St. Jerome

HOMILY WEEK 25 06 – Year I The Paradox of Presence, Suffering and Persecution: Memorial of Saint Jerome (Zech 2:1-11; Jer 31; Lk 9:43-45) **************************************************** Have you ever heard of a chancel lamp? It is that lantern or candle in a church that tells us that Jesus is present in the tabernacle. You might think […]

HOMILY WEEK 25 01 – Year I Builders of a New Temple: Optional Memorial of Saints Cosmos and Damian (Ezra 1:1-6; Ps 126; Lk 8:16-18) ************************************************************ Do you see yourself as a builder? We are about rebuilding the reign of God. The first reading is all about the return of the exiles to their homeland […]

Grace of God

HOMILY SUNDAY 25 – A Workers in the Vineyard and God’s Grace (Isaiah 55:6-9; Psalm 145; Philippians 1:20-24, 27; Matthew 20:1-16) ************************************************************* The Belly family was after their dad to move to the country and buy an acreage, which he finally did. But from the day they got there, every one of the family complained […]

St Matthew

HOMILY WEEK 24 04 – Year I Unity, Community and a Spirituality of Letting Go: Feast of St. Matthew (Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Ps 19; Mt 9:9-13) *********************************************** How have you responded to the words of Jesus, “Come, follow me,” addressed to you? The readings today, on this feast of St. Matthew, offers us three interrelated […]

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