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The Church's Healing Touch?

fr David ask us to reflect on how we can brings Christ's healing presence to those most alone in the world.

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Liturgical Index

Baptism of the Lord

Cycle: A - 15th January 2014: BAPTISING JESUS

Peter Clarke O.P.

John had done a great job of preparing the people for the coming of Jesus. St. Matthew records that “Jerusalem and all Judaea and the whole... more »

Cycle: A - 9th January 2011: A New Beginning

Richard J. Ounsworth O.P.

Today's feast marks both an ending and a beginning. It is the final celebration of the Christmas period, a fact that is emphasised by the Divine... more »

Cycle: A - 13th January 2008: The Sudden Appearance of God in our World

Columba Ryan O.P.

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. We recall the moment when Jesus at the beginning of his public ministry came to John the Baptist and... more »

Cycle: A - 9th January 2005: Baptised for Mission

Isidore Clarke O.P.

In 2002 Pope John Paul II introduced five new mysteries of the Rosary, which he called the Luminous Mysteries. These cover Christ's public ministry... more »

Cycle: A - 13th January 2002: Baptism, our Tomb and Womb

Robert Ombres O.P.

Our baptisms were tame affairs. Quite likely when we were baptised we were babies, and a little water was gently and carefully poured on our heads by... more »

Cycle: B - 11th January 2015: Mercy and Loyalty

Richard Conrad O.P.

Note: In the Lectionary published in 1969, the first and second readings for today were the same each year; the revised version published in 1981... more »

Cycle: B - 11th January 2009: The Desert Becomes a City

Timothy J. Calvert O.P.

  Mark begins his Gospel in the desert, where John baptises and where Jesus will be tested by Satan. The desert is a place at the fringes of... more »

Cycle: B - 8th January 2006: Into the Promised Land

Neil Ferguson O.P.

On the first Sunday of Advent we heard the prophet Isaiah beseeching God, 'Oh that you would tear the heavens and come down.' Now six weeks later, on... more »

Cycle: B - 12th January 2003: Witnesses to Christ

Benjamin Earl O.P.

One of the more tedious parts of performing a baptism is making sure that the paperwork is in order, and the names of the candidate and the... more »

Cycle: C - 13th January 2013: Adopted Children

Dominic White O.P.

Religion is commonly blamed for two evils. The first is war. But while we can think of plenty of wars, some of them going on right now, in which... more »

Cycle: C - 10th January 2010: Let Us Be Buried With Christ

John Kenrick O.P.

According to St John's Gospel, John the Baptist performed his baptisms at a place called Bethany-beyond-Jordan, at the northern end of the Dead Sea... more »

Cycle: C - 7th January 2007: Extraordinary Time Begins

Peter Clarke O.P.

Christmastide! For most of us this refers to that season when we celebrate the infancy of Jesus, and nothing more. How odd, then, that I read in my... more »

Cycle: C - 11th January 2004: Divine Sonship and Mission

Robert Pollock O.P.

Today's celebration is one of great importance, containing many rich and important themes. It celebrates an end and a beginning, the end of the... more »