Theology and Scripture

Prayer Heavenly Father, Through the sacrament of marriage, your Church sees in human love a sign of your presence. The fruitful love of spouses is an example of what each of us is called to as your children: to generate life. The family is a place...
Shadows of family walking along
Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. All four Gospels relate...
A loaf broken in two
Show favour, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. This Sunday’s readings celebrate the closeness of God to us...
A shepherd driving his sheep along a valley
This Sunday we are drawn to reflect on choices. Before the beginning of all things, God chose us in Christ to be part of the unfolding of his blessing of creation and humanity. In the First Reading, Amos the shepherd tells of how he was not from any...
Two men walking with staff in hand along a path
O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. This week’s readings are full of encouragement...
Painting of the raising of Jairus' daughter
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