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Homilies: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Isaiah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11. "Confronted with the Presence of the Divine in Jesus, Simon owns his unworthiness and sinfulness. Jesus, however, invites Simon to 'be not… Continue reading Homilies: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Homilies: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at the Sacred Hamilton Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:13; Luke 4:21-30. "Without love, we are nothing at all. St Paul reminds the church in Corinth, and reminds us, that to… Continue reading Homilies: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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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

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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

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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

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Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

My homily for the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph (Year C) as preached at the 5pm Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28; 1 John 3:1-2, 21-24; Luke 2:41-52. "Families are important to us as human beings and as believers. They are the domestic… Continue reading Homilies: Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, Year C

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Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent (Year C) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton on Sunday 16 December 2018. The readings were Zephaniah 3:14-18; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18. "Our readings today remind us that preparations for Christmas during Advent are about preparing ourselves to welcome the Reign of… Continue reading Homilies: 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C

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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

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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

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Homiles: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 9am Mass at St Joseph's Church, The Junction. The readings were Daniel 12:1-3; Hebrews 10:11-14; Mark 13:24-32. This Mass was the annual Remembrance Mass for those whose funerals have been celebrated in the church during the past year, and for… Continue reading Homiles: 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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

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Homilies: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34. "Jesus turns the question asked by the scribe into a challenge to mere adherence in the external forum. True faith is not to be… Continue reading Homilies: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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Homilies: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Jeremiah 31:7-9; Hebrews 5:1-6; Mark 10:46-52. "Bartimaeus calls out to Jesus, seeking Jesus' compassion and presence. His request - to see again - stand in direct contrast to that of… Continue reading Homilies: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

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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