Homilies: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

My homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) as preached during the 9.30 am Mass in the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.

The readings were Isaiah 49:3, 5-6; 1 Corinthians 1:1-3; John 1:29-34.

“The introduction to Paul’s first letter to the Church of God in Corinth, though exceedingly formal and formulaic, reminds us that like the recipients we, too, are the Church here in this place and this time, holy because God is present with us, and called to be a light to the city in which we live, our country, and the entire world.”