4th Sunday Ordinary Time: C

Commentary Theme for 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C. “The Liberators Will Be Persecuted.” Today the liturgy of the Word give us two example of people faithful to their mission: Jeremiah and Jesus, two prophets who came to find themselves in similar situations and who had come to announce unwelcome ‘Truths’ to their listeners. … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time: C

Commentary Theme for 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time : Year C. “For a Genuine Celebration of the Word.”   The first reading and the Gospel are two excellent examples of how a genuine ‘Celebration of the Word’ should be. These two readings should draw our attention and reflection on how our communities perform their Sunday … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday Ordinary Time Year C

Commentary Theme for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C. “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 one of us … [Read more…]

The Baptism of the Lord

Commentary Theme for The Baptism Of The Lord: Year C.  “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 them, but … [Read more…]

Reflections on the Epiphany

Commentary Theme for The Feast Of The Epiphany: Year C: “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 finally arrived … [Read more…]

The Holy Family

Commentary Theme for the feast of The Holy Family: Year C. “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 ‘service for life’, acknowledging … [Read more…]

4th Sunday of Advent: Year C

Commentary Theme for 4th Sunday of Advent: Year C. “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 a great … [Read more…]

3rd Sunday of Advent: Year C

Commentary Theme for 3rd Sunday of Advent: Year C. “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 happiness. Its … [Read more…]

2nd Sunday on Advent: Year C

  Commentary Theme for 2nd Sundayof Advent: Year C. “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 second reading … [Read more…]

1st Sunday of Advent: Year C

Commentary Theme for 1st Sunday of Advent: Year C. “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, who will … [Read more…]