GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 11th NOVEMBER 2018 – Thirty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 12:38-44)


This poor widow has put more in than all who contributed.

In his teaching Jesus said, “Beware of the scribes who like to walk about in long robes, to be greeted obsequiously in the market squares, to take the front seats in the synagogues and the places of honour at banquets; these are the men who swallow the property of widows, while making a show of lengthy prayers. The more severe will be the sentence they receive.’


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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 4th NOVEMBER 2018 – Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 12: 28-34)


This is the first commandment, and the second is similar to it.

One of the scribes came up to Jesus and put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one Lord, and you must love the Lord your God wit all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this:


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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 21st OCTOBER 2018 – Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 10: 35-45)


The Son of Man came to give his life as ransom for all.

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Jesus. ‘Master,’ they said to him ‘we want you to do us a favour.’ He said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ They said to him, ‘Allow us to sit one at your right hand the other at your left in your glory.’ ‘You do not know what you are asking’ Jesus said to them. ‘Can you drink the cup that I must drink or be baptised with the baptism with which I must be baptised.?’ They replied, “We can.’ Jesus said to them, The cup that I must drink you shall drink, and with the baptism with which I must be baptised you shall be baptised, but as for seats at my right hand or my left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to those to whom they have been allotted.’

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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 29th October 2017 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 22:34-40)

You shall love the Lord your God and your neighbour as yourself
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?” Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.”

GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 23rd October 2017 Twenty- Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 22:15-21)


Give to Caesar the things that belong to Caesar and to God the things that are God’s.

The Pharisees went away to work out between them how to trap Jesus in what he said.  And they sent their disciples to him, together with the Herodians, to say, ‘Master, we know that you are an honest man and teach the way of God in an honest way, and that you are not afraid of anyone, because a man’s rank means nothing to you.


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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2017 – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 18: 15-20)

If your brother or sister listens to you, you will have won that person back.

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves.  If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you: the evidence of two or three witnesses is required to sustain any charge.  But if he refuses to listen to these, report it to the community: and if he refuses to listen to the community, treat him like a pagan or a tax collector.


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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017 – Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 16:21-27)


Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself.

Jesus began to make it clear to his disciples that he was destined to go to Jerusalem and suffer grievously at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, to be put to death and to be raised up on the third day. Then, taking him aside, Peter started to remonstrate with him. ‘Heaven preserve you, Lord,’ he said. ‘This must not happen to you.’ But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle in my path, because the way you think is not God’s way but man’s.’

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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST 2017 – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 16:13-20)


You are Peter, to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven.

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi he put this question to his disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ And they said, ‘Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ ‘But you,’ he said, ‘who do you say I am?’

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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 13 AUGUST, 2017 – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Matt 14:22-33)


Command me to come to you over the water.

Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, while the boat, by now far out on the lake, was battling with a heavy sea, for there was a head-wind.

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GOSPEL – SUNDAY, 6 AUGUST, 2017 – Transfiguration of the Lord (Matt 17:1-9)


His face was shining like the sun.

Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son; the Beloved; he enjoys my favor. Listen to him.’ When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them. ‘Stand up,’ he said, ‘do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but only Jesus.

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