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.

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

3 September 2017 Jeremiah 20:7-9 Romans 12:1-2 Matthew 16.21-27 Some years ago two of our SMA priests were kidnapped in Liberia where there is a terrible civil war. For...

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

27 August 2017 Isaiah 22:19 - 23 Romans 11:33 - 36 Matthew 16:13 - 20 “Who do you say I am ?”... We know Peter’s inspirational...

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

20 August 2017 Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 Matthew 15:21-28 An Invitation...             ... to strangers...                      ... can do marvels... This Gospel story can...

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

13th August 2017 1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:22-33 For my 7th birthday my father bought me a beautiful shiny red bicycle. I couldn’t wait to...

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – Year A

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Peter 1:16-19: Matthew 17:1-9 6 August 2017   A certain man took a woman work colleague for a meal a number of times...

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

30 July 2017 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Near to where I live in Cork an old man was dying. He had been a farmer...

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

23 July 2017 Wisdom 12.13, 16-19 Romans 8.26-27 Matthew 13.24-43 A certain boy started High School. He was quite intelligent as well as being good at sport. But...

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

16 July 2017 Isaiah 55.10-11 Romans 8.18-23 Matthew 13.1-23 A number of years ago I visited the local Catholic community in a very poor agricultural area of Nigeria,...