Homilies: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Today is also marked as Word of God Sunday.

The readings proclaimed were Isaiah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 137: “In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.”

“Like Isaiah, Paul and Peter, we are called not only to hear the Word of God addressed to us but to listen. Listening requires being open to allowing the Word of God to penetrate our very being, to find a home in our very self, and accepting that by doing so we will be forever transformed because the Word of God will change us.”