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Trinity Sunday to Feast of Christ The King 2012 - Liturgical Year B

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Ordinary Time (#2) scroll down for date required. 'Green time' in the church, for growth after the time of revelation, for continuing renewal and response to the good news from Jesus. Not so 'ordinary' but really the 'season of the Holy Spirit' ~ Fr. F. Harris. click here for 2011-12 page 1 Advent '11 to Pentecost '12

Trinity Sunday, 3rd June 2012 - Year B - Gospel - Matthew 28:16-20 - "I will be with you always" - read by Fr. John Richardson
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson
11am Mass (8:36 mins)

(Pray: for a deepening of your faith in God, father, Son & Holy Spirit.)

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[ 1st reading, Deuteronomy 4:32-34,39-40; Ps, 32; 2nd Romans 8:14-17 ]

Trinity Sunday, 3rd June 2012 Gospel - Matthew 28:16-20 - Homily by Fr. Frank Harris 9am Mass (9:14 mins) listen to audio file use player controls to listen >>


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Sunday, 10th June 2012 - Feast of Corpus et Sanguis Christi (transferred) Gospel - Mark 14:12-16,22-26 "This is My body ... this is My blood ... of the new covenant" with Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 9am Mass (11:01 mins) >>>

  (Pray: for an increase in vocations to the priesthood so that no one may be deprived of the gift of the Eucharist.)
"do this in remembrance of me". These words establish every Lord's Supper or Eucharist as a "remembrance" of Jesus' atoning death, his resurrection, and his promise to return again. "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (1 Cor 11:26)

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[ 1st reading,  Exodus 24:3-8; Ps, 115; 2nd  Hebrews 9:11-15 ]

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17th June 2012 - 11th Sunday in Ordinary time. Year B - Gospel - Mark 4:26-34 - "The growth of the Kingdom" - read by Fr. John Richardson
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson
11am Mass (10:21 mins)

(Pray: for all who work to sow the seeds of God's Kingdom.)

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[ 1st reading, Ezek 17:22-24; Ps, 91; 2nd 2 Cor 5:6-10 ]

17th June 2012 - 11th Sunday in Ordinary time. Year B - Gospel - Mark 4:26-34 - Homily by Fr. Frank Harris 9am Mass (9:14 mins) 
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Sunday 24th June 2012 - Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist, Year B - Gospel - Luke 1:57-66.80 - "Preparing the way" - read by Fr. John Richardson. Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 11am Mass (11:12 mins) 
(Pray: Lord, help me to witness to you as fearlessly as John the Baptist; for all those who have been persecuted for the sake of the Gospel.)

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[ 1st reading, Isaiah 49:1-6; Ps, 138; 2nd Acts 13:22-26 ]

Sunday 24th June 2012 - Solemnity of the Birth of St John the Baptist, Year B - Gospel - Luke 1:57-66.80  - Homily by Fr. Frank Harris 9am Mass (10:49 mins)

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Sunday 1st July 2012 - 13th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - Mark 5:21-43 - 'Healings; Belief' - Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 9am Mass (13:54 mins) (Pray: 1: Lord, I thank You for the gift of faith. Help me to keep on believing and trusting in you.  2: Lord Jesus, you love each of us individually with a unique and personal love. Touch my life with your saving power, heal and restore me to fullness of life. Help me to give wholly of myself in loving service to others. 3: For all those who feel isolated or stigmatized due to physical or mental illness.)

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[1st reading,  Wisdom 1:13-15;2:23-24; Ps, 29; 2nd 2 Corinthians 8:7.9.13-15]

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Sunday 8th July 2012 - 14th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Gospel - Mark 6:1-6
- 'Rejected by His own'
Homily by visiting Priest, Fr. Peter Coxe
(11:22 mins)
(Pray: 1. Deepen my faith, Lord. Keep me always faithful to you. Amen; 2. Many martyrs gave up their lives because they preached the Gospel with courage. Thank God for them and pray for Christians everywhere, that they may have similar courage; 3. Make a conscious effort to aware of God's power at work in those around you.)

