Homilies: First Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the First Sunday of Advent, Year C, as preached during the 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. "Advent is an interesting time between what has already been fulfilled and what is yet to be fulfilled. We are … Continue reading Homilies: First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Homilies: The Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B

My homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Year B, as preached during the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Daniel 7:13-14; Apocalypse 1:5-8; John 18:33-37. "Pilate does not expect the answer to his loaded question that he gets from Jesus. Yet … Continue reading Homilies: The Solemnity of Christ the King, Year B

Review: New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today’s Context

New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today's Context by Frank O'Loughlin My rating: 4 of 5 stars From the back cover:"Different times and different cultures have influenced the ways in which the Eucharist has been celebrated and understood; and the action received from the Lord to be done in his memory has shown different aspects of its … Continue reading Review: New Wineskins: Eucharist in Today’s Context

Homilies: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, as preached during the 9.30am live-streamed Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Daniel 12:1-3; Hebrews 10:11-14, 18; Mark 13:24-32. Today we celebrated the Confirmation and First Communion of Amelia, as well as marking the death of Bishop Bill Wright yesterday. … Continue reading Homilies: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B