"The fundamental polarity of human life between what is and what ought to be, between lack and fulfillment, between determination and freedom, is not abnormal; it is the norm. Every person is exposed to it because of the inescapable structure of human formation." (Adrian van Kaam, The Transcendent Self, Dimension Books, 1979, 172.)

Gospel Notes

Gospel for Fourteenth Sunday (5 July 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelHe left that
place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, "Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands! Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?"

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Fr Bill's Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday

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Gospel for the Thirteenth Sunday (28 June 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelWhen Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named
Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, "My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well, and live." So he went with him.

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Fr Bill's Homily for Twelfth Sunday

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Gospel for Twlefth Sunday (21 June 2015)

Gospel Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelOn that day, when evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was.

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Fr Bill's Homily for Eleventh Sunday

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Gospel for Eleventh Sunday (14 June 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelHe also said, "The kingdom of God is as if someone
would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and
the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.

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Fr Bill's Homily for Corpus Christi

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Gospel for Feast of Corpus Christi (7 June 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelOn the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him, "Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?"

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Fr Bill's Homily for Trinity Sunday

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Gospel for Feast of the Trinity (31 May 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelNow the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

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Fr Bill's Homily for Pentecost (May 24 2015)

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Gospel for Pentecost (24 May 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospel"When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning."

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Gospel for Feast of the Ascension (17 May 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAnd he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.

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Gospel for Sixth Sunday of Easter (10 May 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospelAs the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

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Homily for Sixth Sunday of Easter

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Homily for Fifth Sunday of Easter

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Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (3 May 2015)

Notes by Michael Whelan SM

JGospel"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.

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Reflection on Third Sunday of Easter

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Homily for Fourth Sunday of Easter

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