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[1st reading, Ezekiel 2:2-5; Ps, 12; 2nd 2 Corinthians 12:7-10]

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Sunday 15th July 2012 - 15th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Gospel - Mark 6:7-13
- 'they set off in pairs to preach repentance ...'
Homily by visiting Priest, Fr. Peter Coxe
(12:15 mins) 
(Pray: 1. Lord. Help me to be an effective witness to You always. Amen; 2. Thank God for missionaries, those who left home and travelled light, in order to preach the Good News. Pray for them; 3. Think about your attitude to material things. How light do you travel?)

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[1st reading, Amos 7:12-15; Ps, 84: 9-14; 2nd ]

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Sunday 22nd July 2012 - 16th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - Mark 6:30-34 read by Dn. John Gilbert - 'The apostles rejoined Jesus & told Him all they had done and taught... they went off in a boat to a lonely place ...' Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 11am Mass (10:11 mins) (Pray: 1. Lord. Help me to be compassionate as you are compassionate; 2. For those in authority in our Church, that they will be good leaders; Do: Visit someone sick or in need of support or a kind word?)

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[1st reading, Jeremiah 23:1-6; Ps, 22; 2nd ]

22nd July 2012 - 16th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Homily by Fr. Frank Harris
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Sunday 29th July 2012 - 17th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - John 6:1-15 - "Gift for the hungry" - read by Fr. John Richardson. 
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson
('God is where we let Him in, Jesus is able to work a miracle'.) 11am Mass (11:34 mins)
(Pray: 1. For a deeper understanding of the gift of the Eucharist. Ask the Lord to increase your faith; 2. Lord, You feed me with the Bread of Life. Help me to respond generously to this most precious gift, Amen.)

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[ 1st reading, 2 Kings 4:42-44; Ps, 144; 2nd Ephesians 4:1-6 ]

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Sunday 5th August 2012 - 18th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - John 6:24-35 - "The Bread of Life" - Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson ('Sacred Scripture, nourishment for faith'.) 9am Mass (11:09 mins) 
(Pray: 1. For a deeper belief in Jesus as the Bread of Life; 2. Lord, help me to know that only in You will I find the answer to all life's searches and all life's questionings, Amen.)

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[ 1st reading, Exodus 16:2-4.12-15; Ps, 77; 2nd  ]

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Sunday 12th August 2012 - 19th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - John 6:41-51 - 'Living Bread'; "If anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever" - Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 11am Mass (5:35 mins) 
(Pray: 1. Thank God for the gift of faith you have received; 2. Lord, thank You for the gift of Yourself in the Eucharist, Amen.)
Reflection for 12th August from RC.net

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[ 1st reading, 1 Kings 19:4-8; Ps, 33; 2nd Ephesians 4:30-5:2 ]

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15th August 2012 - Feast of the Assumption
Gospel Luke 1:39-56 'My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord'.
Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 10am Mass (7:25 mins)

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Sunday 19th August 2012 - 20th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - 
Gospel - John 6:51-58
- 'This is the bread come down from heaven'

Homily not available for today
[ 1st reading, Proverbs 9:1-6; Ps34:2-3,10-15; 2nd Ephesians 5:15-20 ]
Reflection for 19th August from RC.net

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Sunday 26th August 2012 - 21st Week in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homily not available for today, see instead:
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Sunday 2nd September 2012 - 22nd Week in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Sunday 9th September 2012 - 23rd Week in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Sunday 16th September 2012 - 24th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - Gospel - Mark 8:27-35
Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson
11am Mass (12:14 mins)

[ 1st reading, Isaiah 50:5-9; 2nd James 2:14-18 ]

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Sunday 23rd September 2012 - 25th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - 
Gospel - Mark 9:30-37
- "If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all." Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 11am Mass (6:59 mins)
(Pray: 1. Lord, help me to keep my focus always on You, Amen; 2. For the Church, that it will not give in to temptation of power and status but rather to humble service of others.)

