Several years ago, when working in school chaplaincy, I was with a class preparing for the Sacrament of First Eucharist. We were creatively exploring who Jesus is. At the end of the exercise, I asked “And who is Jesus for you?” I requested that the answer be an image. There were several answers: Jesus was like a ‘summer day on the beach’; Jesus was the ‘best footballer who knew how to pass’; Jesus was a ‘warm blanket on a winter’s day’...
Author:- August 3, 2023
When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It is a ghost,” they said, and they cried out in fear. At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” The above lines from todays’ gospel are a reminder that often in difficult times we don’t recognise God. In this gospel scene, Jesus’ disciples see a ‘ghost’ and cry out in ‘fear’...
St. Michael's College Junior School - Lent Reflection - 26th February 2023
Author:- February 22, 2023
After eighteen months of uncertainty and of living in a climate of fear and anxiety, our children and teachers are returning to school. The atmosphere is different this time as a new horizon awaits, with restrictions being removed and a sense of normalisation returning. Many people are vaccinated and the numbers of people in Intensive Care Units are down. These indicators offer us hope as we face into the autumnal season.
Author:- August 27, 2021