14th Sunday in Ordinary time

‘The Lord appointed seventy-two others.’ That’s roughly three times the number of people gathered in this church this morning. Who were those ‘seventy-two others’? What were their names? We don’t know. We do know though that they were other than the twelve Apostles, the closest confidants of Jesus, who would later be given responsibility for the church. Those ‘seventy-two others’ were ‘ordinary’ followers of Jesus. What were they appointed to? ‘The Lord [...] sent them out ahead of him, to all the towns and places he himself was to visit.’ Their appointment wasn’t made to tickle their ambitions or to flatter their egos. They were chosen to be trailblazers for Jesus, to be his heralds. It was an easy job, wasn’t it? Going to places and talking to random people about Jesus - easy-peasy, right? If you think so, recall those moments when you have been talking to strangers about Jesus… Have you? I’m quite sure that our predominant experience is that...
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Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible

If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible. You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we grow closer to Christ. Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you uncover the story woven through Scripture with its clever narrative approach and ingenious colour-coded Bible Timeline. It is a great way to get the “big picture” of the Bible and see how our Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture. You’ll see how the Bible reveals God’s loving plan for your life, and you will learn helpful ways to put your faith into practice.      The study includes a series of eight informative and engaging half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. You will receive: a Bible study...
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