HOMILY SUNDAY 4 – C The Greatest Vocation – Good Shepherd Sunday (Acts 3:14, 43-52; Palm 100; Rev 7:9, 14b-17; Jn 10:27-30) *********************************************************** How would you like to give life to others? Believe in the Good News of Jesus, and bring salvation and eternal life to others. These are such simple words, yet they hold […]

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HOMILY EASTER WEEK 03 04 Dare We Also Rejoice and Proclaim? (Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66; Jn 6:44-51) ****************************************** Henri Thoreau once famously claimed “Most people lead lives of quiet desperation.” Given our society today, I would add “and silent depression,” coming from the surprising response to a retreat we gave at the Star of the […]

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HOMILY EASTER WEEK 03 03 Profound Faith, Joyful Experience, Courageous Proclamation (Acts 7:51-8:1; Ps 31; Jn 6:30-35) *********************************************************** Canon Andrew White shared with a church full of people recently in Edmonton a painful reality he experienced during his ministry in Iraq. A group of ISIS fighters stormed into a school and demanded the children follow […]

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EASTER WEEK 02 06 Balancing Prayer and Ministry, Contemplation and Action Blessed Marie-Léonie Paradis (Acts 6:107; Ps 33; Jn 6:16-21) ******************************************************* Noted spiritual writer and speaker, Fr. Richard Rohr OFM, founded a Centre for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, some years ago. That prophetic gesture provides a fitting backdrop to today’s readings and […]

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HOMILY EASTER SEASON WEEK 02 04  Faith, Transformation and Eternal Life (Acts 5:27-33; Jn 3:31-36) ***************************************   Faith, transformation and eternal life – these three words sum up the message from today’s readings.   We believe in the resurrection of Jesus; we experience transformation through forgiveness and healing, and we then live lives of obedient […]

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