Gospel

Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Jesus said, “Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect” (5:48). He asked of his followers the perfection of love. Love is the synthesis of the New Law he brought. This love will enable us to overcome violent behaviour in our relations with others. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches us four methods of becoming holy and …

Gospel

Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

The Gospel today continues the reflections on Jesus’ great Sermon on the Mount. He is challenging his disciples to live a life of justice and righteousness which should exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus, as the new lawgiver, sets forth his own position with regard to the Law given through Moses, by providing new interpretation and meaning for …

Gospel

Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

In the Gospel today, Jesus uses the familiar metaphors of salt and light to describe the life of discipleship. We take salt and light for granted in our society, but these commodities were more precious in ancient cultures. Just as now, salt was used in Jesus’ time for flavouring, as a preservative, and as a healing agent. Similarly, the widespread …

Gospel

Presentation of the Lord

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple. The Presentation, which is celebrated 40 days after Christmas, is not mentioned in the other Gospels. Only Luke tells the story, most likely because he writes for Gentile Christians who are not familiar with the Jewish rite of presentation and purification. In addition, the intent of …

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 14 March.