Homilies: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; James 3:16-4:3; Mark 9:30-37. "Jesus challenges the understanding of 'Messiah' held by his disciples by placing a child before them, overthrowing and subverting the entire … Continue reading Homilies: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021

My homily for Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Ezekiel 37:1-14; Romans 14:7-9; Luke 7:46-56. The tex of my homily can be found below. https://open.spotify.com/episode/5VG9RVTtBFriRNLbFS6SSK?si=UZ_KTDxwRKarUOfmvVQ2cQ&dl_branch=1 As I mentioned at the beginning of today’s Mass, it is this Sunday that … Continue reading Homilies: Perpetual Day of Remembrance Sunday 2021

Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Isaiah 35:4-7; James 2:1-5; Mark 7:31-37. "The prayer of Jesus - "Ephphatha!" or "Be opened!" - is not just about a healing of physical limitations as we hear about … Continue reading Homilies: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

Homilies: Solemnity fo the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

My homily for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were Apocalypse 11:19, 12:1-6, 10; 1 Corinthians 15:20-26; Luke 1:39-56. "Having received God's promise to her via the angel Gabriel, Mary sets out to visit Elizabeth, where … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity fo the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Homilies: Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop)

My homily for the Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop) as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings proclaimed were 1 Kings 17:8-16; Colossians 3:12-17; Matthew 6:25-34. "Rely on the providence of God in all things, putting God's kingdom - God's agenda - before anything that … Continue reading Homilies: Solemnity of St Mary of the Cross (Mary Mackillop)