Homilies: 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C

For a variety of reasons I didn't preach a 'normal' homily this weekend, and the only homily I did preach I forgot to record. So contribution from The Doohan Discourse this weekend, but I promise I'll be back for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

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Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 1st Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36. "The arrival of Advent focuses our attention on the fulfilled promise of God to send the Messiah, a promise once fulfilled … Continue reading Homilies: 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

My homily for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe (Year B) as preached during the 5.30pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Daniel 7:13-14; Revelation 1:5-8; John 18:33-37. "The Feast of Christ the King challenges our understanding of exactly what the Reign of God is meant to … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Homilies: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Kings 17:10-16; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44. "The observation of the behaviour of people contributing to the Temple treasury is a reminder to us that, like the widow, Christians are … Continue reading Homilies: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 50:5-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35. "Confessing Jesus to be the Christ along with Peter is not enough. We are called to live that faith through good works, … Continue reading Homilies: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (Child Protection Sunday)

My homily for the 23rdd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) - also marked as Child Protection Sunday - as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. "The ears of all of us have been opened to the stories of those who have … Continue reading Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B (Child Protection Sunday)