Sunday Homilies

TRUTH MATTERS: 6TH SUNDAY EASTER A, May 14, 23

TRUTH MATTERS: 6TH SUNDAY EASTER A, May 14, 23

6th SUNDAY EASTER A
Readings:
Acts 8:5-8,14-17
1 Peter 3:15-18
John 17:1-11
HOMILY: It’s often said: ‘Honesty is the best policy!’ I tend to agree. Some time ago, I saw a very touching movie, one of the best I’ve ever seen, called Secrets and Lies.

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OUR NEED TO BELONG: 5TH SUNDAY EASTER A, May 7, 23

OUR NEED TO BELONG: 5TH SUNDAY EASTER A, May 7, 23

5th SUNDAY EASTER A
Readings:
Acts 6:1-7
1 Peter 2:4-9
John 14:1-12

HOMILY: Marshall McLuhan, commentator on means of communication, once wrote: ‘We drive into the future looking through the rear-vision mirror.’ The Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, once said: ‘We live forward, but we understand backwards.’

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OUR GOOD SHEPHERD: 4TH SUNDAY EASTER A, April 30, 23

OUR GOOD SHEPHERD: 4TH SUNDAY EASTER A, April 30, 23

4th SUNDAY EASTER A
Readings:
Acts 2:14, 36-41
1 Peter 2:20-25
John 10:1-10

HOMILY: This story is told of a couple, Mike and Yvonne: They were both 85 years old and had been married for sixty years. Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they carefully watched their funds.

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LEAVING THE CHURCH OR STAYING? 3RD SUNDAY EASTER A, April 13, 23

LEAVING THE CHURCH OR STAYING? 3RD SUNDAY EASTER A, April 13, 23

3rd SUNDAY EASTER A
Readings:
Acts 2:14, 22-33
1 Peter 1:17-21
Luke 24:13-35

HOMILY: For many of us life is a series of changes. Some of these are forced upon us, others freely chosen. We decide, for example, to move to a new suburb, look for a new job, replace our old car with a new model, go on a diet, enrol the children in a different school, or support a particular charity.

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JESUS’ EASTER GIFT: 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER A, April 16, 23

JESUS’ EASTER GIFT: 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER A, April 16, 23

2nd SUNDAY EASTER A
Readings:
Acts 2:42-47
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

HOMILY: Easter means a great deal more than Easter bunnies, Easter eggs and Easter parades. As outward signs of joy and hope they have a place. But they only skim the surface of what Easter truly means, at least for Christians.

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EASTER HOPE AND EASTER COMMITMENT: EASTER SUNDAY A, April 9, 23

EASTER HOPE AND EASTER COMMITMENT: EASTER SUNDAY A, April 9, 23

EASTER SUNDAY A
Readings:
Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Colossians 3:1-4
John 20:1-9
HOMILY: When my father died rather suddenly in 1975, my mother wrote that she was devastated and that her life would never be and could never be the same again. All of us, facing the death of someone we dearly love, face a horrible and indescribable loss, along with feelings of absence and emptiness.

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JOURNEYING WITH JESUS: PALM SUNDAY A, April 2, 23

JOURNEYING WITH JESUS: PALM SUNDAY A, April 2, 23

5th Sunday of Lent A
Readings:
SUNDAY HOMILY -PALM SUNDAY A
Matthew 21:1-14 (Procession)
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66

HOMILY: In 2001 I was present at the Good Friday 3pm Commemoration of the Passion in my parish, St Paul Apostle, Endeavour Hills, VIC., Australia. I was profoundly affected by the Passion Play

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DECIDING FOR LIFE: 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT A, MARCH 12, 23

DECIDING FOR LIFE: 3RD SUNDAY OF LENT A, MARCH 12, 23

3rd Sunday of Lent A
Readings:
Exodus 17:3-7
Romans 5:1-2,5-8
John 4:5-42

HOMILY: Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! Life is full of them. Many are not particularly important. Many are routine. But sometimes, we sense a need deep inside us to make a decision that is different

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