Homily Archive

Sunday of 
Week 13 in Ordinary Time
Mk. 5:21-43
All of us as we grow older become increasingly time conscious. We start to live our days and weeks with one eye on the clock and the other on the calendar. There are certain things we must do and...
Sunday of 
Week 14 in Ordinary Time
Mk. 6:1-6
After several months of travelling the country preaching, healing and performing miracles, Jesus decided to pay a visit to His home town of Nazareth. That visit proved to be very disappointing...
Nativity of John The Baptist | 
Ordinary Time
Today's feast day has an all important lesson to teach us. John the Baptist was obsessed with the Person of his cousin Jesus. His whole life was focused on preparing people for His coming. So today...
Monday of 
Week 21 in Ordinary Time
1 Th. 1:2-5, 8-10 & Mt. 23:13-22
Today we begin reading from the earliest book of the New Testament, Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians. The first Gospel was written 20 years later. Paul had already preached to them and...
Tuesday of 
Week 21 in Ordinary Time
Thess. 2:1-8 & Mt. 23:23-26
When writing to the Thessalonians Paul told of his humiliation in Philippi because of a slave girl who brought a substantial profit to her master by fortune telling. For several days she followed...
Friday of 
Week 21 in Ordinary Time
1 Thess. 4:9-11 & MT. 25:1-13
The spiritual lives of so many young, and not so young, people is in a pitiful state. More and more are living together without marrying: in the Bible this is known as committing the sin of...
Saturday of 
Week 21 in Ordinary Time
1 Thess. 4:9-11 & Mt. 25:14-3
Love is a gift from God. These words are backed up by Saint Paul in today's first reading, “You have learnt from God to love one another.” He praises them for the ways in which they demonstrate...
Monday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Thess. 4:13-18 & Lk. 4:16-30
The Thessalonians were filled with sadness because some of them had died and would be deprived of sharing in the glory of Christ’s second coming. They had failed to understand that salvation meant...
Tuesday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Thess. 5:1-6, 9-11 & Lk. 4:31-37
Imagine a boy has done something seriously wrong at school. The head teacher punishes him and also sends a letter to his parents. The boy realises he is in double trouble but what a pleasant surprise...
Friday of 
Week 26 in Ordinary Time
Baruch 1:15-22 & Lk. 10:13-16
A repeated heartache of many a parent today is to see their children lapse from the Church and abandon their faith. Even though they have had the example of good Catholic parents and a sound Catholic...
Wednesday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Col. 1:1-8 & Lk. 4:38-48
One of Pope Saint John XXIII’s sayings was, “Correct a little, overlook much, observe all.” That was St. Paul’s approach in today's first reading. There were difficulties in the church at...
Thursday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Col. 1:9-14 & Lk. 5:1-11
What a wonderful prayer Saint Paul offers to God for the Colossians. Every Catholic mother and father should make it a prayer for their children, asking that they have “perfect wisdom and spiritual...
Friday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Col. 1:15-19 & Lk. 5:33-39
If the words of Saint Paul in today's first reading sound very familiar, just think of the Creed. When we make that profession of our faith we acknowledge God the Father as creator of everything...
Saturday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Col. 1:21-23 & Lk. 6:1-5
Saint Paul is full of praise for the Colossians. Not long ago in thought and behaviour they were enemies to God, but now through the death of Christ are reconciled to Him. A complete conversion has...
Monday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Col. 1:24-2:3 & Luke 6: 6-11
When Christ died on the Cross for us His sacrifice for the salvation of the world was complete and perfect. He need never suffer or die again in order to save us. So how do we understand Saint Paul...
Tuesday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Col. 2:6-15 & Lk. 6:12-19
We have to be completely steeped in Christ, as Saint Paul told the Colossians in so many different ways. He reminds us in today's reading that we would be spiritually dead if Christ had not brought...
Wednesday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Col. 3:1-11 & Lk. 6:20-26
“There is only Christ: He is everything and He is in everything.” This is how Saint Paul sums up today's first reading. A relationship with Christ is all that matters. Once we make Him the centre...
Thursday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Col. 3:12-17 & Lk. 6:27-38
When we find life hard we need to hear Saint Paul's inspiring and encouraging words from today's reading, “You are God’s chosen race. He loves you.” He instructs us how we are to live: “Be...
Friday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Tim. 1:1-2, 12-14 & Lk. 6:39-42
It is obvious that if I were blind I would want a guide who could see and lead me to safety. As sinners we are spiritually blind but our Heavenly Father has provided us with Jesus, His Son, the best...
Saturday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Tim. 1:15-17 & Lk. 6:43-49
Just reading that “Christ came into the world to save sinners” today should evoke from us heartfelt thanks. For if Christ had not come there would be no entry for us into Heaven. Saint Francis of...
Sunday of 
Week 16 in Ordinary Time
Mk. 6:30-34
During His public ministry Jesus was the number one celebrity in all of Israel. If word got out that He was in a particular place, a crowd would soon gather. When He left that place and went to...
Sunday of 
Week 22 in Ordinary Time
Deut.4:1-2,6-8; James 1:17-18,21-22,27 & Mk. 7:1-8,14-15,21-23
In ordinary language, we us the words "tradition" and custom" interchangeably. They refer to practices which have become standard in our community over the years. Indeed, the word "tradition means...
Sunday of 
Week 23 in Ordinary Time
Mk. 7:31-37
How often do we thank God for our five senses? God has attached much enjoyment to all of them. Let us say a little about each one. First, we have the sense of sight. With it we have the ability...
Sunday of 
Week 24 in Ordinary Time
Is, 50: 5-9; Mark 8: 27-35
There are so many things to admire about Jesus. One of them is His calm and serene disposition throughout His life - despite the fact that He knew what suffering was in store for Him. Today's first...
Sunday of 
Week 25 in Ordinary Time
Mk. 9:30-37
Our Gospel reading today illustrates just how human the 12 Apostles were! Jesus wanted to spend precious time with them to teach them about His future. But telling them that the Son of Man would be...