Sunday Reflections

Weekly reflections from Fr Michael based on the liturgy of the Word of that Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent (A)

First Reading: Isaiah 35. 1 – 6a, 10Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 146)Second Reading 5. 7 – 10Gospel: Matthew 11. 2 - 11Those who enjoy reading poems will appreciate today’s first reading with its vivid and lushimages composed for the people of God who were exiles in...

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT (CYCLE A)

First Reading: Isaiah 11. 1 – 10Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 72. 1 – 2, 7 – 8, 12 -13, 17.Second Reading: Romans 15. 4 – 9Gospel: Matthew 3. 1 – 12Today the Church wants us to meet Jesus through John the Baptist. ‘He was a heard, acrier warning the citizens of the...

First Sunday of Advent (Cycle A)

In Joyful Hope First Reading (Isaiah 2. 1 – 5) Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 122) Second Reading (Romans 11 – 14) Gospel (Matthew 24. 37 – 44)Jesus spoke to his disciples: “As the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of theSon f Man. For as in those days before the...