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.

1st Sunday of Advent 2019 – Year A

Sunday 1 December 2019 Isaiah 2.1-5 Romans 13.11-14 Matthew 24.37-44 One time I was watching TV with 2 friends. Both were heavy smokers. They said they could never...

Solemnity of Christ the King 2019 – Year C

Sunday 24 November 2019 2 Samuel 5.1-3 Colossians1.12-20 Luke 23.35-43 I once had the following questions asked of me ‘if God is All-Powerful why does he allow suffering and why...

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Year C

Sunday 10 November 2019 Second Maccabees 7:1-2, 9-14 Psalms 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 2 Thessalonians 2:16–3:5 Luke 20:27-38 or 20:27, 34-38 In today's Gospel, we hear about an encounter...

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Year C

3 November 2019 Wisdom 11.22-12.2 2 Thessalonians 1.11-2.2 Luke 19.1-10 Some years ago I visited a family I knew. At that time the couple had 4 children all...

All Saints Day 2019 – Year C

Feast of All Saints 2018 The ultimate object of veneration of all the saints is the glory of God. Apoc 7:2-4 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 One of the...

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Year C

27 October 2019 Sirach 35.12-14,16-18 2 Timothy 4.6-8 Luke 18.9-14 Some years ago I attended a prayer meeting. The leader invited those present to share their experiences of...

Homily of Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA for World Mission Sunday

“At this time, I particularly ask that you remember a colleague of mine – Father Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA - from Italy, who was...

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019 – Year C

20 October 2019 Exodus 17. 8-13 2 Tim 3:14 - 4:2 Luke 18.1-8 Mission Sunday: Baptised and Sent Out... At one stage one of our priests who worked in a...