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.

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

2 July 2017 2 Kings 4:8-11. 14-16 Psalm 88:2-3. 16-19 Romans 6:3-4.8-11 Matthew 10: 37-42    Some months after his ordination in 1963 an SMA priest was about to leave...

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

  Readings for 12th Sunday of Year (A) 25 June 2017 Jeremiah 20:10-13 Psalm 68 Romans 5:12-15 Matthew 10:26-33 A Thought for the day ... The Gift of...

Body & Blood of Christ 2017 – Year A

18 June 2017 Deuteronomy 8:2-3,14-16.   1 Corinthians 10:16-17 John 6:51-58 Reflection for Feast of Corpus Christi... Christ embraces everyone... Some years ago, I was driving...

Feast of the Holy Trinity (Year A)

The HOLY TRINITY 11 June 2017 Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 John 3:16-18 I once heard a story about a young Dublin lad with a...

Pentecost Sunday 2017 – Year A

Locked up Holy Spirit   4 June 2014                 Readings:    Acts 2:1-11    1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 11-13   John 20:19-23 When great people die we often say their "spirit" lives after them....

Pentecost Sunday 2017 – Year A

Locked up Holy Spirit   4 June 2014                 Readings:    Acts 2:1-11    1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 11-13   John 20:19-23 When great people die we often say their "spirit" lives after them....

Ascension of the Lord 2017 – Year A

The Ascension of the Lord 28 May 2017 Acts of Apostles 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 Matthew 28.16 -20 A few years a certain man was driving along in his car and...