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6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr A

6th Sunday in Ordinary Time Yr A

  Why Pope Francis Says ‘NO’ to Married Priests? Read the Exhortation. http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20200202_querida-amazonia.html Extracts from: POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION QUERIDA...

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020

Salt and Light What are the differences between the leader and the follower? When does a follower lead? The path to leadership is a hard one. True leaders are committed to a goal or a cause. They are also willing to sacrifice time, talent, and treasure for their...

2020 Presentation of the Lord Year A

2020 Presentation of the Lord Year A

  It is not too late to join in the experience of Alpha.  Come to the Church Hall from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday 4 February for Week 1 - Who is Jesus?  Do come along - alone or with friends.   The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord The Lord Jesus Christ, forty...

2020 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

2020 3rd Sunday Ordinary Time

  SACBC Launches a New Pastoral Plan to respond to the needs of our time The Catholic Church in Southern Africa will launch its new pastoral plan at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in Soweto on the 26th January 2020. The theme of this pastoral plan is “Evangelising...

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

2020 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year A

  Keep Moving! by Matthew Charlesworth SJ All around the country this week, matric students have been receiving their results. This is a time of joy and jubilation for many; but it may also be a time of anxiety, worry and disappointment for many more. There will...

2020 Baptism of the Lord

2020 Baptism of the Lord

  Baptism of the Lord The narration of Jesus submitting to John's baptism is a story that fleshes out what the hymn from Philippians teaches through its lyrics, that Christ, "though he was in the form of God did not regard equality with God something to be...

2020 Feast of Epiphany Year A

2020 Feast of Epiphany Year A

  Feast of Epiphany This ceremony of the blessing of the home and inscription of the initials of the three Magi above each door can be performed either by a priest or the father of the family.  Prayer: On entering the home, Leader (Priest, if present, or father...

Feast of the Holy Family Year A

Feast of the Holy Family Year A

  Pope at 'Urbi et Orbi' prays for the suffering children of the world  The theme of Pope Francis’ annual Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Message is “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light”. Urbi et Orbi, means literally “to the city and to the...

2019 4th Sunday Advent Year A

2019 4th Sunday Advent Year A

  In the last days leading to Christmas, Pope Francis dedicated his catechesis during the Wednesday General Audience to how we prepare for the coming of the Lord.  Dear Brothers and Sisters: In these last days of Advent, we do well to ask ourselves: How am I...

2019 3rd Sunday Advent

2019 3rd Sunday Advent

  Praying the O Antiphons: An Ancient Advent Tradition   During the final days of Advent, the anticipation increases as the birth of the Savior draws nearer and nearer.  In the eight days before Christmas this anticipation is marked by something special that...

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

What’s not to love about John the Baptist? Frankly, just about everything if you happen to be the object of his acidic critiques. But John was a big hit among certain folks. Matthew tells us, “Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole region around the Jordan were going out to him.” Today’s Scriptures force us into a choice: Either we confess that we’re part of the problem and take the plunge to work for a really different future, or we hang on in the style of the Sadducees or Pharisees. The biggest warning is that if we ignore John and his crowd, we’re not likely to recognize where Christ is working today.

2019 1st Sunday Advent Year A

2019 1st Sunday Advent Year A

  ADVENT Advent is the season of preparation for Christmas. The first Sunday of Advent is the beginning of the Christian year. On this first Sunday of Advent, we are reminded that we are waiting for the Lord’s coming not only at Christmas and at the End of Time,...