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Reading 2, Second Corinthians 5:17-21 17 So for anyone who is in Christ, there is a new creation: the old order is gone and a new being is there to see. 18 It is all God’s work; he reconciled us to himself through Christ and he gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 19 I mean, […]

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Gospel, Luke 18:9-14 9 He spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being upright and despised everyone else, 10 ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer to himself, “I thank you, God, […]

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Reading 1, Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 1 ‘And now, Israel, listen to the laws and customs which I am teaching you today, so that, by observing them, you may survive to enter and take possession of the country which Yahweh, Godof your ancestors, is giving you. 5 Look: as Yahweh my Godcommanded me, I have taught […]

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Gospel, Luke 13:1-9 1 It was just about this time that some people arrived and told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with that of their sacrifices. At this he said to them, 2 ‘Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than any others, that this should have happened to […]

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Gospel, Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 1 The tax collectors and sinners, however, were all crowding round to listen to him, 2 and the Pharisees and scribescomplained saying, ‘This manwelcomes sinners and eats with them.’ 3 So he told them this parable: 11 Then he said, ‘There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger […]

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Reading 1, Jeremiah 17:5-10 5 Yahweh says this, ‘Accursed be anyone who trusts in human beings, who relies on human strength and whose heart turns from Yahweh. 6 Such a person is like scrub in the wastelands: when goodcomes, it does not affect him since he lives in the parched places of the desert, uninhabited, […]

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Gospel, Matthew 20:17-28 17 Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, and on the road he took the Twelve aside by themselves and said to them, 18 ‘Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man is about to be handed over to the chief priests and scribes. They will condemn him to […]

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Happy feast of St Joseph!

Who was St. Joseph? St. Joseph truly is the silent figure of the New Testament. For instance, the Gospel does not record one spoken verse for St. Joseph. Nevertheless, what this great saint did in his life for God speaks volumes. To appreciate him and his role in salvation, we need to glean the Gospels. […]

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Reading 2, Philippians 3:17–4:1 17 Brothers, be united in imitating me. Keep your eyes fixed on those who act according to the example you have from me. 18 For there are so many people of whom I have often warned you, and now I warn you again with tears in my eyes, who behave like […]

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Gospel, Matthew 5:43-48 43 ‘You have heard how it was said, You will love your neighbour and hate your enemy. 44 But I say this to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you; 45 so that you may be children of your Father in heaven, for he causes his sun to […]

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