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[ 1st reading; Wisdom 2:12,17-20; Ps.53:3-6,R.v6; 2nd; James 3:16-4:3 ]

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Sunday 30th September 2012 - 26th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Gospel - Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48
'Cut out sin'
Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 11am Mass (6:48 mins)
(Pray: 1. Lord, help me to live in such a way that everything I do is pleasing to You, Amen; 2. For anyone you might have hurt in the past and for all those who have been hurt by Christians or in the name of Christ.)

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[ 1st reading; Numbers 11:25-29; Ps.18; 2nd; James 5:1-6 ]

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Sunday 7th October 2012 - 27th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Pastoral Letter, 'The Year of Faith ' >> listen or read

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Sunday 14th October 2012 - 28th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
Gospel - Mark 10:17-30
'Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'  Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 11am Mass (7:17 mins)

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[ 1st reading; Wisdom 7:7-11; 2nd; Hebrews 4:12-13 ]

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Sunday 21st October 2012 - 29th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B
 
World Mission Sunday 2012 - appeal by Fr. Rob Morland of the Society of African Missions - Link #2 (14:17 mins)

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Sunday 28th October 2012 - 30th Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - 
Gospel - Mark 10:46-52
'Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.' - What do you want Me to do for you?' Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 11am Mass (6:26 mins)
(Pray: Bartimaeus asks to see and as Christians, that must also be our prayer,  Are you blind to what really counts, to see with the eyes of faith, to believe? Pray that you will see Jesus like that. Amen.)

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[ 1st reading, Jer 31:7-9; Ps 125: 2nd Heb 5:1-6 ]

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Solemnity of All Saints 1st November 2012 - Gospel - Matthew 5:1-12

Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 10am Mass (7:15 mins)

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Sunday 4th November 2012 - 31st Week in Ordinary Time, Year B - 
Gospel - Mark 12:28-34
'The command to love God and our neighbour is the greatest of all the commandments'.
Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier
11am (7:29 mins)
(Pray: Thank God throughout the week for his wonderful gift of love. Amen.)

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[ 1st reading; Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Ps 17; 2nd; Hebrews 7:23-28 ]

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Sunday 11th November 2012 - 32nd Week in Ordinary Time, Year B (Remembrance Sunday) Gospel - Mark 12:38-44 - 'Beware attention seekers'; 'the widow gave all she had'. Homily by Fr. Philip Dyson 9am (11:34 mins) (Pray: 1 - Lord, open my heart in generosity to the people around me everyday; 2 - for aid workers and organisations at home and abroad. Amen.)

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[ 1st reading; 1 Kings 17:10-16; Ps 145; 2nd; Hebrews 9:24-28 ]

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Sunday 18th November 2012 - 33rd Week in Ordinary Time, Year B Gospel - Mark 13:24-32 - 'My words will not pass away'.
Homily by Fr. Louis Rieunier 9am (5.28mins)
(Pray: for all those who are feeling despair and who lack faith that God is near to them. Amen.)

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[ 1st reading; Daniel 12:1-3; Ps 145; 2nd; Hebrews 10:11-14,18 ]

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Sunday 25th November 2012 - Solemnity of Christ the King.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Christopher Budd,
click here to read it - or listen (with Gospel - John 18:33-37 - 'Mine is not a kingdom of this world'.) 9am (6.05mins)  (Pray: 1. Jesus, You alone are my king, my Lord, my teacher, my model. help me to live like You. 2. For all world leaders and all in authority that they will use their office to benefit everyone and to promote gospel values of justice, peace and love. Amen.)

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[ 1st reading; Daniel 7:13-14; Ps 92; 2nd; ]
Reflection for 25th November from RC.net

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