Category Archives: SUNDAY GOSPEL COMMENTARY

Twenty-Third Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 18: 15 – 20 Prayer Lord, you are divine energy and living irresistible might; Since, of the two of us it is you who are infinitely the stronger, it is you who must set me ablaze and change me … Continue reading

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Twenty-First Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 16: 13 – 20 Prayer Be with us, Lord Jesus. Be our companion on our way. In your mercy inflame our hearts and raise our hope, so that, in union with one another, we may recognise you in the … Continue reading

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Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Matthew 15: 21 – 28 First reading of the Gospel To-day’s reading demands of us a radical change in our thinking. As you read it for the first time consciously seek to find how this text is moving you towards … Continue reading

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Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Matthew 14: 22 -33 Prayer Your Word is near, O Lord our God. Your grace is near. Come to us then, with mildness and power. Do not let us be deaf to you, but make us receptive and open to … Continue reading

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Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

NOTE: As you read through this commentary you will find it has been divided up. You are advised to reflect on only ONE part at a time. It is wise to spread your prayer and reflection over a number of … Continue reading

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Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Matthew 13: 44 – 52 Prayer Oh Lord, open my lips. Oh Lord, open my mind. God, come to my aid. Oh Lord, make haste to help me. At the beginning and end of Chapter Three we read, “He told … Continue reading

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Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 13: 24 – 43  This reading gives us practical hints on how to pray with the scriptures. It is important to divide the text into parts. Read this Gospel passage and make your own divisions. Now compare your divisions … Continue reading

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Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matthew 13: 1 – 23  Praise the Lord, to whom our praise is due; Praise be the Lord, to whom our praise is due, now and forever. Blessed is the Lord our God, ruler of the universe, who has chosen … Continue reading

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Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year A

Matt 11: 25 – 30 We are about half-way through Matthew’s gospel. In this section of the gospel Jesus faces opposition. In this passage he seems to be looking back over his activities. He considers what he has achieved, successes … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday, Year A

Jn 3: 16 – 18 Introduction: The gospel of today is made up of only three verses, but if they are well understood, they may help us revise the ideas we have about God. Many Christians still link God with … Continue reading

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