MEDITATION FOR SUNDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2015

Meditations for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown

gordonGospel – Mark 1:12-15

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.

After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’ Continue reading

MEDITATION FOR SUNDAY 15TH FEBRUARY, 2015

gordonMeditations for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown and Kingstown

Gospel – Mark 1:40-45

  1. A leper came to Jesus and pleaded on his knees: ‘If you want to’ he said ‘you can cure me.’ 41. Feeling sorry for him, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him. ‘Of course I want to!’ he said. ‘Be cured!’ 42.And the leprosy left him at once and he was cured. 43. Jesus immediately sent him away and sternly ordered him, 44. ‘Mind you say nothing to anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest, and make the offering for your healing prescribed by Moses as evidence of your recovery.’ 45.The man went away, but then started talking about it freely and telling the story everywhere, so that Jesus could no longer go openly into any town, but had to stay outside in places where nobody lived. Even so, people from all around would come to him.

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Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 8th 2015

Reflections for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown, Barbados and Kingstown, St. Vincent

gordonGospel – Mark 1:29-39

On leaving the synagogue, Jesus went with James and John straight to the house of Simon and Andrew. 30. Now Simon’s mother-in-law had gone to bed with fever, and they told Him about her straightaway. 31. He went to her, took her by the hand and helped her up. And the fever left her and she began to wait on them.  Continue reading

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1st 2015

Reflections for February are by Bishop Jason Gordon, Bishop of Bridgetown, Barbados and Kingstown, St. Vincent

gordonGospel -Mark 1:21-28

Jesus and his followers went as far as Capernaum, and as soon as the Sabbath came he went to the synagogue and began to teach.

22. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, He taught them with authority. Continue reading

‘Milestone’ for Barbados

Catholic News, Trinidad – Sunday, 26 October 2014 08:51
Bishop Jason Gordon of Bridgetown has described the recent Synod in Barbados as a “milestone”. “Synod 2014 will be remembered as a milestone in the life of the Roman Catholic Church in Barbados. It will be remembered not for what it will do for us as a Church but, more importantly, I pray, for what it will do to us as a nation.”

Debra Smith, a delegate from Our Lady of the Rosary, makes a submission during the Synod.
Debra Smith, a delegate from Our Lady of the Rosary, makes a submission during the Synod. Continue reading

The Life of Grace – Bishop Gordon’s 1st pastoral letter

In his first pastoral letter to the Church communities in Barbados and St Vincent, Bishop Jason Gordon has called on faithful to develop their prayer life; forgive and seek forgiveness; be thankful to God; and be hospitable to one and all.

Entitled The Life of Grace, Bishop Gordon’s pastoral letter is based on the Gospel reading for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Mt 21:28-32. It was issued September 25.

“This parable asks us, the people of the dioceses of Kingstown and Bridgetown at the beginning of this new millennium and new stage of our journey together, to reflect upon our response to the life of grace; this rich gift that God has given to us. In our reflection to see the space between what we say and what we do.

“It is here that Christianity is accepted or rejected, here that we offer ourselves to God or reject God and his
precious gift. It is in our actions and choices that we find the path or lose our way to God…  Let us use this time to reflect on our actions, on our choices, our habits, our dispositions.”

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