Homily Archive

Thursday of 
Week 6 in Ordinary Time
Gen. 9:1-13 & Mk. 8:27-83
A rainbow appears in the sky when the sun shines and the storm has passed. It was used by God as a symbol of his mercy and love, promising to Noah that never again would all living creatures be...
Friday of 
Week 6 in Ordinary Time
Gen. 11:1-9 & Mk. 8:34-39
Men decided to build a tower which would reach heaven and so make a name for themselves in the First Reading today. But this tower at Babel was done with no reference to God - and the result was...
Saturday of 
Week 6 in Ordinary Time
Heb. 11:1-7 & Mk. 9:2-13
What is faith? It is defined and then illustrated by the lives of three illustrious Old Testament figures in the First Reading today. Abel offered a better sacrifice to God than his brother Cain;...
Monday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 1:1-10 & Mk. 8:11-13
The book of Ecclesiasticus was written approximately 200 years before the birth of Christ. Its author Ben Sirach is worried that his fellow Jews were adopting the customs and outlook of pagan Greeks....
Tuesday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 2:1-11 & Mk. 9:30-37
Words of practical wisdom are offered by the First Reading's author today. They concern the problem of human suffering. No matter what comes our way we must be patient and endure heavy crosses. We...
Wednesday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 2:11-19 & Mk. 9:38-40
The author of Ecclesiasticus instructs his readers to seek wisdom for they will be filled with happiness, inherit honour and be loved and blessed by the Lord - and their life will be secure. Should...
Thursday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 5:1-8 & Mk. 9:41-50
There is some very wise advice for us from the author of Ecclesiasticus in the First Reading today. It can be summed up in these few words, “Do not rely on our wealth or upon our strength and when...
Friday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 5:5-17 & Mk. 10:1-12
A true and faithful friend is something beyond price. And friendship is the topic of the First Reading today. True friendship should reflect the loving relationship in God, in the three Persons of...
Saturday of 
Week 7 in Ordinary Time
Ecclus. 17:1-15 & Mk. 10:13-16
Praise of humanity and its unique place in God’s creation is the theme of the First Reading today. He made us in His own image and master of His Creation over every beast and bird. Only man and...
Monday of 
Week 8 in Ordinary Time
Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29; & Mark 10:17-27
Each one of us has one thing in common. We all sin. Every one of us falls short of God's glory in lots of ways. Not even the sacrament of Baptism can erase our tendency to sin. No matter who we...
Presentation of the Lord | 
Ordinary Time
Luke 2:22-40
One day in the temple in Jerusalem an old man named Simeon offered a most unusual prayer. “Now Master You can let Your servant go in peace.” He was telling God he was now ready to die but what is...
Ash Wednesday | 
Lent
Joel 2:12-18; 2 Cor. 5:20-6:2 & Mt. 6:1-6, 16-18
Are you hungry for God and do you thirst for His holiness? He wants to set our hearts ablaze with the fire of His Holy Spirit that we may share in His holiness - and radiate the joy of the Gospel to...
Saturday of 
Week 4 in Lent
Jer 11:18-10 & Jn. 7:40-53
The readiness of Jeremiah to suffer, as related in today's first reading, fits Jesus perfectly. He too will be a trusting lamb led to slaughter. A scene of unbelievable arrogance and spiritual...
Sunday of 
Week 3 in Eastertide
Acts. 4:8-12; 1 Jn. 3:1-2 & Jn 10:11-18
One of the endearing and popular titles of Jesus is: the Good Shepherd. He it is who oversees and cares for, and sustains the whole community of the Church, like a shepherd tending his flock of...