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5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

FIFTH EASTER  (B)   There were 3 momentous events in the Early Church:    1. The conversion of Cornelius and his family.   2. The conversion of St. Paul  3. And the Council of Jerusalem.    These 3 events have had a tremendous influence, not only on the Early Church, but also on ... Read More »

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

THE GOOD SHEPHERD  (4th.  Easter B)  (shepherd 1)      The background to this morning's 1st. Reading is the cure of the cripple, at the entrance to the Temple. As Peter and John were entering the Temple, the crippled man begged for alms.   Peter replied: "I have neither silver nor ... Read More »

2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

2nd EASTER  (Johns Res. Odds) 

 In this morning’s 1st. Reading, St. Luke describes life in the early Christian community in idealistic terms.  (Acts 4:32-35, Acts daily 2).

-- All reading the Scriptures together. 

-- all one in mind & heart. 

-- All breaking bread together. “The breaking of Bread” is ... Read More »

EASTER SUNDAY, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

EASTER SUNDAY    In the Eastern Church, when Christians meet each other on Easter Sunday morning, one greets: "The Lord has risen". The other responds:  "The Lord  has truly risen". This simple greeting brings home to us the true meaning of Easter. Christ, our Saviour, has truly risen from the dead.   The fact that Christ has risen from the dead is a ... Read More »

HOLY THURSDAY, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

HOLY THURSDAY  (Thursday 2)    This evening we commemorate  3 different events.   We commemorate Christ celebrating  the  Passover Meal with his Apostles in the Upper Room.   We  commemorate  the institution of the Blessed Eucharist. &   We  commemorate  Christ washing the feet of his Disciples.     (A). The Jewish Passover (Exodus 12:1-8 & 11-14)  This evening's  1st. Reading gives us the ... Read More »

PALM SUNDAY - MAR 28, 2021

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

(8). The Problem Of A  Crucified Messiah  (Odds, John’s Res)    The problem of a  Crucified Messiah was one of the biggest problems for the Early Church.   The Book of Deuteronomy states:  "God's curse rests on him who hangs on a tree". (Deut. 21:22-23).   For the Jews, Jesus' crucifixion put him under this ... Read More »

MAR 14TH, 2021 - 4TH SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

4th. SUNDAY OF LENT (B)  (4thb 3)    All 3 Readings, in today's Liturgy,  speak of God’s  merciful love.   Despite the fact that they had repeatedly turned their backs on Him, the 1st. Reading tells us that God continued to love the people of Israel and eventually rescued them from captivity in ... Read More »

MAR 7TH, 2021 - 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS IN A CHRISTIAN CONTEXT?  (Covenant  L.S.)    A lot of people complain that nobody talks about the 10 Commandments anymore. They complain that they never hear priests preaching about them. They also complain that their children are not taught the Commandments in Faith Formation or, at ... Read More »

FEB 28TH, 2021 - 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

2nd. SUNDAY OF LENT (B)  (lent2. 2)  The history of our salvation begins with the call of Abraham.   In Genesis 12, God calls Abraham from his homeland in Mesapotamia & promises to make him into a great nation.   God promises Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars in ... Read More »

FEB 21ST, 2021 - 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

Posted by Fr John Morrissey

1st. Sunday of Lent  (Lent1. 2)    Last Wednesday, we started off Lent with the placing of ashes on our foreheads. We use ashes to remind us that we come from dust and that we will eventually return to dust. God is the Potter. We are the clay – we are the work ... Read More »