For me, the readings for Mass on the weekend (the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time) were about hospitality. In the reading from the Book of Kings (4:8-11, 14-16) we have a woman who recognises the prophet Elisha as a holy man, as she and her husband invite and welcome him to stay with them, as he travels past their home each year. In the Gospel from Matthew (10:37-42), Jesus is instructing on welcoming.
The June long weekend is upon us, winter is here, and the Easter Season has passed without the usual liturgical rituals for our celebrations of Pentecost, Trinity Sunday and the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, before returning to Ordinary Time. This certainly has not been an ordinary year with droughts, fires and a pandemic.
This week will see a change to the isolation requirements of the past couple of months, with all of the students returning to school and for diocesan staff the beginning of a six week period of transitioning back into the workplace.