2nd. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “A Wedding Surprise!”   The prophet Isaiah promises that Jerusalem, destroyed and abandoned, will once again be the beloved spouse of God. The second reading touches on a very topical point for our communities: it speaks of “Charisms”. God grants these to each … [Read more…]

Baptism Of The Lord – Year C

The Baptism Of The Lord: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Empowered For Mission By The Spirit.”  In the first reading, the prophet invites the people of Israel, exiled in Babylon, to prepare to welcome the Lord who is coming to free them. Their state of slavery is about to end. God will save … [Read more…]

Epiphany Of The Lord – Year C

The Feast Of The Epiphany: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Jesus The Star That Guides All People.” The Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord is the feast of manifestation. On this day we celebrate the coming of the mysterious strangers from across the desert who had been following heavenly direction and who … [Read more…]

Holy Family – Year C

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “We Are All Children Of God’s Family.” The first reading could be called “Hannah’s Story” as it is told from her perspective and unfolds from her initiative. Hannah offers up her long awaited and much loved son to God for … [Read more…]

4th Sunday of Advent – Year C

4th Sunday of Advent: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “The Power of God Manifests Itself Through Weakness.” “God normally chooses the poor and weak to fulfil His work”. In the first reading Micah tells us that the Lord will behave just as he always did: he will not have the Saviour come from … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday Of Advent – Year C

3rd Sunday of Advent: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “The Gospel: A Proclamation Of Joy.” It is important for Christians to keep well in mind that the Gospel is not a heavy burden to add to the many we already have to carry in life. It is instead a proclamation of joy and … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday Of Advent – Year C

2nd Sunday of Advent: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “He Comes To Bring Salvation To Every Person.” The readings of today speak of the merciful interventions of God in favour of humankind. In the first reading God’s salvation is manifested through the return of the exiled Jews to their beloved Jerusalem. In the … [Read more…]

1st Sunday Of Advent – Year C

1st Sunday of Advent: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Raise Your Heads, Your Liberation Is Close At Hand!” “Advent” means “coming” and the three readings of this first Sunday of Advent speak of comings, the “Lord’s coming”. In the first reading God promises to send an “upright branch” of the family of David, … [Read more…]

Solemnity Of ‘Christ The King’ – Year B

Solemnity of ‘Christ the King’: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “A Kingdom That Is Not Of This World.” Today, all the readings speak of the ‘Kingdom of God’ and of Christ. The first and the second readings tell us that the ‘Kingdom of God’ will begin at the time all other earthly kingdoms … [Read more…]

33rd Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

33rd. Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Have Courage, Liberation Is Near!”   There is a proverb that goes: no night is so long and dark that it has no dawn. In the life of the Church, of the world, of a nation, of every man and woman, no situation … [Read more…]