Posts tagged Sunday readings

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 [...]

Love: Family Advent Group 4

This Friday was our final Family Advent group. The structure, like the adults’ group, only had one main activity and allowed more time for the children to investigate our theme of Love. After lighting candles, singing “Wait for the Lord” we thought about all we had done in the previous 3 weeks: Over the last [...]

Love: Advent Adult Group 4.

Here are the materials for our final adults’ Advent group. We began by hearing another poem by Chris Goan A time to love So now is the time For fun Said Mum Reaching deep into Her bulging bag of loves And carefully selecting One that squeaked   And in the circle of her arms His [...]