Category: Advent

HOMILY ADVENT SUNDAY 4 – C

Filled with the Spirit, Sent to Serve and Open to the Word (Micah 5:2-5; Psalm 80; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45) ************************************************** An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.  He went to the doctor who fitted him with a set of hearing aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100% clearly. […]

ADVENT HOMILY DECEMBER 20 Yr I

Prophecy Fulfilled – Mary’s Fiat – God is With Us (Is 7:10-8:10; Ps 24; Lk 1:26-38) ************************************************ How accurate do you think you would be in predicting events seven hundred years into the future? The readings today, about prophecy fulfilled in Mary, encourage us to be like her and let the Lord of glory enter […]

HOMILY ADVENT SUNDAY 3 – C

Joyful, Transformative Love (Zephaniah 3:14-18; Isaiah 12; Phil 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-18) ************************************************************ What happens when you put a piece of paper in a glass of water? Nothing really – the paper simply gets soaked and soggy. What happens when you hold a piece of paper over a lit candle? Transformation – the paper bursts into flame, […]

HOMILY ADVENT WEEK 02 04 – Yr I

The Pain of Entering Heaven – Memorial: St Lucy (Isaiah 41:13-20; Ps 145; Mt 11:11-15) *************************************************** Since John the Baptist, the violent take heaven by force. These are strange words. What do they mean? The readings today invite us to enter into the hard work of healing, of transformation, of taking heaven by force. Isaiah […]

ADVENT WEEK 01 04 – Yr I

Doing the Will of God – Memorial, St. Ambrose (Isaiah 26:1-6; Ps 118; Mt 7:21, 24-27) *************************************************** “Only the ones who do the will of my Father in heaven will enter the kingdom of God.” Jesus could not be clearer or more direct than this teaching: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will […]

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