Homily for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul 2021

Homily for the Solemnity of St Peter and St Paul 2021

“But you,” he said, “who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15) This is a question for us all, for on it depends how we are to behave. The ‘rich young man’ who ‘ran up, knelt before Jesus and put this...

Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Homily for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) 2021

Today’s Gospel has two healing stories, one wrapped inside the other, one to comment on the other. The one that is sandwiched is often omitted, like many stories of women. It is a story of a woman;...

Homily for the Solemnity of Holy Trinity 2021

Homily for the Solemnity of Holy Trinity 2021

As one man put it: "When it comes to writing a reflection on the Holy Trinity, I struggle." (Julian McDonald) Today we celebrate a feast to honour God as we Christians know him … or her — for as...

Benedictine Study Day 2021

Benedictine Study Day 2021

Pilgrim Theological College 29 College Cres, Parkville   SATURDAY 22 MAY 2021 10.00am - 3.30pm BYO lunch - Morning and afternoon tea provided Registration required as...

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...

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