5th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year C. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Called By Christ To Save Humanity.” The first reading describes the introduction of the vocation of Isaiah chosen as a prophet.  When Isaiah first heard the call of the Lord, he became deeply aware of his frailty. How could his impure lips speak … [Read more…]

4th. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

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

3rd. Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year C

                3rd. Sunday in Ordinary Time: Year C.                   Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “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 … [Read more…]

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…]

Christmas letter from Jean Vanier, founder of Faith and Light

Download the letter …  201512lettrejeanvanieren …………………  John Paul II used to say: “There is no peace without justice, and there is no justice without forgiveness.” I am currently reading a great book about forgiveness written by Desmond Tutu and his daughter Mpho Tutu: The Book of Forgiving. Having led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in … [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…]