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There are several seasons during the Liturgical Year: AdventChristmas, Lent and Easter. For the other Sundays of the year we celebrate Ordinary Time.
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.

During this season – and mindful of the COVID-19 virus spreading throughout the world – this is an opportunity for every single person on the planet to examine how they live their life, how they interact with others – for good or for bad – and what each of us must do to ensure that we do nothing to bring harm to our world. We must be healers of a broken world.

Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time – Year B

24th January 2021 First Reading: Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Second Reading: First Corinthians 7:29-31 Gospel: Mark 1:14-20  ‘Repent and believe the Good News’ The theme...

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021 – Year B

‘Speak, Lord, Your Servant is Listening’ 17 January 2021 1 Samuel 3:3-10,19 1 Cor 6:13-15,17-20 John 1:35-42 Today’s readings are all about responding to the call of the Lord....
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Baptism of the Lord 2021 – Year B

You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased 10 January 2021 Isaiah 55:1-11 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:6-11 A few days ago we celebrated the Feast of...

HOMILY ON THE SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Introduction: Today we celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, one of the most important celebrations of the Liturgical Year – a feast...

Christmas Day 2020 – a story to change your life

25 December 2020 Some years ago I read James Redfield’s novel, ‘The Celestine Prophesy’, a popular expression of New Age spirituality. While I found little...

4th Sunday of Advent 2020 – Year B

20 December 2020 2 Samuel 7.1-5,8-11,16 Romans 16.25-27 Luke 1.26-38 Waiting with Mary The role of Mary in the unfolding of God’s plan of salvation is one of the...

3rd Sunday of Advent 2020 – Year B

13 December 2020 Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8,19-28 Many have seen Franco Zeffirelli’s famous film, Jesus of Nazareth.  Though I saw it many years ago, a...

2nd Sunday of Advent 2020 – Year B

6 December 2020 Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8 The note of joyful hope, rather than penance, dominates the season of Advent. Nevertheless, the Advent readings...