Reflecting on the Sunday Gospel

Here are some resources you may find helpful to use as a means of reflecting on the Gospel of the weekend either on your own or in a family setting.

34th Sunday – The Feast of Christ the King – 22nd Nov. 2020
What does it mean to be part of a kingdom?

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 15th November 2020
We are called to be the best person we can be……

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 8th November 2020
Sometimes we need to stop and think……

31st Sunday and Feast of All Saints – 1st November 2020
A blueprint for a way of life.

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25th October 2020
If you had to condense all of the rules into one over arching rule, what would that be?

29th Sunday – Mission Sunday – 18th October 2020
A heart felt prayer to God the Father, by Jesus, for us his followers.

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11th October 2020
An invitation to a wedding feast goes wrong.

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 4th October 2020
We continue with another ‘vineyard’ parable.

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 27th September 2020
What we do really does matter…precisely because all really is grace, both gracious love and loving grace. 

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 20th September 2020
The story of what appears to be an unfair wage being paid out can speak to us of the generosity of the love of God.

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13th September 2020
The question of forgiveness arises. How many times are we to forgive someone who offends us?

Previous Sundays Below

For Children

Created by our weekend Children’s Liturgy of the Word group, a prayer service for parents to lead their children into a conversation on the Gospel story

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th August
Today we hear Jesus telling his disciples that it isn’t going to be easy to follow him.

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd August
Claire helps us to think about why Jesus asked his close friends what people are saying about him and what they think about his message.  

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th August
Lisa offers us ways of reflecting on the meaning of this slightly strange or unusual Gospel. A woman argues with Jesus until he changes his mind.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9th August
Elaine opens up the meaning of today’s Gospel for us and helps us to think about how we can show our faith in God this week.

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2nd August
Today Orla helps us to reflect on the meaning of the miracle of Jesus feeding over 5,000 people with just 5 loaves and 2 fish.

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th July
Today Niamh helps us to understand what Jesus means when he says that Heaven is like a treasure

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th July
Today Claire helps us to explore more of the stories Jesus tells us in helping us to know what having God in our lives is like.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th July
Today Lisa helps us to explore the Gospel of the farmer sowing seeds. We will hear what happens to those seeds as they fall on paths, on rocky ground, in patches of weeds and in good soil.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 5th July
Today Elaine helps us to explore the Gospel where we hear that God is there to ease our troubles not add to them.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28th June
Today Orla helps us to explore the |Gospel where we hear how we will be rewarded for our goodness.

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June
Niamh shows us that the Gospel today is about the experience of fear and of not being afraid.

Corpus Christi – 14th June
Claire brings our focus on Bread and how it sustains us as a way of opening a discussion on the feast of the Body of Christ

Trinity Sunday – 7th June
This week Lisa will be helping us with one of the most famous passages in the Bible, written by John, it tells us about God’s love and what he did to show us that love.  We will also see how today’s Feast, the Holy Trinity, is all about love.   

For Grown-Ups

Each link brings you to a structured approach to opening the Gospel in prayer either on your own or in a family setting. Give yourself time to follow the process.

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th August
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-30
We are asked to take up our cross……

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd August
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20
A deep question is posed; Who do you say that I am?

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th August
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
An interesting encounter with a most persistent woman.

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9th August
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
Battered in tempestuous times, unsettled, wavering, sinking. Yes, that’s us today but yes, it is also the community for which Matthew was writing. 

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 2nd August
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
When people are compassionate to us, it is because we need it and usually we are deeply touched and grateful. Such is our God!

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 26th July
Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52
We continue with Matthew in defining for us what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 19th July
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
Continuing to draw us into a fuller experience of the Kingdom of God within us.

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 12th July
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23
God of every harvest, it can be hard
today to be confident about the Good
News and yet we know that it is you
who give the growth

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 5th July
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30
On this Sunday, our Gospel is one of the most attractive and best-loved paragraphs in Matthew, breathing an air of invitation and serenity…just what we need, as we undertake the cautious next stage of easing the C-19 restrictions.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 28th June
Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42
Whoever finds his life, loses it, whoever loses her life will find it.

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 21st June
Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33
So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows!!

Corpus Christi – 14th June
Gospel: John 6:51-58
Exploring what it is to be a Eucharistic people

Trinity Sunday – 7th June
Gospel: John 3:16-18
Opening ourselves into the depth of the loving relationship that is God.



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