27th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

27th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Marriage According To God’s Will and Plan”.   The first reading and the Gospel are about marriage and present the original plan of God. Why has he made us male and female? What was his purpose? The second reading could be linked to this … [Read more…]

26th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday:  “Marriage According To God’s Will and Plan”.  The first reading and the Gospel are about marriage and present the original plan of God. Why has he made us male and female? What was his purpose? The second reading could be linked to this theme. … [Read more…]

25th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Jesus teaches his disciples True Christian Service”. Are we ‘great enough’ to be able to serve all of our brothers and sisters? The first reading shows us that those who choose to follow the wisdom of God, the upright, are a reproach to … [Read more…]

Resources for Refugees and Asylum Seekers- J&P Group

JUSTICE AND PEACE MINISTRY- MARYVALE PARISH   SOME RESOURCES FOR REFUGEES & ASYLUM SEEKERS HOW TO ACCESS SOCIAL ASSISTANCE Introduction: Under South African law, refugees and asylum-seekers are entitled to have freedom of movement, right to work and the right to access social services. Unlike other African countries, there are no refugee camps in South … [Read more…]

24th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

24th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Messiah, but what kind of Messiah?”   We should take the question of Jesus to his disciples: “Who do you say I am?” as addressed to each one of us today and every other day. Now, as at the time of Jesus, there … [Read more…]

23rd Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Jesus Cures the Deaf and the Dumb.”   Are we sometimes ‘Deaf and Dumb’ to the Word of God and to the Poor? The first reading uses the image of the deaf and dumb man to show what God would one day do … [Read more…]

22nd Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “What Matters is in the Heart!” Many of us consider ourselves good Christians because we practice certain rites and repeat certain devotions. Are  these exterior shows of religion what determine who is a disciple of Christ? The first reading praises the ‘Law of … [Read more…]

“Why Catholic”

Why Catholic?” Programme 2 weeks ago we announced the Mission launch of the Why Catholic Programme on Thursday 27th August in the evening at 7.00 pm. and asked you to consider answering the question of  “Why am I a Catholic ?’ for yourself. What sort of answers did you come up with? Did you discover … [Read more…]

21st Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

21st Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Free to choose Christ”. There are two ways we can decide to live our lives – two opposite paths: the path of love or the path of selfishness. The first reading informs us of the type of choice and decision made by the … [Read more…]

20th Sunday Of Ordinary Time – Year B

20th Sunday of Ordinary Time: Year B. Commentary Theme for this Sunday: “Take and Eat, This is my Body.” ‘The readings of today are on the theme of food that gives us life’. The first is a beautiful ‘parable’ of a lady who offers food to the ‘inexperienced’. This ‘wisdom’ is the word of God … [Read more…]