TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Vocations Sunday
I am writing this week’s message at the end of Mother’s Day, and I hope you had a lovely family day on Sunday 8 May.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Follow me
As the readers of this message know, my sitting on a Sunday night to scribe, usually provides me with a time of reflection for the week that has passed, and the one to come. As I listened to the Gospel of John (21:1-19) being proclaimed tonight at the Cathedral, I was struck by Jesus calling his disciples ‘children’.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: A womb of new life
It is Monday evening, and Allen and I have just returned from a weekend away in Canberra. It was good to take a break and to spend time with one of our children and his family, connecting with them, and with what is important to them.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Alleluia
Last week I began my message with Hosanna, and this week, the word is Alleluia, a word I have sung many, many times during the Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Hosanna
Holy Week has begun with the word Hosanna (Save Us). We have entered our holy and busy time liturgically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Communities of faith, hope and love
Once again, my Sunday night has come around quickly with nightfall coming earlier than usual because of the change of daylight-saving time.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: World harmony and peace
On the Sunday of this fourth week of Lent, some of us would have heard the reading from Luke’s Gospel (15:1-3,11-32) about the Prodigal Son, while others may have listened to the reading from John’s Gospel for Year A, about the man born blind and whose sight Jesus restored.
TUESDAYS WITH TERESA: Communal hope
It is hard to imagine that it is already the third week of Lent. For some communities, on this Sunday, the readings may have been about being repentant and the lesson of the fig tree that did not bear fruit for three years, while for others the readings were chosen from Year A, with the reading of the Samaritan woman at the well.