Edition: Scripture Reflections And Commentaries

Scripture reflection: ‘Do not be afraid; only have faith!’

17 June 2021

We are encouraged to have faith in the Lord and in the life that God brings – not just here on earth, but also in heaven. 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 27 June 2021

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Homily notes: 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year B

17 June 2021

Homily notes for 13th Sunday In Ordinary Time Year B, 1 July 2018

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Homily notes: Twelth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 20 June 2021

Fr Brendan Byrne SJ 10 June 2021

The disciples knew enough to at least they ask the right question, ‘who is this, who even the winds and the sea obey?’

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Scripture reflection: Christ is with us at every moment of our lives

10 June 2021

This week’s readings reveal a God with power. As God’s creatures, the forces of nature listen to and obey the voice of their Creator. 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 20 June 2021

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Scripture reflection: This is what the Kingdom of God is like ...

3 June 2021

This Sunday, the Old Testament reading, Psalm and Gospel alike all use simple and beautiful images from nature to teach us eternal truths. 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B, 13 June 2021  

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Homily notes: 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B

3 June 2021

Most of Jesus’ parables, including the two featured in today’s Gospel, address the differences between the Kingdom as proclaimed by Jesus and the wider expectation of the crowds.

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Homily notes: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Year B, 6 June 2021

27 May 2021

The feast of the Body and Blood of Christ enables the Eucharist to be set in a broader scriptural context than is possible on Holy Thursday. This year the wider context appears in readings unified around the theme of the ‘blood of the covenant.’

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Scripture reflection: ‘Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood will live in me and I in him’

27 May 2021

On this feast of Corpus Christi we give thanks for who we are, and all that God has done for us. The readings show how God’s plan moves towards a new covenant of love through Christ. 

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Scripture reflection: Glory be to the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit

20 May 2021

The feast of the Most Holy Trinity seems to enclose the Paschal season and the whole liturgical year in our celebration of the central mystery of our faith. The Most Holy Trinity Year B, 30 May 2021

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Homily notes: The Most Holy Trinity Year B, 30 May 2021

20 May 2021

The Church closes the long Lent–Eastertide liturgical season with a feast that invites us to sit back and reflect upon the nature of God as revealed in the Paschal mystery: the feast of the Holy Trinity.

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Homily notes: The role of the spirit

14 May 2021 TH

The universal mission of the Church is to be a “light for the revelation of the nations”. Pentecost Sunday Year B, 23 May 2021

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Scripture reflection: The spirit of truth

14 May 2021 TH

Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost, when Christ filled the Church with the power of his Spirit and sent his followers out into the world to bring his peace, joy and mercy to all. Pentecost Sunday Year B, 23 May 2021

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