Posts tagged Sunday readings

The Law and the Sermon on the Mount.

We have to decided if the Commandments and Jesus’ elaboration in his Sermon on the Mount are elusive ideals or that which every Christian seeks to make visible in their lives. At the moment, in our present age, it seems that we are still relatively certain that people are not living their lives always on […]

Jesus taught as one who had authority: Homily for 1st February 2015.

In our modern tech world, those who shout loudest and those who with great emotion speak about the cause close to their hearts often sway opinion. Anyone who might think other wise is often in danger of being dismissed and shouted down. A passionate, emotional stance on any given subject can be mistaken as an […]

A righteousness greater than the Scribes and Pharisees?

Sunday 6th in Ordinary Time year A I’d like to begin this meeting by introducing myself. I am Fr Neil Chatfield, I’ve been a sinner for 48 years. For 41 of those years i’ve been personally responsible for my actions. I have to confess that many times over those years I’ve aligned my will with […]

Behold the Lamb!

This week, the readings for Sunday returns to Isaiah’s Servant passages and to John the Baptist. The readings from this time of year focus on the revealing of who Jesus is. This week we hear John proclaim that Jesus is the Lamb of God. Here is a summary of Fr Neil’s Sermon on these themes. […]

The River and the Cross

I have thought a great deal about the Baptism of Christ, this week. In Children’s Liturgy I have focused on the ‘epiphany’ nature of the event. When we were Anglicans, Epiphany was a whole season from 6th January to Candlemas on 2nd February. We have the similar readings now and I am still aware of […]

Love: Reflection on Adult Advent Group 4.

This evening at our 4pm mass, the final candle on the Advent wreath will be lit. Advent, our time of waiting and preparation ends or rather reaches its fulfilment. As part of our preparation, Thursday saw our final Adults’ Advent group. We looked at the Gospel and quotes from Blessed John Paul II on our […]