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Papal Prayer Intention for February 2019

Each month a prayer intention is released, either for a universal need or for a specific evangelism need, through which Catholics are asked to join in praying with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The intention for February 2019 is: For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.… Continue reading Papal Prayer Intention for February 2019

Homilies

Homilies: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached at the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21. "Ten words were all that Jesus spoke after reading in the Nazareth Synagogue. There was no need to say… Continue reading Homilies: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Homilies

Homilies: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 62:1-5; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; John 2:1-11. "The Holy Spirit is given to all who are able to proclaim Jesus as God and Saviour, and then manifests in many different… Continue reading Homilies: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

Liturgy, Reading Excerpts

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

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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

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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