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.

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,...

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017 – Year A

  9 July 2017 Zecheriah 9:9-10 Psalm 144 Romans 8:9,11-13 Matthew 11:25-30 A Comforting Invitation... At certain times we have all felt under pressure, stressed or stretched to...

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...