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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

First Sunday of Advent

Cycle: A - 1st December 2013: The Coming of the Son of Man

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

Sometimes people say that the Old Testament God is a God of fear, judgement and punishment, while the New Testament God is a God of love, forgiveness... more »

Cycle: A - 28th November 2010: Seize the Day

John Kenrick O.P.

In Advent, as we prepare for the annual celebration of a past event - Christ's birth - we are also preparing for a future event - Christ's return in... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd December 2007: Stay Awake!

Richard Finn O.P.

'Stay awake!' This robust, if ritual, call to vigilance opens the season of Advent; the Gospel seeks to rouse us from the spiritual torpor to which... more »

Cycle: A - 28th November 2004: The Cataclysmic Coming of Christ

Fergus Kerr O.P.

Christmas is coming! But the very idea that God --- whoever or whatever 'God' might be --- would become incarnate, human like us, seems quite beyond... more »

Cycle: A - 2nd December 2001: The Lord be with you

Allan White O.P.

One of the ways you can tell a culture is by how its members greet each other. In southern Germany and Austria you will be greeted with Grüss Gott -... more »

Cycle: B - 30th November 2014: Tear Open the Heavens and Come Down

Isidore Clarke O.P.

Have you ever felt like giving God a good shake to wake Him up? If so, you’re in good company. Impatiently, the Psalmist, speaking for his... more »

Cycle: B - 27th November 2011: What Are You Going To Watch?

Robert Verrill O.P.

Jesus takes watching very seriously. In today's short Gospel reading, Jesus tells us four times to watch – he's really hammering it home... more »

Cycle: B - 30th November 2008: Weeks of Watching

Benjamin Earl O.P.

I am given to understand that sleep deprivation is one of the records which is no longer supported by the Guinness Book of Records, for reasons of... more »

Cycle: B - 27th November 2005: Eager Longing

Dominic White O.P.

Every year Christians rightly call for a return to the real meaning of Christmas. Christmas without Christ is a celebration with no clear purpose,... more »

Cycle: B - 1st December 2002: Watch and Wait

Denis Geraghty O.P.

Today's Gospel reminds us of the coming of the Son of Man. He can come suddenly at any of the four watches of the night - in the evening, at... more »

Cycle: C - 2nd December 2012: May the Lord be Generous in Increasing Your Love

John Farrell O.P.

“May the Lord be generous in increasing your love.” That is a joyful prayer from our second reading and seems a fitting start for the... more »

Cycle: C - 29th November 2009: Walk in the Light of the Lord

Martin Ganeri O.P.

So we come to the beginning of Advent and the readings immediately put us on high alert. The Lord is coming, let us be ready! We are told to be... more »

Cycle: C - 3rd December 2006: The Coming of the Son of Man

Fabian Radcliffe O.P.

Jesus's words in the Gospel today are grim. He speaks of 'signs in the sun, moon and stars, nations in agony, the clamour of the oceans, men dying of... more »

Cycle: C - 30th November 2003: The Cares of This Life

Denis Minns O.P.

But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you... more »

Cycle: C - 3rd December 2000: Stand Upright

Timothy Radcliffe O.P.

'There will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and on the earth distress among the nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the... more »