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Mass Times | Amannan Aifrinn

 

St. Maolrubha's  Broadford   6pm - Saturday - Vigil Mass

 

St. Mary's  Portree                  10am - Sunday Mass

 

St. Duthac's  Dornie               12.45pm - Sunday Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available before and after Mass and upon request.

Welcome | Fàilte ...

...to the website of the Catholic Church in the Isle of Skye. Our parish consists of two churches: St. Mary's in Portree and St. Maolrubha's in Broadford.

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We hope this website will bring together all who attend both churches and be of help to the many visitors we warmly welcome to the island.

Holydays of Obligation

St. Mary's  Portree                 7pm - Vigil  Mass

St. Duthac's  Dornie                6pm - on the Feastday

St. Maolrubha's  Broadford     7:30pm -on the Feastday

 

Weekday Masses

Different every week. See current newsletter

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 Background on the Gospel Reading

 

Today’s Gospel concludes three weeks of readings from the 13th Chapter of Matthew’s Gospel. Throughout these three weeks we have heard Jesus teaching crowds about the kingdom of heaven, and we have heard Jesus interpret some of his teachings for the disciples. In this week’s Gospel, Jesus offers three more short parables.

 

The first two parables describe the great value of the kingdom of heaven. In the first parable, Jesus says that the kingdom of heaven is like a buried treasure that is worth possessing even if it means giving up everything else. In the second parable, Jesus proposes that the kingdom of heaven is like a pearl of great worth for which one will sell everything else to possess. These parables teach us that we are to place everything we value in the service of the pursuit of the Kingdom of God.

 

The third parable that Jesus proposes in today’s Gospel is different from the first two, but it is reminiscent of the parable of the sower heard in last week’s Gospel. The kingdom of heaven is compared to fishing with a wide net. After the fish have been collected, the good fish are kept and the bad fish are thrown away; so too, in the final judgment, will the wicked and the righteous be separated.

 

Today’s Gospel concludes with a curious statement about the scribe who understands the kingdom of heaven. Here a metaphor is offered: this scribe is like the head of a household who “brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” The scribes referred to here are experts of Mosaic law. It is possible that Jesus is here instructing the early Christian community on how to proceed in the interpretation of Jewish law with respect to Jesus’ “new” teaching. Jesus’ teaching about the kingdom of heaven does not replace the Jewish tradition; it interprets it in a different light.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A