SUNDAY REFLECTIONS

He Made Us

23 September 2018 ( 25th Sunday in ordinary time )

[ Wisdom 2:12.17-20 ] [ James 3:16-4:3 ] [ Mark 9:30-37 ]

When asked what the four cardinal virtues were, St Bernard of Clairvaux replied: “Humility, humility, humility and humility”. The disciples were lost in a world shaped by selfishness and as St James puts it so aptly in his letter it is a world of jealousy and ambition, fighting amongst themselves using violence to get their own way. Their Lord and Master on the way to Jerusalem wanted to teach them something more. Jesus used the image of a child to illustrate trust in God’s power and providence abandoning themselves to him in the way of humility. Humility isn’t weakness; its working with our own weaknesses to synchronize ourselves with our Creator, being honest with ourselves and who we are- made in the image and likeness of God, blessed with different gifts and talents. Humility isn’t self-depreciating but self-abasing, working within His parameters with our own strengths to build upon His desire for us to live out His calling. Let us not seek to indulge our own desires but build upon how He made us for Himself.

MASS TIMES

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6.30 am, 6.00 pm (Sunset)

Sunday

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Saturday: 6.30 am, 6.00 pm (Sunset)

Tamil Mass

4 pm every 2nd Sunday

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2.30 pm every 4th Sunday

Charismatic Mass

8 pm every 1st Monday

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