Posted: Tue, 19 May 2020 12:20
A reflection for the 7th Sunday of Easter, World Communications Sunday, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Photo: Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference
We find ourselves in this 'waiting time' between the celebration of Ascension and the remembrance of Pentecost. On this day, we recall that the disciples are still in their prayerful lockdown with Mary in the home of Eucharist, the Upper Room. They have to... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 13:03
A reflection on the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB. Image: Church of Jesus Christ Media Library
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 18:00
For a few months, we've been sharing videos on Facebook, with Sr Ella Flynn FMA reflecting on the Sunday Gospel. Those videos are now on a playlist on our YouTube channel, where you can watch all of the collection so far, and see the 'Salesian Sundays' videos we post in future. The link to the full playlist is in 'More information' below.
Spend a few moments in Sr Ella's company, and gain some prayerful... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 18:07
A reflection on the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB
In our Gospel today we see Jesus trying to encourage his disciples, reminding them that there are "many rooms in my father's house" (John 14:2). I'm reminded of a very pious and holy nun I met on a Retreat; during the week it became obvious that the Sister Superior of this convent was VERY strict. As the week came... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:57
A reflection on the Gospel for 4th Sunday of Easter, by Fr Gerry O'Shaughnessy SDB.
Image by Bernardette Lopez via Qumran2
John 10: 1-10 I have come that you may have life and have it to the full.
On this Good Shepherd Sunday we are reminded of the strength of Jesus as a teacher and his use of parables to make his point. He is talking to an audience who will naturally understand his thinking and make... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 20:25
A reflection on the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, from Fr O'Shaughnessy SDB
Luke 24:13-35 Two disciples travelling to a village called Emmaus come to recognise our risen Lord in the breaking of the bread, as he opened the Scriptures to them
Our Gospel this Sunday is all about the need for ENCOUNTER: we need to to have a real encounter with the Risen Lord if we are going to have meaning in our... Read More »