Baba Yetu

I've heard/seen a few versions of this particular piece of music as I've 'surfed' through YouTube. This version, conducted by the composer himself, is one of the best. The words, so I'm told, are the words of the Lord's Prayer in Swahili, which Christopher Tin has set to a masterful arrangement. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noneMROp_E8

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From Liturgy to Action in the World

Sacrosanctum Concilium's call for revisions in liturgical rites and texts made it easier for the Church to recognize and engage the public nature of liturgy. It also empowered the worshipping faithful to take part in efforts to reform social, economic, cultural, and political systems of society. The latter emphasis is what Gaudium et spes brought to our understanding … Continue reading From Liturgy to Action in the World

Homilies: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Titus 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke 3:15-16, 21-22. "His baptism marks the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus, and inauguration of the messianic age that is … Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Year C

Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

My homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 60:1-6; Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12. "The Magi, whoever they were, came to encounter Jesus Christ through following the signs that guided them. Are we able to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Year C

Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52. "Families are important to us as human beings and as believers. They are the domestic … Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C