5th  Sunday of Lent

29th March

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Ezekiel 37:12-14
Psalm – Psalm 130:1-8
Reading 2 – Romans 8:8-11
Gospel – John 11:1-45

Reflection on today’s Gospel by Fr Kevin

The Gospel this Sunday is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. (John  11: 1-45).

There are just two lines that jump out and I think are particularly applicable to our circumstances.

“Jesus said ‘This sickness will not end in death but in God’s glory”.

Make no mistake! We will all have to face death at some point. And the Lord does not promise that Covid-19 will leave us unscathed. But he does promise that the final end is not death; it is God’s glory.

If we can live these difficult times close to the Lord, then the final end, imperfect and veiled in this life but perfect and radiantly shining forth in the next, will be the glory of our God who loves us so much that he is willing to suffer and die with and for us.

The second verse that jumps out is is that phrase the Lord speaks looking at the risen Lazarus who is still wrapped in his burial cloth: “Unbind him, let him go free.”

We at present are deprived of so many things we consider normal. But perhaps in these moments when so many of you have to live together as a family, when the hustle and business of our ‘normal’ life has evaporated, it might be good to ask:

  • what are the things in our lives that truly set us free?
  • what about the things that looked so necessary only last week, those things we “had” to do?

Now that we are not doing them, might it be that some of those things just held us bound?

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4th  Sunday of Lent

22nd March

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A
Psalm – Psalm 23:1-6
Reading 2 – Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel – John 9:1-41

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3rd Sunday of Lent

15th March

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Exodus 17:3-7
Psalm – Psalm 95:1-9
Reading 2 – Romans 5:1-2, 5-8
Gospel – John 4:5-42

Fr Douglas Homily (Gospel in video above)

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2nd Sunday of Lent

8th March

The-Transfiguration

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Genesis 12:1-4A
Psalm – Psalm 33:4-22
Reading 2 – 2 Timothy 1:8-10
Gospel – Matthew 17:1-9

Deacon John 2nd Sunday of Lent 2020  wma

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1st Sunday of Lent

1st March

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7
Psalm – Psalm 51:3-17
Reading 2 – Romans 5:12-19
Gospel – Matthew 4:1-11

Fr Douglas homily on  Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7

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