Ordinary Time 2016
There are several seasons during the Liturgical Year: Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. For the other Sundays of the year we celebrate Ordinary Time.
This year Ordinary Time began on Monday, 11 January 2016, immediately after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This period lasted until Ash Wednesday – 10 February – when we began the season of Lent.
We then had the Easter season and, earlier in June, we ‘returned’ to Ordinary Time in June.
As Christians – followers of Christ through our Baptism – we are called on to make Christ present in our own lives and in the lives of others.
As we read the Sacred Scripture during the different seasons of the Liturgical Year may we pray in our hearts:
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.
Ascension of the Lord 2017 – Year A
The Ascension of the Lord 28 May 2017 Acts of Apostles 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28.16 -20 A few years a certain man was driving along in his car and suddenly another car came out of a side street and collided with the car in front of him. He went to court as a witness and...
6th Sunday of Easter 2017 – Year A
21 May 2017 Readings for 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 8:5-8 Psalm 65 1 Peter 3:15-18 John 14: 15 – 21 Spirit of Truth… “On a huge hill, cragged, and steep, Truth stands, and he that will Reach her, about must, and about must go; And what the hill’s suddenness resists, win so” ...
5th Sunday of Easter 2017 – Year A
14 May 2017 Acts of Apostles 6.1-7 1 Peter 2.4-9 John 14.1-12 Sometime ago I met a woman whose husband had died very suddenly because of cancer and she herself had been recently diagnosed with cancer too. She said that it was obvious to her that God was punishing her. When I asked why, she...
4th Sunday of Easter 2017 – Year A
07 May 2017 Acts of Apostles 2:14, 36-41 1 Peter 2.20-25 John 10.1-10 A certain young woman in her early thirties was a very fearful person. She was fearful of so many things: her health, that she would lose her job, that she might be killed in a car accident any day she travelled to work....
3rd Sunday of Easter 2017 – Year A
30 April 2017 Acts of Apostles 2:14, 22-28 1 Peter 1:17-21 Luke 24: 13-35 Some time ago I was visiting a family and one morning the mother was sending 2 of her children to school. After a kiss and a hug for each, her final words of advice were: ‘Remember you never, never talk to strangers’....