Category: Homilies


HOMILY LENT WEEK 02 03 – Year I Lessons from the Word (Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31; Mt 20:17-28) ********************************************** The Word of God today offers us four lessons for life, two from the Old Testament, and two from the Gospel: Forgive, trust, accept suffering like Jesus, and serve. In the first reading, people are planning […]


HOMILY WEEK 02 02 – Year I (Is 1:10-31; Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12) ********************************* Brother Tom Novak OMI of Winnipeg, makes social justice a main thrust of his ministry and was involved with a drama group called Just Theatre. They centred all their performances on an issue of justice. Today’s readings, using a little imagination, […]


HOMILY LENT SUNDAY 02 – B Lent – A Journey of Transformation (Genesis 22:1-2, 9-13, 15-18; Psalm 116; Romans 8:31b-35, 37; Mark 9:2-10) **************************************************************** “To live is to change; to have lived well is to have changed much.” This quote from Cardinal Newman brings us to the core of today’s celebration. Lent is a journey […]


HOMILY WEEK 01 04 – Year I Balancing Prayer and Work (Esther 14:1-14; Ps 138; Mt 7:7-12) *************************************** Many years ago, Franciscan priest Richard Rohr was inspired to open a Centre for Action and Contemplation. While he has been prophetic throughout his long career beginning with the charismatic renewal (he founded the New Jerusalem Community […]

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