Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2021

Homily for Easter Vigil Mass 2021

This last little while women and women’s issues have been occupying a central place on our national stage. This comes as a surprise to many of our leaders. Yet this is a matter that has been around...

Homily for Holy Thursday 2021

Homily for Holy Thursday 2021

“He had always loved those who were his own in the world, but now he showed how perfect his love was.” (John 13:1) What Jesus did this night was about love: his love for his ‘own in the world’ — his...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2021

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation 2021

In his announcement the angel Gabriel makes five declarations to Mary. First is that Jesus will be “great.” (Luke 1:32) This contrasts with the greatness spoken of John in Gabriel’s pronouncement to...

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

In the Goodness of God / Seeking God in Scripture / Stained Glass Windows / Baptismal Stoles & Sacramental Certificates / Contemplating with the Tarrawarra Windows / New Antiphonaries /...

Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

Homily for 5th Sunday of Lent (Year B)

‘Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21) The...

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2021

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2021

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1) What Jesus is asking of us...

Homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

This story of the cure of a leper is really a parable. Parables are stories that are seemingly about one thing but are really about something else. (Mark 4:11) So here, a man with a skin disease...

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 2021

Homily for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 2021

‘John preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.” (Mark 1:7) This is followed by a description of Jesus’ baptism...

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2020

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2020

‘While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them...

Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020

Today we celebrate the Feast of Mary’s Immaculate Conception. We celebrate her because of her son, who is our Lord Jesus Christ. This feast reminds that we do not just appear out of nowhere. Behind...

Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year B) 2020

Homily for the Second Sunday of Advent (Year B) 2020

‘The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” — “a voice of one...

Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints 2020

Homily for the Solemnity of All Saints 2020

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints. These are those who took seriously what Jesus taught. Today’s Gospel begins Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. It opens: ‘This is what he taught them: “...

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