In this edition we are reminded of the season of Advent and we prepare with hope, joy, excitement and much anticipation for the coming of Christ.

We also recognise that this is a time of the year that presents many challenges for the people that we serve. Such challenges include disconnection from loved ones, anxieties around the holiday season, including the financial pressures that this time of the year brings.

We continue to lift our prayers up to the Lord and seek His guidance and support for our members in their continued support and service to those we serve. For the people we serve we pray that the meaning of Christ is truly experienced.

To our conference members, we recognise that this time of year presents many competing demands and we ask that you take care of yourself and one another.

God Bless and Merry Christmas!

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    Reflection 1 October 5, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 21:33-34 Jesus said, “Here is another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard...When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the...

  • Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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  • Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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  • Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 4 October 26, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 22:34-40 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking,...

  • The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

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    Reflection 12 December 28, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Luke 2:22-40 The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child...

  • Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 5 November 2, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do...

  • Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 6 November 9, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom....

  • Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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    Reflection 7 November 16, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five...

  • The Solemnity of our lord Jesus Christ the King

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    Reflection 8 November 23, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus said to his disciples:... “the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom...

  • Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

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  • First Sunday of Advent

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    Reflection 8 November 30, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 13:33-37 Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert. You do not know when the time will come. It is like a man traveling abroad. He leaves home and...

  • Second Sunday of Advent

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    Reflection 9 December 7, 2014 Text (Gospel Story) Mark 1:1-8 As it is written in Isaiah, the prophet: Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you; he will prepare your way. A voice of one crying out in the desert:...

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  • Fourth Sunday of Advent

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  • Christmas Day

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