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'Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!' Sunday Reflections, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Prophet Jeremiah Byzantine Mosaic Artist [Web Gallery of Art]
So they took Jeremiah and threw him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king’s son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. Now there was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud (Jeremiah 38:6, First Reading).
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Gospel Luke 12:49-53 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! From now on, five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three; they will be divided: fa…

'The family is entrusted to a man, a woman and their children.' Sunday Reflections, Trinity Sunday Year C

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The Two Trinities, Murillo [Web Gallery of Art]

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Gospel John 16:12-15 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)
Jesus said to his disiples:
‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, because he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine. For this reason I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Léachtaí i nGaeilge
John 16:12-15 in Filipino Sign Language


During my kindergarten, primary and secondary school years, 1947 to 1961, my brother and I had breakfast and dinner - a midday meal for almost everybod…

'Stake your lives on noble ideals, my dear young people!' Sunday Reflections, Pentecost, Year C

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Pentecost, Sir Anthony van Dyck [Web Gallery of Art]

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Vigil Mass(Years A, B and C)
Mass during the Day
Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) [This page gives the readings for both the Vigil Mass and the Mass during the Day]
Liturgical Note. Pentecost, like Easter and some other solemnities, has a Vigil, properly so-called. This is not an ‘anticipated Mass’ but a Vigil Mass in its own right, with its own set of prayers and readings. It fulfils our Sunday obligation. There may be an extended Liturgy of the Word, similar to the Easter Vigil, with all the Old Testament readings used.
The prayers and readings of the Mass During the Day should not be used for the Vigil Mass, nor those of the Vigil Mass for the Mass During the Day. 
GospelJohn 20:19-23 (New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, Canada) 
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the…