• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Scripture Reflections
Friday, 04 October 2013 12:06

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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As Jesus and his disciples are on the way to Jerusalem, they stop for a breather. Suddenly they say, "Lord, increase our Faith." Why did they say this?


This Sunday Luke provides one of Jesus’ more powerful parables for our consideration: 


Friday, 27 September 2013 09:13

The Beauty of Bridges - reflection

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frbillbburtsvd 150Bridges are among the most important structures that are built in probably every society. Long or short, low or tall, made from rock, concrete, steel, wood or maybe from vines and bamboo, bridges are built to enable people to connect to each other. While made for practical reasons, they are very often things of great beauty. From ancient times till the present, people have designed bridges that not only bring people together but also have a "wow" factor. We can marvel at the engineering expertise of the designers and builders of the bridges we use, while at the same time admire their beauty.


Friday, 20 September 2013 18:19

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Let’s say that you are on a boat with all your belongings as you are transferring house. Then there is a big storm and slowly the boat is taking on some water.

Friday, 13 September 2013 10:07

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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There is a logic to grace that is just confounding to the logic of justice. We have all come of age in a time where the logic of justice prevails.

Friday, 06 September 2013 11:46

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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I imagine Jesus chuckling at us as he asks, “If one of you decides to build a tower, will he not first sit down and calculate the outlay to see if he has enough money to complete the project?”

Thursday, 29 August 2013 20:13

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The first reading of today's liturgy and Luke's Gospel account of conducting oneself properly at a wedding feast have a common theme: that of pride versus humility.

Saturday, 24 August 2013 10:30

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Last week, we had a severe earthquake here in Wellington. It struck at about 2:30 in the afternoon with a magnitude of 6.5. 

Martin Luther once wrote, "Can a rock that has been in the sunlight all day not fail to give off warmth and heat at night? Can a Christian who has lived in the sunlight of God's love not fail to give off warmth and love?


Friday, 16 August 2013 11:42

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“I have come to set the earth on fire.” Friends, these are strong words. 


Friday, 09 August 2013 10:46

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Life is such a delicate balance. We have always lived on the edge with one toe dangling somewhat half-heartedly into the future and the greater part of ourselves clinging as if magnetized to my present place. That in itself is ironic, for the spot to which we cling was only yesterday.

Friday, 02 August 2013 16:47

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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All three readings of today’s liturgy make reference to material possessions. We live in a world where the wise management of finances, property and possessions is necessary and even praiseworthy, and yet there is a fine line between earning enough and being rich.


Friday, 26 July 2013 11:13

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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One of the best-selling books lately is the “…for Dummies” series. This series is so popular because it has something for everybody.

At this time of year shop-keepers encourage us to celebrate "Christmas in July". Their motive is purely commercial: Get people to buy presents for each other, to have parties…..do things that will boost the economy. In actual fact, though, there's no reason why we shouldn't reflect on the message of Christmas in July, or at any other time of the year.

Friday, 19 July 2013 15:26

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Friends, this little story of Martha and Mary which is our gospel for this weekend has a way of getting into our minds.