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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

(Genesis 18:1-10; Colossians 1:24-28; Luke 10:38-42)


Choosing ‘the better part’ is listening


The Gospel relates the different ways Martha and Mary behaved. We too can fall into such patterns of behaviour. It’s human nature to “worry and fret over so many things”. Today’s Scripture calls us to really listen, then, like Mary, we can choose “the better part”. Let us recommit today to deepening our level of listening in our marriage.

“The personal encounter with Christ through reading the Word of God together at home constitutes an inspired source of daily living for couples.”

The Synod Fathers


“MARRIAGE MATTERS offers a wonderful resource to couples to help them relate to the Sunday scripture readings and so enhance their love for one another."

Bishop Peter Doyle

Weekly reflections on the Sunday Mass scripture readings


This week’s reflection…

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Marriage Matters: Year C - PDF


Marriage Matters: Year C - Word

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MARRIAGE MATTERS are inspiring and very human considerations which can sow seeds of hope, offer meaningful challenges and encourage an openness in couples to deepen their relationship with each other and with God.


Bishop Jean Laffitte, Secretary to the Pontifical Council for the Family, has himself written the very positive and encouraging Foreword for this unique online resource.


We encourage you to download and use these in your Parish and Diocesan newsletters, anywhere that will help raise the profile of marriage.

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