Homilies

Homilies

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Year A

  • 1st Sunday of Advent -
  • 2nd Sunday of Advent -
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent -
  • 4th Sunday of Advent
  • 1st Sunday in Lent - God versus the human ego (5.3.17)
  • 2nd Sunday in Lent - 'Transfiguration' - radical change in our lives (12.3.17)
  • 3rd Sunday in Lent - The counter cultural Church & the secular mindset (19.3.17)
  • 4th Sunday in Lent - From blindness to sight - superficial to real (26.3.17)
  • 5th Sunday in Lent - 'Unbind him, let him go free' - Cast off your chain (2.4.17)
  • Palm Sunday - Short exhortation to enter into the spirit of Holy Week & the Triduum (9.4.17)

Year B

  • 1st Sunday in Lent - (18.2.18)
  • 2nd Sunday in Lent - Transfiguration in ourselves & others (25.2.18)
  • 3rd Sunday in Lent - (4.3.18)
  • 4th Sunday in Lent - (11.3.18)
  • 5th Sunday in Lent - (18.3.18)
  • Palm Sunday - Short exhortation to enter into the spirit of Holy Week & the Triduum (25.3.18)
  • Easter Sunday - (1.4.18)
  • 2nd Sunday in Easter - (8.4.18)
  • 3rd Sunday in Easter - Jesus Christ the messenger of God. The Catholic Church the messenger of God (15.4.18)
  • 4th Sunday in Easter - Good Shepherd Sunday 'Here I am Lord, I come to do Your will.' (22.4.18)
  • 5th Sunday in Easter - Confirmation weekend (29.4.18)
  • 6th Sunday in Easter - (6.5.18)
  • 7th Sunday in Easter - Refreshed and renewed in the service of God, and His Catholic Church (13.5.18)
  • Pentecost - Love, obedience & service, in the power of the Holy Spirit (20.5.18)
  • Trinity - We relate to One God - Father, Son and Spirit (27.5.18)
  • Solemnity of Corpus Christi - 'This IS My Body, This IS My Blood - DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME (3.6.18)

Year C  [December 2018 – November 2019]

  • 1st Sunday of Advent - ‘Stay awake’ to the promptings of the Spirit. Recognise anew the Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. (2.12.18)
  • 2nd Sunday of Advent - Don’t conform yourselves to the standards of the world - model your lives on Christ (9.12.18)
  • 3rd Sunday of Advent - Knowing, loving & serving Jesus, brings believers a deep & lasting JOY (16.12.18)
  • 4th Sunday of Advent - John the Baptist leapt in the womb of Elizabeth at the approach of Jesus’ mother.  Coincidence?  Like Elizabeth, be open in our lives, to all the subtle promptings of the Holy Spirit. (23.12.18)
  • Christmas - Gaze upon the Crib. Behold the wonder of God become man for us. ‘The Word was made flesh, and lived among us’ Venite adoremus Dominum! (25.12.18)
  • Feast of the Holy Family - In our family relationships, we do the best with what life throws at us, through the grace of God. (30.12.18)
  • Solemnity of Mary - Mary, the symbol of our call to bring Christ to the world. Happy Evangelisation! (1.1.19)
  • Epiphany of the Lord - Our lives should be signs of the presence of Christ in the world. There’s more to life than ‘eat, drink and be merry…’. (6.1.19)
  • Baptism of the Lord - “You are my son, my daughter, my beloved. My favour rests on you”. We hear that voice deep in our hearts in moments of great faith and profound prayer.  (13.1.19)
  • 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Our task as servants - “We have to grace situations that we may transform their water into wine (& bring to those situations) the joy of God, & His overflowing grace.” (20.1.19)