Advent: A Time of Waiting and Preparing

Advent offers a liturgical season when following the lectionary can have it adapted for a rather mixed group of pre-catechumenate and catechumens.  All of the texts should help to turn thoughts away from the glitz of commercialism that try to smother the individual...

Laudato si – Pope Francis’ awaited Encyclical on our common home: Mother Earth

Laudato si͛ (A brief summary) Pope Francis’ new Encyclical ‘Laudato si͛’ asks us to reflect on the world that we are living in, not just on the environmental issues but also about social issues affecting our world. The name means ‘Praise be to you’ and comes from St...

MYSTAGOGY: OPENING UP THE MYSTERY OF EASTER

How do we reflect on the Easter Mystery? This year for me it is rereading the scriptures: the Gospels of Mark, Mathew, Luke and John from The Last Supper to the Crucifixion and Resurrection and then to consider Paul’s story in Acts and 1 Corinthians. Looking at...