of the senior tax collectors and a wealthy man. vs.3  He was anxious to see what kind of man Jesus was, but he was


Thirtieth-Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

-27th October 2019- Thirtieth  Sunday in Ordinary time/ Gospel Text: Luke 18:9-14 vs.9  Jesus spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else. vs.10  “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. vs.11  The Pharisee stood there and said


Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary time – Year C

 – 20th Oct 2019 – Twenty Ninth Sunday in Ordinary time and Mission Sunday Gospel text  Luke 18:1-8 vs.1  Jesus told his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart. vs.2  “There was a judge in a certain town,” he said “who had neither fear of God nor respect for man.


Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

-13 October 2019 – Gospel Text : Luke 17:11-19 vs.11  On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus travelled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. vs.12  As he entered one of the villages, ten lepers came to meet him. They stood some way off vs.13  and called to him, “Jesus! Master! Take pity on us.” vs.14  When


Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

-6th October 2019- Gospel reading: Luke 17:5-10 vs.5  The apostles said to the Lord. “Increase our faith.” vs.6  The Lord replied, “Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. vs.7  Which of you, with a


Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

– 29th September 2019 – Gospel Text: Luke 16:19-31 vs.19  Jesus said to the Pharisees: “There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. vs.20  And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, vs.21  who longed to fill himself


Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

– 22nd  September 2019 –  Gospel Reading: Luke 16:1-13 vs.1  Jesus said to his disciples: “There was a rich man and he had a steward who was denounced to him for being wasteful with his property. vs.2  He called for the man and said, ‘What is this I hear about you? Draw me up an account

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