Gospel

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

The Word of God – Mission of Preaching and Teaching Today is celebrated as the “Sunday of the Word of God”. Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter “Aperuit illis”, published on 30 September, establishes that “the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God”. Pope Francis invites us never to …

Gospel

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

The Chosen One of God Last Sunday we reflected on Matthew’s account of Jesus’ baptism, on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today, we hear John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus as found in John’s Gospel. John’s Gospel differs from the other Gospels because John does not describe Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist. Instead, John the Baptist …

Gospel

Baptism of Our Lord

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Commitment to the Baptised Life Today we commemorate his baptism in the River Jordan when the Holy Spirit descended on him at the beginning of his public ministry. Baptism was given a new meaning by Jesus and all Christians share in that meaning. We have been baptised into the Christian faith by water and the Holy Spirit, and our Christian …

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Emmanuel—God with us: The Gospel, today, tells the story of the birth of Jesus from Joseph’s perspective. The way that Joseph and Mary face these circumstances tells us much about these holy people and their faith in God. Joseph and Mary are betrothed to be married. This is sometimes described as an engagement period, but it is more than that. …

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Third Sunday of Advent

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Rejoice in the Lord always: The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word meaning “rejoice.” This Sunday is so named because “Rejoice” is the first word in the entrance antiphon for today’s Mass taken from Philippians 4:4,5: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near.” This Sunday is …

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Second Sunday of Advent

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Key Theme of Advent: Repentance Today’s Gospel introduces John the Baptist and his preaching of repentance. He was the last in a long line of prophets who foretold the coming of the Messiah. He prepared the way for the Messiah by alerting God’s people to the Messiah’s impending arrival and by challenging them to change their lives by repenting for …

Baptism

Baptism Class and Baptism

Christ The King News and Announcements

Our next Baptism class will be held on Thursday February 27th at 7pm. If you wish to attend this class please book with the Parish Office. Parents/guardians are required to attend this preparation course. Baptisms will take place at 10:00am on Saturday 7 March.