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'Without the Sunday Eucharist we cannot live.' Sunday Reflections, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Cattle and Sheep in a Stormy Landscape, Paulus Potter  [Web Gallery of Art]

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Gospel Mark 6:30-34 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Fr Ragheed Aziz Ganni 
(20 January 1972 - 3 June 2007) I will raise up shepherds ove…

'So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.' Sunday Reflections, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Christ as Saviour, El Greco [Web Gallery of Art]

Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) GospelMark 6:7-13 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition) Jesus called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.He said to them, ‘Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.’So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.


Green Drove, Pewsey, with the Pewsey White Horse, south of t…

Keiko Uemura, a spring flower in the desert. Sunday Reflections, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Keiko Uemura on her First Communion Day, December 1971 Keiko died 27 April 1972, aged 14
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GospelMark 6:1-6 (New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition)
Jesus left that place and came to his home town, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, ‘Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?’ And they took offence at him. Then Jesus said to them, ‘Prophets are not without honour, except in their home town, and among their own kin, and in their own house.’ And he could do no deed of power there, except…