Latest Mass Schedule

Latest Mass Schedule

Mass Schedule from 03 to 10 Feb 2024. Sunday Year B. Weekday Year 2.

A Vision for Renewal: The Social Teaching of Pope Francis

A Vision for Renewal: The Social Teaching of Pope Francis

  "The most important sign for the Church in this time of turbulent change is Pope Francis himself, writes Michael Casey OCSO. Francis is a sign not only through his personal style – and...

In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

In the Goodness of God: A Memoir by Dom Kevin

Dom Kevin O’Farrell (1919-2006) was a Cistercian monk of lowly background, who became a leader of remarkable foresight. Having lived as an ordinary monk for twenty years, he was elected the first...

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2024

Homily for Ash Wednesday 2024

Today’s Gospel speaks of almsgiving, prayer and fasting. These were the three aspects of piety that were most highly esteemed in Jesus’ day. Almsgiving was particularly important at that time...

Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2024

Homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2024

Our First Reading this morning is taken from the Book of Job, a story of a prosperous though righteous man overtaken by serious misfortune — everything he has is taken away: family, possessions...

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2024

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God 2024

‘And when they saw [the baby lying in a manger], they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child.’ (Luke 2:17) Shepherds were held in such poor esteem by the wider society in...

Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family 2023

Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family 2023

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family by commemorating a very family thing: the naming of their child, which was done according to Jewish custom as Mary and Joseph were devout Jews. (Luke 2...

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2023

Homily for Christmas Midnight Mass 2023

‘An angel of the Lord appeared to [the shepherds], and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you...

The Abbot’s Exhortation for the Clothing of Br Charles Song

The Abbot’s Exhortation for the Clothing of Br Charles Song

Charles, St Benedict begins his Chapter on The Procedure for Receiving Brothers with the words: “Do not grant newcomers to the monastic life an easy entry, but, as the Apostle says, ‘Test the spirits...

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

Homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King 2023

Recently I listened to an interview with Richard Flannagan, the celebrated Australian novelist from Tasmania. In the interview, Richard told of his encounter with a Japanese man who was a medical...

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

The context of today’s Gospel story is that of Roman overlordship of Palestine; it was a Roman colony. The Jews of Jesus’ time hated this. The Romans levied a tax on Palestine, which was set at a...

Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

Homily for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) 2023

‘Peter said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy-seven times. (Matthew...

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