Sunday Homilies

Ordinary Time 2017pastarchives
There are several seasons during the Liturgical Year: AdventChristmas, Lent and Easter. For the other Sundays of the year we celebrate Ordinary Time. This year Ordinary Time began on Monday, 9 January 2017, immediately after the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This period lasted until Ash Wednesday - 1 March - when we began the season of Lent.  We then had the Easter season and, earlier in June, we 'returned' to Ordinary Time in June.
As Christians - followers of Christ through our Baptism - we are called on to make Christ present in our own lives and in the lives of others. As we read the Sacred Scripture during the different seasons of the Liturgical Year may we pray in our hearts:
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

12 November 2017 Wisdom 6.12-16 1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 Matthew 25.1-13 A certain young woman asked her brother to accompany her to the airport as her fiancé...

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

 5 November 2017 Malachi 1.14,2.2, 8-10 1 Thessalonians 2.7-9,13 Matthew 23.1-12 Shortly after arriving in an African country I was appointed to teach in a High School. Three...

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA – Homily – RTE Mission Sunday Mass

On Mission Sunday, 22nd October 2017, Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA was invited to be the chief concelebrant for the RTE mass, broadcast live throughout...

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

29 October 2017 Exodus 22:20-27 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Matthew 22:34-40 There is a certain man who goes to daily mass and communion. Sad to say this man is...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

22 October 2017 – Mission Sunday Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Matthew 22:15-21 Mission Sunday theme: That you may have life One time I was driving a friend...
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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

Reflection for the Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A) ... 28th Sunday of Year (A) 15 October 2017 Readings (Year A) Isaiah 25:6-10 Psalm 22 Philippians 4:12-14,19-20 ...

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

8 October 2017 Isaiah 5:1-7 Philippians 4:6-9 Matthew 21:33-43 A certain couple had 5 children, 4 of whom were generally pleasing to their parents but one...

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

1 October 2017 Ezekiel 18:25-28 Philippians 2:1-11 Matthew 21:28-32 A young priest was appointed to a certain parish. He spoke to the parishioners about his desire to...