Category: Easter

Holy Spirit – Pentecost Sunday

HOMILY – PENTECOST SUNDAY YEAR C 2022 Pentecost: Participation in a New Creation (Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104; Romans 8:8-17; John 20:19-23) **************************************************************** Alleluia! Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Alleluia! My brothers and sisters, Pentecost is all about participating in God’s new creation […]

Paul in Captivity

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 07 06 – Year II Following Jesus into the Kingdom of God (Acts 28:16-20,30-31; Ps11; Jn 21:20-25) **************************************************** Imagine spending years in prison or under house arrest, as Paul did. Or imagine languishing in harsh conditions – including nine years in solitary confinement – as did Vietnam Cardinal Nguyen Van Thuan […]

Action-Contemplation-St Justin

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 07 03 – Year II Balancing Action and Contemplation: Memorial of St. Justin Martyr (Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68;Jn 17:11b-19) ***************************************** Some see Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr as a modern-day prophet, whose career spans founding the New Jerusalem charismatic community, recording a ground-breaking Great Themes of Scripture, delving into Male and Female […]

Faith-Holy Spirit

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 07 01 – Year II Firing Up Our Baptism (Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68; Jn 16:29-33) **************************************************** St. Thomas Aquinas once said, “God is sheer joy, and sheer joy demands company.” That saying is appropriate for us today. The readings, and this mission, invite us to put the fire back into our […]

Faith-New life-Ascension

HOMILY ASCENSION SUNDAY – C Redeemed and Sanctified into New Life (Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 47; Heb 9:24-28, 10:19-23; Luke 24:46-53) ******************************************************* The readings today call us to be witnesses to a new and living way. In the Gospel, we see that we can now enter the sanctuary by a new and living way, through the […]

Mission-Faith

HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 06 06 – Year II On Being Joyful Missionary Disciples (Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47; Jn 16:23-28) *************************************************** God is good – all the time! All the time – God is good! That saying, popular with some people, underlines the message from today’s readings: God is good, so believe in Him, love […]

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