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October 2023

Homily for the 31st Sunday of Year A

Readings:   Malachi 1:14 – 2:2,8-10; 1 Thessalonians 2:7-9,13; Matthew 23:1-12 In today’s gospel reading from Matthew, Jesus addresses his followers on the important subject of...

Going Forwards…

Based on the Mass Readings for Saturday, 28th October, 2023 Feast of Saints Simon and Jude   (Readings: Eph 2:19-22; Luke 6:12-19) Today is the last working...

Moving tribute from a new bishop to his father

Bishop-elect Gerald Mamman Musa, the first Hausa-speaking Nigerian to be appointed bishop in Nigeria, thanks his late catechist-father for instilling in him a passion...

Homily for the 30th Sunday of Year A

Readings: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10; Matthew 22:34-40 Love, in the words of a popular 1960’s song, ‘makes the world go round’.  The famous American...

Mission Saturday – A reflection for the Month of Mission 2023

Based on the Mass readings for Saturday 21st October 2023 Jesus does not usually call attention to himself in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke...

Peace is not made with weapons – Fr Luigi Maccalli SMA

While in captivity I understood that peace is not made with weapons "I am very saddened by what I hear and see in the...

Homily for the 29th Sunday of Year A

Mission Sunday Readings:  Isaiah 45:1,4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5; Matthew 22:15-21 Theme: ‘Hearts on fire; feet on the move’ (Pope Francis) Today, World Mission Sunday, is the day...

OCTOBER 2023| For the Synod – Video Message of Pope Francis

Pope Francis invites us to embrace listening and dialogue through the Synod: The Pope Video for the month of September is a call to pray...

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A – A Reflection

 Isaiah 25.6-10 Philippians 4.12-14, 19-20 Matthew 22.1-14 The Banquet is prepared. The Hall is ready. The food is on the table. The King has issued the invitations...

Billiri Parish – helping ourselves and help from our friends

Billiri Mission, called St Andrew's Parish in Bauchi State, Nigeria was founded by SMA’s in 1953.  It was the first parish established in an...

Our Lady of the Rosary – 7th October 2023

In the first week of October we have commemorated and celebrated the lives of three of the  greatest saints in the church – Saints Thérèse, Francis...

MISSIONARY VOICES – PODCAST 5

This week we bring you the fifth and last Missionary Voices Podcast in this series.  Sr Juvenale Yevide OLA who lives and works in Maradi,...

Homily for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A

Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43  Theme: Tenants in God’s Vineyard The images of vines and vineyards loom large in the Scriptures. They feature today...

SMA International News – October 23

Welcome to the October edition of SMA International News.  This month we hear from   Côte d’Ivoire -  we hear of a spiritual and cultural experience...