Thoughts for the Day

  Celebrating St Patrick's Day

Mar 17, 2023
Today is the feast of St Patrick, the great missionary responsible for the conversion of Ireland.
Read more

  Reflections on today’s gospel from Luke 11:14-23

Mar 16, 2023
It is obvious that it was divine power working through Jesus that expelled the demon out of the man who could not speak.
Read more

  What did Jesus mean?

Mar 15, 2023
On the second Sunday of Lent, we heard the gospel story of the Transfiguration where Peter, James and John saw Jesus talking to Moses and Elijah who represent the Law and the prophets
Read more

  "Forgive us our sins"

Mar 14, 2023
There is that striking response to Psalm 50 that is chanted at the mass on Friday after Ash Wednesday.
Read more

  "A prophet is not accepted in his or her country."

Mar 13, 2023
Today's gospel from Luke 4: 24-30 reminds me of a situation that occurred in the parish of Combapata in the Andes of Peru.
Read more

  The parable of the vineyard

Mar 10, 2023
Here in Aotearoa we are familiar with the method of farming where a landowner contracts sharemilkers to use the land for a percentage of the production
Read more

  The parable of Dives and Lazarus

Mar 09, 2023
Today’s gospel reading from Luke 16:19-31 is about Dives and Lazarus
Read more