Gospel Readings & Reflections

The Gospel – 5th February 2023

Sunday, 5th February 2023 – The Gospel Alleluia Jn 8:12 R. Alleluia, alleluia. I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 5:13-16 Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its […]

Gospel 22.1.2023

Sunday, 22nd January 2023 Alleluia Mt 4:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 4:12-23 or 4:12-17 When Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the […]

The Gospel 15.1.2023

Sunday, 15th January 2023 Alleluia Jn 1:14a, 12a R. Alleluia, alleluia. The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. To those who accepted him, he gave power to become children of God. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 1:29-34 John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, […]

The Gospel – 8th January 2023

8th January 2023 – Sunday   Matthew 3:13-17 for The Baptism of the Lord ‘This is my Son, the Beloved’. Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him. ‘It is I who need baptism from you’ he said ‘and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus […]

The Gospel – Christmas Day

The Gospel – Christmas Day – Sunday, the 25th December 2022 Alleluia R. Alleluia, alleluia. A holy day has dawned upon us. Come, you nations, and adore the Lord. For today a great light has come upon the earth. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was […]

Gospel and reflection 18.12.2022

The Gospel – 18th December 2022 Alleluia Mt 1:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 1:18-24 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was […]

Gospel 11th December 2022

Sunday, 11th December 2022 Third Sunday of Advent Gospel Matthew 11:2-11 John in his prison had heard what Christ was doing and he sent his disciples to ask him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or have we got to wait for someone else?’ Jesus answered, ‘Go back and tell John what you […]

Gospel 4.12.2022

Sunday, 4th December 2022 Alleluia Lk 3:4, 6 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths: all flesh shall see the salvation of God. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 3:1-12 John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” It […]

Gospel 27.11.2022

Sunday 27th November 2022 Alleluia Cf. Ps 85:8 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Show us Lord, your love; and grant us your salvation. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Mt 24:37-44 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. In those days before the […]

Gospel and Reflection 20.11.2022

Sunday, 20th November 2022 Gospel Lk 23:35-43 The rulers sneered at Jesus and said, “He saved others, let him save himself if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” Even the soldiers jeered at him. As they approached to offer him wine they called out, “If you are King of the Jews, save […]

Gospel 13.11.2022

Gospel – Sunday, 13th November 2022 Alleluia Lk 21:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 21:5-19 While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here– the days will […]

Gospel and reflection 6.11.2022

Gospel – 6th November 2022 Alleluia Rv 1:5a, 6b R. Alleluia, alleluia. Jesus Christ is the firstborn of the dead; to him be glory and power, forever and ever. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, […]

Gospel 30th October 2022

The Gospel – 30th October 2022 Alleluia Jn 3:16 R. Alleluia, alleluia. God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 19:1-10 At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man […]

Gospel 23.10.2022

The Gospel 23rd October 2022 Alleluia 2 Cor 5:19 R. Alleluia, alleluia. God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, and entrusting to us the message of salvation. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else. “Two people went up to […]

Gospel and reflection 16.9.2022

The Gospel – 16th October 2022 Alleluia Heb 4:12 R. Alleluia, alleluia. The word of God is living and effective, discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Lk 18:1-8 Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary. He said, “There was a judge in […]

Gospel and Reflection 9.10.2022

Sunday, 9th October 2022 Gospel Lk 17:11-19 As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he travelled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” And when he saw them, he said, […]

Gospel 2.10.2022

Sunday, 2nd October 2022 Gospel Lk 17:5-10 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you. “Who among you would say to your […]

Gospel and reflection 25.9.2022

25th September 2022 Gospel  Luke 16:19-31 Jesus said to the Pharisees: ‘There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there lay a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with the scraps that fell from […]

Gospel and reflection 18.9.2022

Sunday, 18th September 2022 Gospel Lk 16:1-13 Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward who was reported to him for squandering his property. He summoned him and said, ‘What is this I hear about you? Prepare a full account of your stewardship, because you can no longer be my steward.’ The […]

Gospel 11th September 2022

Sunday, 11th September 2022 The Gospel Lk 15:1-10 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them he addressed this parable. “What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one […]

Gospel and reflection 4.9.2022

September 4th, 2022 Gospel Lk 14:25-33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after […]

Gospel 28.8.2022

August 28th, 2022 The Gospel Luke 14:1, 7–14 On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honour at the table. “When […]

Gospel reading – “the narrow gate”

August 21st, 2022 Gospel Lk 13:22-30 Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?” He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not […]

Gospel 14th August 2022

Gospel – 14th August 2022 Lk 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have […]

The Gospel 31.7.2022

Gospel 31st July 2022 Lk 12:13-21 Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” He replied to him, “Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” Then he said to the crowd, “Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, […]

Gospel reading and reflection 17.7.2022

Gospel 17th July 2022 Lk 10:38-42 Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister […]

Gospel reflection: when you are shunned or laughed at for doing God’s work

  Alleluia Col 3:1 R. Alleluia, alleluia. If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. R. Alleluia, alleluia.   Gospel Jn 15:18-21 Jesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, […]

Abandon your big worry and truely trust the Lord

Alleluia See Lk 24:46, 26 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, and so enter into his glory. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel Jn 14:27-31a Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. […]

Gospel and reflection – why we read the word of God!

    Gospel Jn 10:22-30 The feast of the Dedication was taking place in Jerusalem. It was winter. And Jesus walked about in the temple area on the Portico of Solomon. So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the […]

Do we recognise Jesus? Luke 24:13-16

Gospel Lk 24:13-35 That very day, the first day of the week, two of Jesus’ disciples were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with […]

Gospel, readings and reflection – Easter Sunday

  Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Easter Day Lectionary: 42 Reading I Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter proceeded to speak and said: “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. […]

Gospel: Luke 11:29-32

  Gospel Lk 11:29-32 While still more people gathered in the crowd, Jesus said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to […]

Gospel and readings 27.2.2022

Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 84 Reading I Sir 27:4-7 When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear; so do one’s faults when one speaks. As the test of what the potter molds is in the furnace, so in tribulation is the test of the just. The fruit of a tree shows the care […]

Mark 8:22-26

_______________________________ _____________________ Gospel Mk 8:22-26 When Jesus and his disciples arrived at Bethsaida, people brought to him a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. Putting spittle on his eyes he laid his hands on the man and asked, “Do […]

Mark 8:11-13

Gospel Does someone reject the love you try to bestow up them? Mk 8:11-13 The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to […]