‘Imagine a sower going out to sow …’

The readings this week are linked by images of nature, water, rain, growing crops and harvest. In the First Reading, the prophet Isaiah compares the word of God to the rain falling on the world, which ensures a good crop and thus feeds the people. Continuing this...

Come to me, and I will give you rest

There is a very welcome thread of joy and encouragement woven throughout the readings for this Sunday. The First Reading is a foretelling of the joyous Kingdom over which Jesus will reign, and a prophecy of his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem before his death and...

A few words from Fr Joe as we prepare to come back to Mass

The liturgy of the Church is full of ways to express thanks, gratitude, joy, blessings and appreciation to God for all the gifts that we receive in this life, one word is sometimes used to capture all of this exuberance, that word is Alleluia! At Eastertime, we say it...

Follow in my footsteps …

In this week’s readings we hear about the choices that have to be made in living a life in Christ, as well as of God’s generosity to anyone who welcomes a prophet or disciple. This is illustrated in the First Reading, where God rewards the repeated kindnesses of a...

Jesus instructed the Twelve: ‘Do not be afraid’

Today’s readings are very apt for our current times, where many of us are experiencing vulnerability, tension, and unpredictability. Yet as followers of Christ, we are being called to trust in God our Father, who knows us intimately and understands our needs. In...