Sunday Homilies

pastarchivesLITURGICAL SEASONS
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 Easter 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.

Mary, the First Missionary

A Reflection to celebrate the Feast of the Visitation, 31st May Gospel Reading: Luke, Chapter 1: 39-56 'The babe in my womb leaped for joy' (Luke 1.44) Today’s...

Receive the Holy Spirit

“Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22 ) Today we come to the climax of our Easter celebration, Pentecost Sunday. It may not be quite accurate...

Pentecost Sunday 2020 – Year A

Locked up Holy Spirit 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. It's not really...
ascension

Feast of the Ascension – 24 May 2020

“Go therefore, make disciples of all nations” (Mt 28:18) Today’s gospel reading depicts the final scene of Matthew’s Gospel where Jesus addresses his disciples for...

6th Sunday after Easter 2002 – A few thoughts on the Gospel

“I will not leave you orphans; I will come back to you” (Jn 14:18) Perhaps some of you may remember Hank Snow’s hit song...

HOMILY FOR 5TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

"To have seen me is to have seen the Father" (Jn 14:9) In his book, Jesus of Nazareth, emeritus Pope, Benedict XVI, reminds us that...

4th Sunday of Lent 2020 (Year A)

15 March 2020 1 Samuel 16:1,6-7,10-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Today's Gospel tells us of the blind man whose eyes are opened by Jesus. The opening of the...

2nd Sunday of Lent 2020 – Year A

8 March 2020 Genesis 12:1-4 2 Timothy 1:8-10 Matthew 17:1-9 Many years ago a rich young Canadian was appointed as a professor in a famous university. Because of...