Category Archives: Homilies

Ordinary 18

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Ordinary 17

The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020 – Cycle A 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12; Psalm 119; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52 An understanding, listening heart is quite different from a listening, understanding ear, is it not? Though my question straddles metaphor … Continue reading

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Ordinary 16

The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020 – Cycle A Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43 What has it been like for you to pray during the last four months? Obviously the public and communal worship of … Continue reading

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Ordinary 15

The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020 – Cycle A Isaiah 55:10-11; Psalm 65; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23 During the last few months have you come to feel scattered? Unmoored? Not depressed, just drifting? I do. Obviously we have not … Continue reading

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Ordinary 14

The Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2020 – Cycle A Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 145; Romans 8:9. 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 Jesus has described and sent his disciples into a precarious world. We are living no less an unstable world, are we … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 2020 – Cycle A Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14-16; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 It has been over three months since we have gathered for the Eucharist. How bittersweet then to mark … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday – On Racism

On the Death of George Floyd The Most Holy Trinity 2020 – Cycle A Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; Daniel 3; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; John 3:16-18 For three months we have experienced the consequences of an invisible virus that has invaded the … Continue reading

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Pascha VII

The Seventh Sunday of Easter 2020 – Cycle A Acts 1:12-14; Psalm 27; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11 For as often as it is recorded in the Gospels that Jesus prays, we are only privy a few times to his … Continue reading

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Ascension

The Solemnity of the Ascension 2020 – Cycle A Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1:17-23; Matthew 28:16-20 Anthropologists, poets and mythology have taught us that boys need to be made into men and only men can initiate boys into manhood.  … Continue reading

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Pascha VI

The Sixth Sunday of Easter 2020 – Cycle A Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Psalm 66; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 Life is full of arrivals and departures. As a priest I walk in and out of many people’s lives.  You are … Continue reading

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