Theology and Scripture

This week’s readings, including the Psalm and Gospel in our Prego leaflet, reveal a God with power. As God’s creatures, the forces of nature listen to and obey the voice of their Creator. Though the storms of fear and doubt may have played more...
Storm at sea
Today we celebrate the great day of Pentecost, when Christ filled the Church with the power of his Spirit and sent his followers out into the world to bring his peace, joy and mercy to all. The First Reading tells the story of what happened on the...
A modern church with a dove in a ceiling light
God’s love is both profoundly faithful and utterly overwhelming. This is what this Sunday’s readings reveal, with the First Reading showing a love that is also universal. The early disciples, at first limited in their mission, are now convinced that...
A man holding the hand of a child walking on a beach.
Today’s readings remind us that when, like St Paul, ‘we believe in the name of Jesus Christ’, we accept the intimate relationship to which God invites us. We become branches of the true vine, Jesus Christ. The Gospel shows the amazing intimacy that...
Green grapes on a vine
This Sunday we are invited to deepen our awareness of the protective, caring love that surrounds us, holds us and sustains us. This love was made incarnate in Jesus the Good Shepherd. In John’s letter (Second Reading), we are encouraged to meditate...
Sheep and shepherd
In the midst of the joy and exuberance of Easter, this Sunday’s readings allow us to consider our sinfulness, our doubts and our weakness. This is not to weigh us down, but to bring us peace and encourage us to live the new life won for us. In the...
Fish grilling
John 20: 29 Reflect more on today's Mass readings: This Sunday
Doubt no longer but believe. John 20: 27 Image: a person stretching out their hand.
We come together today like the first believers, praying for unity of heart and soul. With our fellow Christians, we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, the Lord of Life! In the First Reading, we hear how belief in the resurrection bears...
St Thomas reaches to touch the side of Jesus
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