News - July, 2021

July, 2021

Retreat and recreation - Sunday reflection

Retreat and recreation - Sunday reflection

Posted: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 14:02

Reflecting on the Gospel for 16th Sunday of Year B, Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy highlights the value of taking time to step back, rest, refresh ourselves and contemplate.

After the excitement and the 'buzz' of the apostles being on mission, this week we are presented with the aftermath of such activity: there is need for rest and recuperation. As so often happens in the ministry of Jesus, we see his care... Read More »

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Trusted to make a difference: Sunday reflection

Trusted to make a difference: Sunday reflection

Posted: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 14:22

We don't often realise the level of trust Jesus placed in his disciples when he sent them out. Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy reflects on the message of trust, love and confidence in the Gospel for 15th Sunday of Year (Mark 6: 7-13). Image: Bernadette Lopez via qumran2.net

In the context of rejection and apparent failure in his home community of Nazareth, our Gospel today shows Jesus sending his disciples out... Read More »

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Accepting the freedom of Jesus

Accepting the freedom of Jesus

Posted: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:35

Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB asks us to accept the freedom offered to us by Jesus, the son of God incarnated as the carpenter from Nazareth, as he reflects on the Gospel for 14th Sunday of Year B. Image: Jesus the Carpenter by Marcello Cerrato, via qumran 2.net.

On this day of US Independence, our Gospel brings Jesus back home to Nazareth. Across the pond, I hope that, pandemic protocols allowing, my... Read More »

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