Homily Archive

Saturday of Week 5 in Eastertide
Saint Paul had drawn up his itinerary. But there had to be changes “when they reached the frontier of Mysia they thought to cross it into Bithynia,...
We Will Follow You
Sunday of Week 6 in Eastertide - Year A
The word 'friend' is one of the most beautiful in human language. None of us is so strong and self-sufficient that we can live life at its best...
What Is True Friendship?
Monday of Week 6 in Eastertide
Some you win, some you lose. As the apostles went out preaching the good news they must have had a mixed reception. Today's story from the Acts of...
That Your Faith May Not Be Shaken
Tuesday of Week 6 in Eastertide
The response to the psalm, "You stretch out Your hand and save me, O Lord” sums up the theme of today's readings. God reaches out to save each one...
Salvation Comes Through Belief In Jesus
Wednesday of Week 6 in Eastertide
Standing before the Council of Athens Paul used all his powers of persuasion, knowing the Greeks loved debate end argument. He sought to convince...
The Spirit Works In His Own Time
Thursday of Week 6 in Eastertide
"When You walked at the head of Your people, O God, and lived with them on their journey, the earth shook at Your presence." These words from the...
Christ Lives With Us On Our Journey
Friday of Week 6 in Eastertide
The disciples were clearly forewarned of the sufferings they were to face. They could expect no better treatment than Jesus had received at the hands...
The Difficulties Of Spiritual Growth
Saturday of Week 6 in Eastertide
Jesus came to redeem humanity and to teach us about His Father and how we might come to live with Him in Heaven. But what He has to say can only be...
Ask And You Will Receive
Sunday of Week 7 in Eastertide - Year A
In today's Gospel reading we encounter Jesus meeting with His disciples for the last time. The Cross was only hours away, and He knew it. Here He...
When Your World Falls Apart, Then What?
Monday of Week 7 in Eastertide
The key word in today's two readings is belief. In the first Paul travelled to Ephesus and found there a number of believers. They had been baptised...
Deepening Our Faith
Tuesday of Week 7 in Eastertide
There is a sense of sadness in today's readings as both Paul and Jesus reach the end of their mission on Earth and are bidding farewell to their...
A Job Well Done
Wednesday of Week 7 in Eastertide
St. Paul was aware that there is no more deadly obstacle to the spread of the Gospel than divisiveness among those who claim to be Christian. So he...
Never Give Up Hope
Thursday of Week 7 in Eastertide
The event described in today's first reading takes place in Jerusalem when the Sanhedrin put Paul on trial. He acts very cleverly to take the...
Recognising Our Unity
Friday of Week 7 in Eastertide
Paul is now in Caesaria; he is a Roman citizen and has appealed his case to the emperor, and now he awaits the royal decision. Why did Jesus...
Do We Allow God's Love Into Our Hearts
Saturday of Week 7 in Eastertide
Jesus has a task for each one of His disciples. He knows our strengths and weaknesses, and allocates the tasks accordingly. Paul, for example, had...
What Task Has Jesus Given To Us?
Sunday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide - Year C
Of all the Sacraments we receive Confession is the most unpopular. The majority of us do not like to admit we are wrong, that we are sinners? Jesus...
The Gift Of Confession
Monday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
One of the striking things about Jesus’ Resurrection appearances is that each time He meets someone He sends them on a mission to tell others the...
The Truth Will Always Prevail
Tuesday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
Mary Magdalene was so fortunate to have been recorded in today's Gospel as the first person to have seen the risen Lord. But surely we believe that...
From Tears Of Sorrow To Tears Of Joy
Wednesday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
The two disciples on the road to Emmaus had been badly shaken by the events of the last few days. They had courageously left home and family to...
God's Plans Are So Different From Ours
Thursday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
The apostles needed a great deal of reassuring that Jesus had risen from the dead. He had already appeared to them on Easter Sunday and shown them...
Not A Ghost But The Risen Christ
Friday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
Bewildered by recent events and wondering what to do with their lives, the apostles decided to go fishing again in today's Gospel reading. After a...
The Disillusioned Apostles Are Reassured
Saturday of Octave of Easter in Eastertide
Faith is a gift from God. It is not something we can earn or acquire by our own efforts. No one knows why God apparently gives it to one and not to...
Showing We Have The Gift Of Faith
All Saints - Ordinary Time
Today we keep the feast of all our brothers and sisters who have gone before us and live with God in Heaven. They include the many famous saints who...
We Are Called To Be Saints
All Souls - Ordinary Time
Sooner or later, each one of us will experience the death of someone we love - a husband, a wife, a parent, a child, a friend. At first, we feel...
A Bridge Of Love
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Ordinary Time
15th August has always been a memorable day in my life. It was the day, when at the age of 10, I arrived with my family at Tilbury Docks after a four...
All Generations Will Call Me Blessed
Baptism of the Lord - Ordinary Time
Why did Jesus, the sinless Son of God, submit Himself to a baptism of repentance? Even John the Baptist was puzzled. I don’t propose to solve the...
What Does The Baptism Of Jesus Say To Us?
Christ the King - Ordinary Time - Year B
Almost 2,000 years ago Jesus stood before Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, accused of being an insurrectionist. The Jewish authorities had brought...
Listening To The Voice Of Christ Our King