Homily Archive

Wednesday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Among the Israelites the priesthood was hereditary. A man became a priest by being a descendent of Levi, and when he died the priesthood was passed...
Christ Did Not Inherit His Priesthood
Wednesday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The story of David and Goliath is one of the most familiar in the entire Old Testament. But we continue to read it to discover how to act and to find...
With God On Our Side We Can Face What Comes Our Way
Thursday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
How comforting are these words, “The power of Jesus to save is utterly certain.” Why is this so? “Since He is living for ever to intercede for...
Jesus Is Our High Priest - Always Ready To Plead For Us
Thursday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Saul was the ruling king and David, his understudy, was most willing to serve in any way he could. He had already laid his life on the line for king...
Beware The Evil Of Jealousy!
Friday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
On two occasions God entered into a covenant with His people in a binding agreement based not solely on law but on love. Through Moses as mediator...
A New Covenant And Our Calling To Be His Disciples
Friday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
One of the many titles by which Jesus was known is 'Son of David' and both Saint Matthew, and Saint Luke, trace His ancestry through Joseph back to...
David Teaches Us To Be Merciful
Saturday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
When the priests of the Old Testament offered atonement to God it was an imperfect sacrifice. They could not offer themselves – that would have...
Love The Mass And Spreading The Good News
Saturday of Week 2 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
When David heard about the deaths of King Saul and Jonathan he mourned bitterly. He and Jonathan were the best of friends. Jonathan had saved his...
Lessons In Mourning - And For Life
Sunday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Year B
Robert Louis Stevenson one Sunday made this entry in his diary, "Went to Church this morning, and strange to say, I was not greatly depressed."...
Be Part Of A Powerful And Exciting Revolution!
Sunday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Year C
How many of us know how to read the Bible, or even listen to the readings? Two of our Scripture passages today address this very issue. The reading...
How To Read And Obey The Bible
Monday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
God is not limited by time. He has no past and no future. All is present for God. We cannot travel back in time, but God can make past events present...
To Deny The Mysteries Of Our Faith Is Unpardonable Sin
Monday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
During today's first reading were you struck by the similarities between David and Jesus? When He was a boy I am sure Jesus would have been steeped...
To Deny The Mysteries Of Our Faith Is An Unpardonable Sin!
Tuesday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
We are called in every Mass to express our love for God through gift giving. We do not offer God flowers, however beautiful, nor gold however...
Expressing Our Love For God By Doing His Will
Tuesday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
David brought the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem. By doing this he made Jerusalem the centre of worship and helped to bring about national unity...
God Is In Our Midst
Wednesday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Jesus sacrificed Himself to death on the Cross to achieve the forgiveness of sin. He shed His Blood for everyone. But people must be ready to ask and...
What The Perfect Sacrifice Offered By Jesus Means For Us
Wednesday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
David was eager to build God a dwelling because he lived in a fine palace while the Ark of the Covenant, the symbol of God's presence among His...
God Dwells In Us
Thursday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
We have our own soul to save, but in getting to Heaven we have others who help us and we too, please God, will help others to get there. In this way...
May The Light Of Our Faith Attract Others To God
Thursday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
David's prayer in the first readings is one of gratitude. He had just received, through the prophet Nathan, a solemn promise from God that He would...
It Is Fitting To Give Thanks And Praise To God
Friday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Looking back over our lives we can all remember difficult times when life was almost unbearable. Yet, years later it is hard to recall in detail how...
Struggles Faced In The Right Spirit Will Bring Us Reward
Friday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
There is no need to read paperbacks or watch television to see sex and violence - we can find plenty of it in the pages of the Bible! Today's story...
What We Can Learn From Sin And Sorrow
Saturday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
Most little children have complete faith and trust in their parents. They turn to them for their every need believing they can do anything, from...
Faith Assures Us That God Is Powerful And Loving
Saturday of Week 3 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
The prophet Nathan was given a very difficult task from the Lord which demanded a great deal of courage. He was to confront King David with his sins...
God Is Always Eager To Forgive Us If We Ask
Sunday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Year B
People were profoundly affected both by the things Jesus said and the way that He said them. In today's Gospel Mark deals with the reaction of His...
Christ Came To Disturb The Comfortable
Sunday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Year C
No one likes to be deceived. We prefer the truth even though it is unpleasant. People are disturbed when told by their doctor that they have cancer,...
Following Christ Needs Us To Have An Open Mind
Monday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
One purpose of the Letter to the Hebrews was to put new heart into a community of Christians whose first fervour had cooled. Spiritual lethargy had...
How Jesus Puts New Heart In Us
Monday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle II
Absalom was a son of King David who had murdered Amnon, his half-brother and David's eldest son. David imposed on him a punishment which was mild in...
Experiencing The Power And Love Of Jesus In Our Own Lives
Tuesday of Week 4 in Ordinary Time - Cycle I
All the men and women of faith who have gone before us and who remained true to God are models of encouragement and hope. By their lives and often by...
Jesus Died For Us - Whether 'Big' People Or 'Little' People