Homilies For This Week
Jesus Is Concerned About Everyone Of Us
Being Cruel To Be Kind
The Faithfulness Of God
There Is No Limit To God's Love
God Is Always There To Help Us
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Good Friday - Lent
Assured that Pontius Pilate had given permission for the Body of Jesus to be taken down from the Cross, the centurion nods to Joseph of Arimathea to...
The Pieta - A Meditation
Holy Saturday - Lent
There seemed to be no peace for Jesus even as He approached His final moments. You would expect the priests who had manipulated His death giving Him...
Hope For Every Sinner
Maundy Thursday - Lent
When Our Lord was preparing Himself for His Last Supper with His apostles, what was on His mind? He was going to abolish the Old Covenant and...
Jesus' Parting Gifts For Us
Thursday of Week after Ash Wednesday in Lent
We have the same definite choice that Moses gave to his people. If they loved God and followed His commandments they would have life; if they turned...
What Should Be Our Programme For Lent?
Friday of Week after Ash Wednesday in Lent
The disciples of John were anxious to know why Jesus' followers did not fast as the Pharisees did. Fasting played a large part in Jewish tradition...
The Value Of Fasting Today
Saturday of Week after Ash Wednesday in Lent
Once again Jesus was in trouble with the Pharisees and scribes. They objected to His eating and drinking with people generally regarded as sinners....
A Friend Of You And Me
Sunday of Holy Week in Lent - Year A
When Jesus mounted the donkey and made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago He was fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah, “See,...
Making This Week A Holy Week
Sunday of Holy Week in Lent - Year B
There is a stark difference In today's two readings from Saint Mark: what happened that Jesus went from being hailed a King to the chants of "crucify...
How Fickle Are We In Our Commitment To Christ?
Monday of Holy Week in Lent
My name is Judas Iscariot. I’ve been with Jesus for three years, travelling around Galilee and listening to His preaching. When I first met Him I...
Are We True Friends To Jesus?
Tuesday of Holy Week in Lent
Another of Isaiah's beautiful Servant Songs is in today's first reading: “The Lord called Me before I was born, from My mother’s womb He...
How To Face Up To Our Guilt
Wednesday of Holy Week in Lent
The grim details of the torment of the Suffering Servant are foretold by Isaiah in today's first reading. He will be beaten, his beard will be...
The Tragedy Of Betrayal
Sunday of Week 1 in Lent - Year B
Jesus at the outset of His public ministry spent 40 days in the wilderness struggling with the big questions of who He was, why He was here and what...
Coming To Grips With Our Own Lives
Sunday of Week 1 in Lent - Year B
There are two simple but powerful sentences in today's Gospel reading. But they are stated so casually that their significance could easily be...
You Cannot Silence The Truth
Monday of Week 1 in Lent
We shall all have to face the final judgement. On what will we be judged? Both today's readings make it clear that we must love our neighbour as we...
A True Measure Of Life For Us
Tuesday of Week 1 in Lent
God speaks to us through the readings of the Mass. Today's passage from Isaiah points out the importance and usefulness of His word that comes down...
God Knows What Is Best
Wednesday of Week 1 in Lent
Crowds were following Jesus and listening to His preaching but He seemed to be having no effect on them because they insisted on asking for some sign...
How Will We Be Judged By The Gentiles Of The Past?
Thursday of Week 1 in Lent
Is your Christian faith a means of escape from the hard realities of life? Our critics often argue that people who cannot face unpleasant facts run...
Don't Give Up On God In Life's Difficulties
Friday of Week 1 in Lent
"If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never get into the kingdom of heaven." What did Jesus mean in these...
Search Your Hearts In This Time Of Repentance And Reconciliation
Saturday of Week 1 in Lent
We must love our enemies. Jesus makes this unmistakably clear to His followers. Among His many teachings this is perhaps the most difficult to...
Advice For Us On Loving Our Neighbours
Sunday of Week 2 in Lent - Year B
Among the indelible memories I treasure of the Holy Land is my first visit to Mount Tabor one evening when the sun was setting and the sky was aglow...
Why We Need An Experience Like That
Sunday of Week 2 in Lent - Year C
Are you afraid of the future? Then let the story of the Transfiguration give you courage. Jesus climbed Mount Tabor when His life was in danger to...
When Afraid Of The Future
Monday of Week 2 in Lent
Our first reading contains a most comprehensive national act of contrition which we can all make our own. It is the people who agreed to the covenant...
Do Not Judge
Tuesday of Week 2 in Lent
Repentance and conversion have to involve more than a mere verbal admission of guilt. They must show in actions as Isaiah points out in today's first...
The Meaning Of True Repentance And How To Learn From Bad Example
Wednesday of Week 2 in Lent
'It's not fair!' Haven’t we all said this at some point of our lives? We’ve done our best and instead of being appreciated we are attacked and...
Do We Trust In The Lord?
Thursday of Week 2 in Lent
The fact that the rich man in today's Gospel ended his days in Hell indicates he led an evil life. And the fact that Lazarus ended his days in Heaven...
Being Grateful For What We Have
Friday of Week 2 in Lent
A lack of respect is the theme in both today's readings. In one a young man is rejected and ill-treated by his own brothers; in the other servants...
Whom Do We Respect?
Saturday of Week 2 in Lent
“The Lord is compassion and love.” Those words of the responsorial psalm summarise both today's readings. The first is an appeal to God to be...
Who Are You?
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